Archive | June 2005

Back From Black Sheep Gathering

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Whew! Home again! We had a wonderful time in Eugene again this year. Here is Cookie with one of the woven, needle felted bags she made that were pretty much one of the hits of the weekend. We displayed these in our booth and sold quite a few of them, to her delight. Sis sold her two big felted bags and I even sold the diamond felted bag I made, which I hadn’t intended to sell. But we know the most sincere form of flattery, don’t we?! $$ :laugh: There are a lot of weavers with new looms now, too. We visited with a lot of fiber folk again and had a great time. The organizers of this show do a terrific job and I want to thank them for all their work!

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On our way to the Black Sheep Gathering….

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And before you ask… No, it isn’t a family reunion! πŸ˜€ Fiber people know it’s one of the biggest get togethers on the west coast for us do-it-yourself type’s. But anyone who loves quality and luxury yarns will also find much to delight them. spinners, weavers knitters, crocheters, tatters and lacemakers. Not to mention sheep, goat, alpaca, & rabbit raisers are there in abundance, too, selling fleeces, and animals and yarn made from all these.There are animal and fiber events, displays of fantastic arts, a spinners circle, works shops on just about any fiber related subject you could imagine… really, I can’t begin to list all that’s going in there so I’ll just furnish you with the link to the web page and you can go check it out. http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/ I hope many are you are close enough to get to come. It’s worth the trip and Eugene is an interesting town as well.
But it’s me in the photo, rubbing down the last of the looms we need to take along. I’m *almost* ready to go…! πŸ˜›
Now … what was it that I didn’t write on the list….? πŸ’‘

Heading for the Black Sheep Gathering

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And before you ask… No, it isn’t a family reunion! πŸ˜€ Fiber people know it’s one of the biggest get togethers on the west coast for us do-it-yourself type’s. But anyone who loves quality and luxury yarns will also find much to delight them. spinners, weavers knitters, crocheters, tatters and lacemakers. Not to mention sheep, goat, alpaca, & rabbit raisers are there in abundance, too, selling fleeces, and animals and yarn made from all these.There are animal and fiber events, displays of fantastic arts, a spinners circle, works shops on just about any fiber related subject you could imagine… really, I can’t begin to list all that’s going in there so I’ll just furnish you with the link to the web page and you can go check it out. http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/ I hope many are you are close enough to get to come. It’s worth the trip and Eugene is an interesting town as well.
But it’s me in the photo, rubbing down the last of the looms we need to take along. I’m *almost* ready to go…! πŸ˜›
Now … what was it that I didn’t write on the list….? πŸ’‘

My Meadow

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For all my complaining about the rain this spring, I think I have the prettiest yard I’ve had since the flood took out most of the front garden. This is it, grown up in tall lacy grasses and wild flowers as well as the heartier of what I had planted there. It just seemed so pretty that I had to post this photo a bit larger than I usually use. I had a hard time deciding which piciture to post, too. The dogs and one cat came along and I snapped them in the meadow, as well!
I live in such a pretty place! πŸ˜€

Shirt factory rug

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This is the rug I’m weaving out of Pendleton selvages. It is 14″ squares and needs at least two more. it’s difficult to weave because it tends to catch on the nails but it makes a really nice rug fabric. Thick and kind of chenille-y. I’m using every other nail.

Getting ready for BSG

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I was reminded that I haven’t been keeping this blog up to date. Well, here’s some of the reason for that! πŸ™‚ Been working hard to get all caught up with orders and also have a nice bunch of looms to show you at Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR. later this month. It’s always a great fiber event and I sure hope you’ll come by and see us if you are lucky enough be there.
http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/
What you see here is the final sanding. Now Randy gets to drill the nail holes and I’ll do the oiling and rubbing down and add the nails. The group in the front are purpleheart, a really striking wood. The little bits will become packing forks.
So I hope you’ll forgive me for not keeping up here but as you can see, I really AM busy! πŸ˜‰