Thursday, October 11, 2007

To Market, To SOAR Market

It is good to be back in the blogging world, now that we are (mostly) unpacked. There are many lovely things about our new home, and one of them is that I have a nice place to stash my stash, a place where the light comes and where it is pleasant to look upon. Take a good look at it. Note that every single container you see contains fiber. Note that I am blessed with abundance...

because....

today I went to SOAR market, just a hop, skip, and a jump from our house. I looked at many lovely things, but bought nothing....and when I came home and looked at my stash I didn't feel one pang about the fiber. (Though I must say, that if I were in a spending mood, I met at least one spindle that would have followed me home) I would have loved to have been able to stay and absorb some of the knowledge there, though.
But I didn't really come home with nothing. No, at SOAR market I met the lovely Cary whom I know from the Christian Artisans Yahoo group. She has a farm with a flock of Corriedales about two hours south of us, a farm named Serenity. She surprised me by bringing me a little bag of goodies: "Comfort Wool" from her corriedales, in lovely silvery-brown; the black "Martha's Heart" blend of pygora and corriedale; the lavender blend of pygora, corriedale, and silk; and some beautiful soap she made herself, rich with cream. What you can't see in the picture is how lovely this wool smells. It smells richly of lavender from her garden, and I find myself burying my nose in its soft yumminess to breathe deeply. The little bag was such a sweet surprise..... but better than fiber is a new friend, and I hope I will be seeing more of Cary in days to come.

2 comments:

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Hi Donna! I'm glad you are back to blogging and I was so happy to meet you yesterday! We just didn't have time enough, did we?

And oh yes, you will be seeing more of me - LOL! Your children are just precious, by the way...so well behaved in such a busy place ;)

Alpaca Granny said...

I wish that I have been at SOAR with you and Cary.