Monday, June 23, 2008

Black Sheep Gathering!

"We're going on vacation" - I'd say to my friends.
"Oh, where are you going?" they'd ask.

"To Eugene for the Black Sheep Gathering, of course" I answer.

The third weekend in June has been our traditional vacation for the past 8 or so years. It is the Black Sheep Festival in Eugene Oregon.

Last year, because of John's surgery, we had to miss it, but there was no way we were missing this year. The Shepherd had been working on fleeces all spring to take to the Wool Show.

The Gathering has 4 main parts -

The Sheep Show

The Wool Show

The Fiber Arts Show

(This Felted "Boa" scarf was made by Deb L. of B'ham - she got a blue ribbon!)

And, who doesn't love to shop?

The Vendor Fair has anything and everything to do with fiber arts ! (see that basket in the bottom right hand corner - it had my name written all over it)

I have lots to show and tell - come back tomorrow for a little "Road Music"


Sharrie said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation to me.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Hey, that's me in the bright blue shirt! I'm still waiting for my sister to send the photos she took of the yearling and lamb ram classes so I can do a sheep show results post. Sorry I didn't get to talk with you more at BSG, but it was very nice to meet you both. Congratulations on the winning fleece!!!

Kathy said...

I thought that looked like Michelle! Too bad the Shepherd didn't take HB! He'd cleaned up! :)

Sharon said...

Michelle is fibbing. That's me in the blue shirt -okay, in spirit. I cannot tell you how much I miss the Gathering but I'm sure you can guess.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the fleece prize!
and thanks for posting photos from BSG- that is my idea of a great vacation. Unfortunately, I had to be in Chicago for a wedding. Dag. Maybe next year.


Leigh said...

This looks like so much fun! Wish I didn't live so far away ......

Vickie said...

I love those baskets. I have two from Maryland Sheep & Wool show. This year I didn't pick one up because I am running out of room to put them. I use mine on a daily basis. You will love having that basket!

I need orange said...

Can't wait to hear/see all the details! :-)