Accomplishments of the Week - May 28, 2018
So... I'm a little bit late with this week's post. I had grand plans to post last night after returning home from Fibre Fest in Picton. And of course after a long drive with two kids, all I wanted to do was eat dinner and go straight to bed. But I still want to share last week's accomplishments with you, so here they are!
I brought home this toy loom (shown above) to play with and see if it's possible to use it to teach weaving to kids. I'm not sure how practical it is, but it's super-cute! I've been itching to get back into weaving this year, so I'm hoping that starting with something small like this will push me to jump back into it.
As part of my long-term project to transition my family towards a more plastic-free, zero-waste lifestyle, I've been wanting to check out Épicerie LOCO for a while so this week we took a little field trip. I brought my own glass mason jars, filled two with dish soap and one with hand soap and I'm excited try my stainless steel soap dispensers that fit right on the mason jar from Life Without Plastic. I was also happy to find organic, Quebec milk in returnable glass bottles!
Fibre Fest! I finished and blocked my Meandering Pathway Shawl in plenty of time for Fibre Fest and we had a wonderful time in Picton. We spent the day meeting friends old and new, eating delicious food, watching the sheep shearing demos, and even a little bit of shopping :)
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