Friday, May 08, 2009

A new sheepy adventure!

WHAT??? Another new adventure? You heard correctly! Culley the Border Leicester is here to introduce you to the sheep's new shop- CrazyQuiltHomestead at Etsy!!
We have always admired and enjoyed the creative atmosphere at Etsy and the sheep finally got me moving to get them there. It has been fun to set up the shop, we will be offering our handspun yarn and Crazy Quilt batts. We will also keep yarn and batts on our website as usual- just expanding our horizons a little! Pictured above is Culley's single ply 'energized singles', one of the first yarns featured at CrazyQuiltHomestead....
Golly Green Crazy Quilt batt- new addition to CrazyQuiltHomestead this evening....

AND, we picked up the famous McNair Romney fleeces last weekend! Hip hip hooray! It is difficult to capture the fleeces on camera -but here is a reasonble sampling of colors. The McNair Romney sheep are beyond happy, wonderful and as you may have noticed, we have oink snorted many into our own flock over the years- they have great personalities AND fleece that is just out of this world! The fleeces are spanking clean and free of debris, locks of 5 inches +, pretty, shiny crimp, and next to the skin soft. Yeeeeum! The flock is a little smaller this year so fewer fleeces- and they never last very long. If you are interested in this fiber, just email the sheep!
Hope Spring has arrived with some nice weather for everyone. And please keep good thoughts for all the people, wildlife and pets affected by the fires in California. Our hearts are with them, wishing we could do something-anything.

2 comments:

Lisa Souza said...

You are my kind of girl. We had chickens and ducks for their eggs and never ate a bird, ever. I love the sheep rescue and man, if I had more flat land (8 bumpy acres) I would do just what you have done. Our area seems to be just right for Shetlands but I guess that I will just live vicariously through your adventures. :o)

Sandy & the sheep said...

Hi Lisa! Great to hear from you! And thank you for all your kind words-AND I highly recommend Shetland sheep- they are just too fun! But you are always welcome to live vicariously through our sheep- they love the attention-not like they aren't smothered with attention though right? Hope all is well and look forward to hearing more from you!