Friday, June 22, 2012

"It's A Small World"

The Internet has turned the world into numerous small virtual communities where the inhabitants have become close friends without having ever met.  This is certainly true in the Spinning and Fiber Arts Communities among others.  And when we finally get to meet in person its like a family reunion or getting together with that best friend you haven't seen in 20 years.  Last week I finally got to meet Miki of Funhouse Fibers.  I've been buying her fabulous fun batts for a couple of years and she is part of my Sparkle Spin Group.  I am also a member of her Ravelry Group, Fun Onion, and on the Fun Onion Tour de Fleece Team. (The Ravelry Group is a must for any spinner).  Miki came to Orlando for vacation and since I only live 2 hours away we decided to get together for a fun day at Islands of Adventure and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  It was like meeting a long lost sister and we had a wonderful time.  We drank butter beer and became Minions on the new Despicable Me ride.  We sat and knit and shot down aliens (see picture below).  Thank you Miki, for a fantastic day.

Another great part of this day was meeting Miki, the Artist.  I have to show you the pictures of the wonderful batts she sent me a couple of weeks ago.  One of the batts was part of a Fun Onion TDF Swap and the other was a Sparkle gift. 

Now these are no your regular size batts.  Miki has a new supersize drum carder and these batts are about 3 times the normal size.  I have spun some of Miki's gorgeous batts before and the resulting hand spun yarn was beautiful and was used by another artist to weave a fabulous OAAK shoulder bag.  Funhouse Fibers is a must see shop and source for unique batts and always fun fibers.

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