Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

The weeks leading up to the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival were to say the least a hectic one. But I am a firm believer that God does not give you more than you can bear and sometimes it just best to simply roll with the punches.....more about this later though.

Any how the show went off with out a hitch and I managed to get my booth set up and reschedule the Spinning Art Yarn class. I have to say that everyone on the committee for the Festival really pulled their weight to make the second event even better than the first. What an incredible team we have.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures and things from the show. Hope you enjoy.

My brother was in from Japan with the little Luke man;). So good to see our family all together even if for a short while.

This little lambkin is a web sensation over at 'Punkins Patch' also known as 'My Favorite Sheep' blog.

Brenda of Wooden Spinner.

I really need to get a copy of this book from Annie;)

I am also a firm believer that if everyone in the world had a sheep stress ball, we could all get along just a little bit better.

Not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I LOVE wooden things be they old furniture or new sock darners.

Wool from a friend of mine in Nicholasville KY.

Warp yarn at the Woolery booth.

She had the most unique and awesome baskets on the block. Gorgeous stuff!!

Talikis (sp) and spindle bowls.

Shuttle pins full of multi-colored yarn.

Not only is Erin the sweetest girl I know, but she also takes some pretty darn goo photos to boot!

Real sheep.

Painted Sheep.

Whole lot of Llama loving going on.

Click to biggify and read the label. What a hoot!

You can always count on the FFA kids to come through with outstanding spring flowers!


Friday, May 06, 2011

What are you growing?

Apparently around here, we are growing kitties.  Or at the very least we are trying to.  Miss Kitty has taken over all of the flower pots around the house as her personal cat nap stations.  I do have to admit she would make a pretty little flower if only she would just stay put!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Building Updates


Here is how the building looks as of 5/3/2011!  I have been a bit under the weather since coming back from the show so Bill drove me out to see it Tuesday;)  The roof if you can't tell is a Dark Green and looks perfect with the red brick siding and tan trim!

Below you can see Bill standing by the door he installed Saturday!  I have to give a HUGE shout out of THANK YOUs to my in laws at ALADDIN'S GLASS in Nicholasville, KY.  The door is GORGEOUS!

See that little snippet of light coming through.......

Apparently one of the builders backed out a screw and forgot to replace it or cover it.  It should be a quick fix though:)

Fungus Amungus

It goes with out say, we have had our fair share of rain lately.  Enough so that I have wondered of the need to build our own personal little Ark with enough room for Bill, the critters and of course little ol' me.  Well, and enough room for his guitars & my fiberly pursuits of course.  And there surely will be room for all friends and family, but let's hope its doesn't come to that;)

I digress just a tad from the title, but not much.  For you see, with out all this miserable soul crushing endless rain there wouldn't be the bounty of natures little helpers we seem to have now.  Beautiful fungi of all shapes and sizes just in time to help those dead things in the soil decay just a little bit more so that we can have the lovely green growth we so desire each year after the spring showers.

These are just a few we found in the yard the other day between torrential down pours.  Bill was wondering if any were edible and while I love the simple beauty of a mushroom as it pokes from the ground to open it's cap and spread forth it's spores,  I don't think I was quite in the mood to be his 'royal taste tester'

Fungi eating away at a stump from a bush we removed several years ago.

Fairy ring around our pear tree.

The caps do look like frilly little fairy wings do they not?

Cracking caps
This one is my favorite.  A close up of the previous caps.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Indiana Fiber & Music Festival

Well, I am just back from the Indiana Festival and let me tell you the Festival ROCKED!  It was the perfect blend of good tunes, grand fibers and great people!

Last week I was sick with what ever bug has been going around and that lead to a sinus infection which is still on going....  Yuck!  I gambled that I would be better by Festival time and as luck would have it I was just fine enough to make a showing.

It was by a wing and a prayer that I made it to the festival at all!  That and my fast reflexes while driving.  See the story goes like this....

I'm driving along the Interstate to the festival and am not even 45 minutes away from the house when my truck hits a huge bump in the road.  If you have driven on KY roadways you already know our roads leave quite a bit to be desired for.  Prior to the huge bump, the bolt securing the latch on the trailer must have vibrated out.  When I hit this big bump the trailer unhitched itself from the bumper.  You could hear a grinding where the trailer jack was dragging along the ground.  My heart was skipping beats right and left.  My Guardian Angel was looking out for me at the exact moment I hit brakes which cause the trailer jack to wedge under my bumper.  I was able to drive the trailer to the shoulder with out harming others or myself.

As soon as I put her (truck) in park, well, that's when the tears started to flow.  After a  few phone calls to Bill, Dad, Insurance & Tow Truck,  help arrived in the form of an off duty fireman and two wreckers.  We jacked the bumper of the trailer up and were able to jerk the trailer out from underneath.  This is where we discovered.... THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO DAMAGE!! Can you imagine that!?!  I still can't!

I did take a picture with my phone, but unfortunately under duress, I completely forgot to push 'save'.

And now how about some pictures of the show!


wall of fiber

other 1/2 of booth

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)