Last weekend Peggy and I made the drive up to Tyler, Texas. Our non-fibery reason to be there was to visit Peggy's family. Her mother, sister, nearly brother-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews live in Tyler. I love visiting Peggy's family. They are wonderful and loud and quirky and creative, totally amazing and completely exhausting. I have always said that Peggy's sister Robin sucks all the oxygen out of a room. She is a force of nature. We had a great visit.
Our fibery reason for being in Tyler was the Heritage Day Celebration at the Goodman Museum. The Goodman is an antebellum home built in 1859 that sits on a large lot in the center of Tyler. On this day the front lawn was littered with spinners, weavers, quilters, several men in Civil War regalia and couple of cannons.
We wore our Civil War dresses and brought along a selection of our hand spun and hand dyed yarn, hand knitted and hand crocheted scarves and some hand woven kitchen towels.
Peggy brought along hand carders as she is currently spinning some wonderful Polwarth wool that has been washed and dyed but not carded.
One of the other spinners there was our friend Dori McCutcheon from Bella Bodom Ranch in Ben Wheeler, TX. Dori raises Angora goats and my first goats came from her.
We had a great time in Tyler and will plan on doing it again next spring!