Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sheep to Shawl

Last week, we went with the homeschool group to see the Sheep to Shawl presentation, in a nearby town.

The people were amazingly friendly, patient with kids, and very interactive.

Below, a man shears a sheep, and then he passed the wool out to all of the kids, so they could feel the lanolin.

Then we moved on to the "spinning house" and watched women spin on wheels and by "drop spinning."This lady was just particularly sweet, and so very beautiful for an older lady. I just wanted to stay and take pictures of her!!

Next, we headed to the "weaving house" (these are my made-up names, not what they officially called their areas of interest!) Again, we talked to the sweetest old guy, who taught the kids how to weave their cotton strands.

Way to go, Dash! NatureMan tried his hand at the loom. Even LittleLad took a turn, on my lap (his feet couldn't reach the pedals!)

Our group makes this trip every year, but this is the first time we've gone. There are SO many awesome opportunities, and I try to pick and chose, so we don't get too busy. This one is going back on the calendar for next year!

On the way home, I drew another shoe. Maybe I should make a book of shoe sketches?

Or start packing a bag of props for the car??

(btw, my hand is NOT sprouting long white hairs. Those are my ragtag jeans poking out. Just so you know.)

Last but not least, I love these two beautiful, wonderful, mischievous, dirty-faced little boys.

Even if I have to deal with things like this...
Oil paints.

Squirted out and smeared into the carpeting in the Artist's room.

While I was running a quick errand, and Daddy was in charge. Not that it's his fault, or anything. (clears throat and shakes head)

Oh. My. Goodness.

This stuff doesn't come out.

I'm still speaking blessings over these kids, even if it is with gritted teeth at times!

1 comment:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

That is the coolest field trip. Wow! Wish we had something like that around here.

:) :) :)