One of my favorite things about Black Sheep Gathering is walking around and taking in all of the colors and textures.
It is a bit overwhelming at first and many people can be seen with a glazed over look on their faces - a sure sign of trying to take it all in at once.
Judy Taylor at Little House Rugs and her hooked rugs are always a favorite of mine.
I always have to buy a little bit of dyed fiber to play with and the Bluefaced roving at Dicentra’s is a new favorite. So many vivid colors to choose from!
Jacob sheep will always be my favorite, but I do love all sheep. This particular one has lots of character
This little guy really had the ‘cute’ factor. He is a Navajo-Churro ram lamb…
and this is a yearling ewe of the same breeding.
This is a Lincoln ram and he was getting the best rub down EVER!
If I had the room, this is the other breed I would have. I love the Bluefaces and their ridiculous ears!
A HUGE thanks to my sister-in-law, Erica, for manning our booth so I could walk around and take in some sights. Showing sheep, doing herding demos, and sitting at the vendor booth is very hard to do all at the same time! I couldn’t have asked for better help, she restocked the tables, answered questions, and did a fabulous job with no fiber knowledge!
Here is my little pile of goodies that I brought home. The book is one that I have looked at before, but the price tag has always held me back. Thanks to a friend for making me buy it, it is a treasure!
Here are the colors I decided on from Dicentra – I can’t wait to use them!
I ordered a few more of the lightweight panels from Shaul’s. They are easy for me to move around and they have already come in handy…more about that later.
I also have a few new sheep! A few more Mud Ranch girls, a ewe lamb from Meridian Jacobs, and a yearling ram from bide a wee farm. They deserve their own post though, so I will share pictures of them in the next day or two.