we are in the midst of another busy weekend here but there are some pics from last weekend that i haven't shared yet. on saturday i attended a WECAN conference (waldorf early childhood assoc) in chapel hill. i made the three and a half drive by myself!! 24 hours without my children. that has happened only one other time that i can remember.
the conference itself was engaging and rewarding. so lovely to be in a room with 40 colleagues. the setting was the emerson waldorf school, a beautiful campus nestled in the woods. i love soaking up the early childhood classrooms. here are a few pics of the nursery class.
veil painting done by the teacher, ms kathleen.
i returned home after the conference and when we all woke up the next morning, sienna and i set out for our now annual date at the fiber fair!
she got to try her hand at some spinning. this wheel is huge and hand crafted by a local artisan. she worked the wheel while momma attempted feeding the wool onto the spool (not sure of the correct lingo here).
she loved it so much that when we were leaving she insisted we go back and do that once again. so we did.
this is sara beth and she is a master rug hooker. i wish some pictures of her larger works had turned out. she somehow makes each and every little loop exactly the same. amazing! she learned when she was a young girl from her grandmother who used strips of old clothing to make rugs and bed throws to keep the family warm.
she took such an interest in sienna as sienna loved watching her work. she let sienna give it a try with some wool roving. they made a little flower together. she made a point to remember sienna's name and told her to come back and visit next year and then the year after that she would be ready to start on her own. sienna is already excited!
these fun felted toys were made by disabled children in a local school. i don't know the full story there, but i do know that the proceeds go back to them.and of course, lovely animals to ooh and ahh over. i know the bunny pic is fuzzy, but so was the bunny! ;)this sweet mama and baby had had enough of the crowds, methinks. they kept their backs to us, but sienna could have still watched them for hours.
off for some halloween fun now! i'll have pics of their costumes soon as well as a giveaway.