I didn’t bring my camera with me to Cummington Sheep and Woolcraft Festival. It was probably a good thing, though. I would have spent all my time taking photos. So many of you that I knew and so many that I knew in name only. I love seeing all of you that I know and it was great meeting those that I didn’t know. And it was great to hear that so many more are going to come visit me at Fiber Frolic. Did I mention that I have a double space at the Frolic and there will be a whole bunch of wheels set up. At least one of each of the companies I carry. And I will have some yarn from Hello Yarn if she remembers to send it up.
I honestly don’t know how to put a fiber festival into words. Even if people didn’t buy, it’s so great to have people come up and chat about spinning and yarn and fibers. It’s incredible. I spend most of the time around the house and shop. I still talk about yarn and fiber but I think everyone else is getting tired of it. You that come to the shows, you listen and you talk about fibers and yarns too. It’s nice. So don’t think you have to shop if you are coming by my booth, but you do need to talk about fibers and yarns to me, or listen to me blather on.
I can’t possibly walk away from a fiber show without having fallen into purchasing something. This show, the big purchase was the fleece from Foxhill farm. Adrian told me about them and she was so so so right. The fleeces are fan-freakin-tastic.
This is a piece from Rye (white Cormo) and Ester (grey Cormo Romney). I love love love these fleeces. This really is the time when you need feel-o-vision. I’m working on it, but it’s just not right yet. I can’t wait to get working on these. I’m going to make a few really nice blends fro the shop. And of course I will have to keep some for myself.
The other big buy was new spindles for the shop.
This is the one that I brought home for myself to learn to work with it. I bought 10 more shop. They are a really interesting spindle and I just love the idea. I have to know how to spin with everything so I just had to bring these into the shop. I’ll be unpacking the load tomorrow when I work in the shop so I’ll take a picture of all the ones that I got.
There really is so much else I would love to talk about but I haven’t the time. I need to get some shipping done today and then I have an afternoon appointment. There will be more later. I hope you all had a great sunny weekend too. I’m way way way behind on reading blogs. If I told you all I had to do between now and June 20 you’d know I was insane and you’d understand. I hope to catch up soon.