Yesterday was my Big Day Out. No, not the one with the Big Noise bands and even bigger crowds. I took a day out to enjoy some country air and the company of fellow fibre lovers. Charly at Ixchel hosts a monthly Spin In. I've been keen to go. Yesterday, with my new car running and a day free of other commitments, I was able to get there. It's quite a drive from my end of town, but with views like this, well worth the effort. I didn't do much spinning: what with sitting quietly out on the veranda waiting for the brightly coloured finches to return to the feeding station; watching a bunny haircut; getting to know Jazz, the gentle bunny-dog and choosing a personalised bag or two of delicious silky angora fibre to accompany me home--the day went much too quickly. I'd like to be able to say that I was satisfied with the fresh country air and rain water, but in fact there were several substantial cakes to keep us going--including an incredible Lavender cake. Imagine biting into a soft buttery tea cake and finding yourself enveloped in the experience of lavender!
Next month Charly will be at the Bendigo show, but there will be another Spin In in August. I'm hoping to be there. Meanwhile I have 50g of beautiful bunny fluff from the silver-haired Dash to work with and folder full of photos to enjoy.