Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Monday, October 09, 2006

Autumn Excursion

Woodstock, Illinois

This weekend was absoloutely beautiful in Chicago. It was the kind of clear, pleasant weather that makes me love autumn. On Sunday, we made an excursion to Woodstock in McHenry County for some autumn events. If the picture of Woodstock looks a little familiar to you, that’s probably because the town featured heavily in the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.

Musical Wallpaper

We picked apples (a bit of a disappointment), and met up with our friends Gary and Gary Lee who were working the Weaver's Guild textile show at the old courthouse. Gary is an old-timey musician and plays a mean hammered dulcimer, among other instruments, for the duo Bear Creek. He provided what he called "musical wallpaper" for the event. Gary Lee is a textile artist who was demonstrating spinning techniques. Several of his pieces were in the show- some even won awards.

"Dr." TJ* Fuffle Fresh spins the hits for you

*Thread Jockey

Textiles at the show. The gray skein of yarn under the chair is Gary Lee's.

Gary Lee's knit shawl. This one won a prize!

After the show we had dinner together. Good food, good friends, good fun- it was a very pleasant day.

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At 01:30, Blogger Tony said...


It's always relaxing to get out and do something on the weekend very different from the routine of weekly work. I am always fascinated by some talents of individuals. Thanks for sharing the weekend excursion.

At 09:56, Blogger Ur-spo said...

autumn in the midwest!
sounds a lovely day.

At 19:39, Blogger Gary Lee Phillips said...

Hmm. I wonder if that counts as my 15 KB of fame. ;p


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