|Waiting patiently while Mom & Grandma cook our Somali feast|
"Fiber College of Maine is an annual fiber festival whose sole reason for being is to celebrate the fiber arts in all forms. Maine is particularly blessed with artistic energy and inspiration from the flow of the tides, the rolling hills of the blueberry fields and the stars in the night sky."
~Fiber College website
|Phoenix making a ceramic button|
At the beach bonfire, I met three very funny women who had come to Fiber College together from Massachusetts. Somehow we started talking about the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and our tendencies to hoard materials for whatever our fiber passion is. (Somehow, that seemed hilarious at the time.) After we parted, I worried that I never find my new friends again. . . we'd been talking and laughing in the dark!
|Hula Hoops on the Beach|
|Felter extraordinaire Kathleen Gerdes|
While one of the Somalian ladies gave us traditional Henna tattoos.
|Creating Henna tattoos|
Some of us cooked in fancy aprons . . .
My next-door neighbor, Linda, who is very active in the Cobblestone Quilters Guild, joined us at Fiber College for the first time this year. . .
And was thrilled to meet one of her "quilting idols", Mary Ellen Krantz, at the cocktail party.
|Eddie & Alice|
She plays a pretty mean harmonica!
|Alice Seeger rocks it out!|