Friday, June 27, 2008

BLACK SHEEP GATHERING REPORT
Well, I have returned from the Black Sheep Gathering which was held last weekend (Fri thru Sun) in Eugene, Oregon. I am still exhausted after my 16-hour drive home on Monday. My intention to stop halfway in the Bay Area dissipated after I spent hours driving through the smoked-filled Central Valley of California -- it was dismal. By the time I was south of Sacramento, it was only 5:00 p.m. I was full of energy and still had hours before dark. I made it home about 12:30 a.m. and then totally crashed for about two days. But now I'm back and rejuvenated. I have reopened my Etsy shop ( http://capistranofiberarts.etsy.com/ ) and I have already started washing, carding and spinning the Corriedale fleece I bought, as well as some of Sandy's rovings. My BSG report is going to come in spurts, but to start out, I just wanted to show some pictures of our booth. I was sharing with Sandy Sitzman (Woolgatherings of Banks, OR). I know I am biased, but I think we had one of the nicest and most colorful booths at the show. See what I mean?













In our booth, Sandy and I both had an array of beautiful spinning fibers. Sandy also had handpainted yarns and I had my handpainted sock yarn. Our friend, Karen, also had some handpainted fibers and Margie (my travel mate and booth helper) had some handspun yarns and knitted hats. We all had the best time and so enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new friends. . . . . . . . dinner calls me -- more tomorrow.

4 comments:

Khalila said...

That booth looked beautiful! I hope you did well and that you had so much fun. Will we be joining for a spinning group again soon? I would love to hear about your adventure in person!

Jerry said...

I know we said this last year but We will be going NEXT year... Sounds like you had another great trip. Can't wait to see segment 2.

jillian said...

Look at all the pretties! Your booth was indeed lovely. Glad you're back safe and sound (and smoke free).

Lavendersheep said...

I quite agree! I think your booth was one of the prettiest booths there. I know my pocket book can agree with that too! I can't wait to spin up the fibers I got from you and from Sandy!