Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Maryland Sheep &Wool 'Booty' :)

I couldn't resist showing you one more cutie-pie in regal profile!

 


Some of my 'spoils'!

 


Raw Jacobs fleece...you know how I love this!! :)

 


More new roving.

 


My children convinced me to think outside of my usual color box this time...

...and purchase roving in some new colors!

Although I did buy solid white, grey and black, I was especially happy with my new variegated roving...

...since I think it produces finished felt with depth and a wonderful visual texture.

Of course, I needed to buy some more raw fleece, too...

...(you know how I adore the multi-colored, textural quality of Jacobs wool!)

I indulged myself with a few other fun things, as well...

...pewter buttons with sheep on them, large, colored buttons that look like they were cut from a branch...

...scented handmade soap (patchouli and lavender)...

...a festival tee shirt and note cards...

...and a drop spindle that I now have to figure out how to use!! :)

If you've never had the chance to experience a Sheep and Wool or Fiber Festival...

...I highly recommend planning a trip around one, sometime.

The combination of 'fibery people', amazing supplies and "all wool-all the time"...

...is quite an intoxicating experience!!

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20 comments:

Kelly said...

aaahhh...now that's what I'm talkin' about!!! LOVE that fleece! And all of the roving, you are going to have a fun, fun, fun, time playing with it all. I bet the soap smells awesome and those "branch" buttons are fab! Thanks for sharing your goodies!

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, I love the buttons and the roving is beautiful too. I can't take my eyes of the Jacob. Every time I go to buy some, it's always gone :-( Maybe this year.

oooh, I think you need a summer trip to Michigan. I'll teach you how to spin on that drop spindle...I even have a guest room and a pool too.

vilterietje said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! love your purchases and looking forward to see the endresults:)

karen said...

nothing wrong with a little self indulgence from time to time! good for you x

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly, Riet and Karen!
Andrea--Wow...what a terrific offer. I'm not sure it's possible this Summer, but I'm sure going to check my calendar!! XXO-

Terrie said...

Fruitful purchase. Enjoy felting ! Raw fleece must be lovely. Eager to see what you will make them of.

Viltalakim said...

wow such nice wools!! I bet the festival is a tru party for a fiberholic like you and me ... I hope I´ll be ever able to visit :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie and Kim. I hope you will both be able to come for a festival one day!

Fiona said...

What beautiful fibres! Such a treasure trove to add to your selection! Your description has me checking onto summer dates for west coast wool fests ..that would make a great road trip!

Dawn Edwards said...

Whew...What a haul;-)Did you leave anything for the rest of the shoppers? I'll bet you've been having a great time with all of your new goodies.

Voie de Vie said...

I agree about festivals - they are great to plan travel activities around!

You look like you scored some excellently colored fiber. Your swap project is taking shape in my mind!

AllyB said...

Yum-O on the Jacob fleece. I love it too. That's quite a haul you have there.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie, Kim and Ally! I did get a little carried away, didn't I? :)

Spinster Beth said...

Wasn't this year's S & W awesome? I had such a great time! I hope you did too!

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, Beth!! Was Saturday insanely busy? Sunday was perfect!!

Valerie said...

I love that you attended this festival, Heather, and have the jealous fiber monkey inside of me, too! One of my favorite fiber sellers was ther, along with her mom, who dyes and spins wool into luscious yarn. Your purchases are to dye for!
x, Val

FeltersJourney said...

Oh YES! Now THAT is a good haul! I love your variegated roving.

Can - not - wait to see what you make from it all!
x

Sandie Knapp said...

What beautiful fibers you have purchased. I thought I saw a drop spindle in there. I hope you have fun with it. My first spinner was a RickShaw Spinner, and I managed to figure it out fairly quick. The drop spindle is another matter. Never could get the hang of that, but the wheel was the end all for me. Changed my whole life, and there's no turning back now. :) I see there will be many fun new projects to share in your future. Can't wait to see them all. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Val--It WAS great!! You should come for it some year!!
Deborah--I just need to find some TIME!! My girls are home and I'm back to being insanely busy again! :)
Sandie--I don't know how much I'll enjoy the drop spindle, but since I only need to make a little yarn at a time for projects, it should be ok.

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona, Dawn and Denise--Your lovely comments just popped back into view (from the black void) after the 'blogger debacle' of last week. Thanks for your sweet notes...and yes, you should definitely try to get to one sometime soon! XXO-