As my regular readers know, my youngest son is in a boychoir.
One aspect of the boychoir experience is the regular practices and rehearsals that provide me ample time to work on my crochet at nearby coffee shops while waiting for my son.
Another aspect of the boychoir experience is the tours the choir takes to travel to perform the music the boys have been rehearsing.
Today my son embarked on his last boychoir tour before graduating, and to get to the appointed parking lot on time, we were up before sunrise.
On our way to the tour bus rendezvous, we (of necessity) drove past the North Carolina State Fairgrounds where we saw signs for the 2011 Carolina Fiber Fest that would be opening later in the day.
I had been undecided about whether I would be able to shoehorn the Fiber Fest into this weekend that is already very full.
Even after my son was safely on his way, and I had returned home, eaten breakfast and had a much needed cup of coffee, I was unable to decide: should I stay or should I go?
I mulled over this thought for at least an hour before I gave up on thinking, got in the car, and (camera in hand) headed to the fairgrounds.
A fiber fest, is by definition, a festival of fibers, but in addition to all of the yarn and crafty goodness, there are often other delights as well, and today as I entered the Jim Graham Building where the 2011 Carolina Fiber Fest is taking place, I encountered the paintings and prints of Conni Tögel.
Ms. Tögel’s is the creator of “Sheep Incognito” and depicts sheep in situations that are both funny and thought provoking:
Ms. Tögel’s work is a visual delight; I am glad I decided to go.
This was just one of many interesting booths I came across today. For those of you who can go, it is well worth the time; for those of you who can’t, tomorrow I will detail more of my 2011 Carolina Fiber Fest adventures.