Yesterday we had a lovely day of "museuming." My brother and sister-in-law are visiting from Texas, and we loaded Mom and her wheelchair into the car and visited two museums--theMuseum of Russian Art and the MIA. I'd not taken the time to go to the MORA and it was wonderful to see such a gem! The current exhibit features paintings by Vasili Nechitailo. He's a master of capturing light and his expressive brushwork add dimension to his paintings. Downstairs there was a textile room and on display were beautiful distaffs and peasant clothing and lovely embroidered linens. A visual feast! The shop was very nice and I bought a few pins to brighten up my sweaters.
Today (Saturday) I spent the day spinning at the shop. It was just like the old days in Texas. It was fun to sit outside, spin, visit, and laugh! I finished a small skein of pencil roving and it will be a perfect addition of color to a plain cap. I have lots of plain wool spun into yarn and it's always nice to have some color added. MiniD and Jojo kept us company. Earlier in the week, I got a call that Jody would not be able to teach the beginning spinning class. I will now be the teacher and I am so excited for the opportunity to teach spinning in addition to knitting.