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Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 26, 2014, 2:25 PM

Hiya Everyone!
Just catching up from the madness that was a truly epic Birthday Road trip. I wanted to make sure I thanked everyone for all the Birthday Wishes you guys left on my page. :hug: you all are the best! I had a wonderful Birthday. I celebrated it with some of my fiber arts friends. We took a road trip over to the Black Sheep Gathering the largest fiber festival I've attended over here on the West Coast.

It was gorgeous the whole time except for a wee bit of rain on the morning of the first day but other than that blue skies.

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Of course the first booth I went to visit is the Jenkins booth to talk to Ed and Wanda Jenkins and look at all their beautiful spindles!

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I ended up picking out these two aren't they just gorgeous!!!!

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I saw lots of adorable sheepies :D

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I wanted to take this light gray/brown one home with me. Her name is Athena and she's a Shetland lamb. Isn't she adorable! She came over when I called her name and let me pet her. Extremely sweet.

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I spent a lot of time watching Judith MacKenziem judge hundreds of gorgeous fleeces. Her knowledge about the history of sheep, their breeds, characteristics, what sheeps are good for what sort of projects etc is amazing. She is incredible to listen to.

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I saw a little Holiday wheel the same kind of wheel I just got recently after being on a 3 year waiting list. Isn't this wheel as cute as a button?! This one is the one I saw not mine. Mine is solid Walnut.

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I attended two Jenkins spindle meetups where I met lots of lovely Jenkins owners that I talk to on the forums but finally got to meet in person. Everyone was wonderful. Out of all the projects being spun this one was my favorite. It is simply gorgeous!

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Loot, yes sweet loot and I came home with lots of it. Some of these were gifts others I purchased. I'm extremely happy with everything I got. :D

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Out of everything I'm super excited about my upcoming project that will be involving the fiber braids that are all lined up. The 10 braids will be spun one on each of my 7 spindles and 3 wheels so that each finished yarn will be the same weight(fingering weight yarn for lace knitting). Each skein will be knitted in a certain order to create a shawl that will have been made by all my spindles and wheels. It's going to be an awesome project can't wait :D

Here's the braids close up in the order the yarns would be knitted in along with my Jenkins Turkish Spindles.

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Lastly here they are all together my 7 spindles, three wheels, and the 10 braids of fiber.

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I'll be spinning this project during Tour de Fleece coming up July 5th. Tour de Fleece is a major spinning event that takes place during the Tour de France. Spinners can join teams(can be based on particular vendors of fiber or spinning tools, location, etc) and they set goals for themselves to achieve during the event. It's super fun to see all the projects being worked on.


It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. In photography, everything can be so ordinary, it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.

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Evanita W Montalvo
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States

My name is Evanita W. Montalvo. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and minor in Art History. I am a wildlife and nature photographer. In my spare time I tend to my many pets, take pictures at several nature parks and zoos, and work on fiber arts projects.

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ewm Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a bug test :bug::bug::bug:
Terrara-antaria Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Happy belated birthday! Unfortunately I come with a request instead of a present... Which is kinda rude, but... there was this user, euclase, who made most wonderful portraits. But due to anons and trolls and tumblr, as it has often happened, she now deleted all her work, both here and on tumblr. It's a devastating loss to all fandoms, even if not all people appreciated her splendid work. I imagine you get this on a nearly hourly basis and people pester you about harmful trolling all the time, but maybe someone on the staff could make at least a small note for losing a good artist to the vicious hate?
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy B-lated B-day! :heart:
ewm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :D
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome and Thanks for the help. Got it. :heart:
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