Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

 

 

 

 


Ok, ok, it's true...

...I fell in love over the weekend!

"With whom?", you ask...

..."Why, with these adorable hooknosed Bluefaced Leicester sheep"!! Grin.

I ushered in the month of May at the Maryland S&W...

...a wild and wonderful festival which, unfortunately, seems to get more crowded with each passing year. Sighhhh.

It was blisteringly hot that day...

...and my friend, K (visiting from Tenn), and I were hangin' pretty tough.

We drank homemade lemonade, wished that we had remembered hats and sunscreen...

...and, oh, yes...bought lots and lots of fiber and fiber-related supplies.

I found some wonderful variegated roving...

...in a bright green and a red/black combo...

...and sherbet-colors of orange, creamsicle and caramel.

I bought bold yellow roving...

...and a really pretty bright red batt.

I went silk wild with Tussah silk, silk caps and Mawata hankies...

...and even bought some dyed coccoons to play with!

I found two amazing handmade pottery buttons...

...and just had to have a pile of dyed silk hankies.

I also found a large piece of chamois...

...to cut up for the bottoms of future slipper projects...

...and a new bulb sprayer (the shower head part on my other one had fallen off recently).

I had lots of nice comments on my dragonfly bag (which I carried that day)...

...and felt a little like a rock star for a minute. Har.

Except for the loooooong line of cars at the entrance to the festival (which was rather heinous)...

...our day was an unmitigated blast!!


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6 comments:

Kelly said...

I am positively GREEN with envy!! I am going to make it my mission to find my way out of Florida and find a sheep and wool festival somewhere near me!! Love the goodies you bought and cannot wait to see what you create! :)

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lucky you .... I've never been to a sheep and wool festival. Sounds that it was great!

Vilt à la Kim said...

must have been a great event!! I mostly only read about these kind of events after it was held:(

Sandie Knapp said...

It appears you had a very productive day, if your purpose was to gather some lovely roving and other goodies to "play" with in future. What what I see, I would say you walked away with quite a haul of yumminess!! Glad you had such a good time. :)

dorie said...

Seems a very great festival. Did you meet also Mehmet Girgiç and Theresa May O'Brien?

Heather said...

Dorie--Unfortunately, their class was held the Wed and Thurs prior to the festival and I had to work. :(
...and if they were among the 'crush of humanity' on Saturday, I missed them in the crowd. One day I hope to be lucky enough to take a class with them!