What a great weekend! After school on Friday we headed North with 4 sheep, 2 dogs, and a car FULL of fiber stuff. We each had a place to sit, but not much more than that 🙂
Theron’s grandparents met us at the fairgrounds and he spent the weekend with them. That left me to enter my fiber arts pieces, get my sheep settled, set-up the vendor space, let my dogs out, and get the tent set-up – thank goodness for friends!
Robin and her friends, Kris and Diane, drove up from California and arrived shortly after we did. Robin and I camped at the fairgrounds and the weather was perfect.
Jacobs showed first thing Saturday morning. There were 4 Jacob breeders with a very nice entry. Thanks to my friend, Kristine, I have some pictures to share!
Here I am with Flirt, she won Reserve Champion ewe and Best Fleeced Jacob.
Kenleigh’s Torrent, owned by Brenda and Alan Searle was Champion Ram.
Jeff Jaqua with his ewe lamb that won Champion Ewe and then went on to win Champion ewe of the Classic division.
The Classic division consists of Jacobs,
The event was very well attended, especially Saturday. When Kristine arrived mid-day, she couldn’t find a parking spot and had to park at the Rite-Aid across the street.
I shared a vendor booth with Robin and it was a bit interesting getting everything to fit! Here she is demonstrating a rigid heddle loom.
There were 150 vendors at this year’s event and it was a bit overwhelming! So many colors and textures.
This is all I came home with – I am so proud of myself 🙂
I was on a mission to find a good red/brown color for felting dogs. I found two that I think will work well. I had prearranged to meet Michelle and trade some of Wrangler’s fiber for some of Braveheart’s. I can’t wait to spin it up! The Jacob shirt is from Brenda and Alan for helping them get their sheep to the show ring and showing Torrent. They (along with many other people) thought the Classic sheep show was on Sunday, not Saturday.
Kate’s favorite part of the weekend was the daily duck herding demo that she participated in. She was the highlight for many people because she belly crawls when she works ducks – very funny!
I love this picture – Kristine took it at another event we were at, but I got this look a lot this weekend. Notice the head is pointed in my direction, but the eyes aren’t.
The felted bags were very popular and this was the first one to leave.
I entered my felted jacket and whippet wall hanging in the fiber art’s division. Both took 1st place in their categories and my jacket took…
We came home with one less sheep and a lot of good memories.