Wednesday, April 25, 2012

And then there were fleeces!

Happy Spring everyone! Sheep shearing day was April 2 here- squeee! If you are waiting for a sponsored fleece I am working away getting them sorted and ready for you. The sheep will send an email so you each have the details from the fleece! 

If anyone is looking for fleeces, we have them! Lots of different sheep in our flock and we have coated or uncoated fleeces. Just send us an email if you don't see what you need on the website ok? 

Fleeces waiting in the fiber palace! 
Fleeces waiting in the 'wool shed' , once known as the garage!

AND llama & alpaca fleeces Jenny dropped off- squeee! Name your 'poison everyone- bwaaahahaha!
Wait a minute, does not look like a fleece to me? Nope, that is Miss Penny lamb mugging for the camera. She is so sweet- like her teeth? She cracks me UP!

Have a happy day everyone and look forward to hearing from you when you have time. Chow for now peeps!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Blanket For Annie....

Once in a while I get the chance to work on a project that is not typical for my day. I love it! A gal contacted me to weave/create a throw/blanket for her using only our sheep's handspun yarn. It's been a fun, long road of challenge, trial and error since it has been a while since I wove a project of this size.

It is a reversible blanket, one side is sewn together with a simple blanket stitch. The other with a feather stitch I think my Grandma Lamp would be proud of? Let's hope! Lots of history and sheep karma are woven into this and I hope Annie likes it as much as the sheep and I do! (my photos stink so please bear with me- as usual!)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week- smooches from the sheep!! 

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Shearing day tomorrow!

Yeeeha! Our David the Wonder Shearer will be here bright and early tomorrow morning. We spent yesterday day afternoon locking the sheep in the barn. Then we got over an inch of rain last night- eek! Glad we decided to get that done so we have dry sheep tomorrow. (By the way, weathermen said not much chance of rain? Really??) 

Today we are taking the sheep's coats off so we will get a preview of their gorgeous fleeces. We will post some pictures later on today. We are so thankful for all of you- you take such good care of our sheep! Have a happy day! The sheep are definitely planning on one tomorrow! Chow for now peeps!