Black Sheep Gathering! Yowza!

we are ohhh soooo beautiful
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I've spent about six or seven hours doing Black Sheep Gathering activities, and it has been a total fiber overload (in a good way). I started Friday with a solo shopping trip. Remember my shopping list? Nah, neither did I. First stop, these great rovings from Elemental Affects .

spin me spin me
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Two more stops and i scored this hand painted roving (on the left) from Ewe to You in Sutherlin, Oregon and this beautiful blue and raspberry angora/wool rovings from Windsor Farms Rabbitry in Silverton.

sock yarn a go go
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I did have sock yarn on my shopping list, so imagine my delight when The Bellwether had 20% off all their yarn including the yarn you see here. Yes. You heard right. Cherry Tree Hill onthe left for 20% off and Koigu KPPPM on the right for 20% off. I'm so psyched. So if these are discontinued colors that you can get for like a dollar on eBay DO NOT TELL ME.

I also bought some white Navajo-Churro Roving, some black Jacob/Romney Roving, and some brown Alpaca in a pictures of those though.

ooh buttons
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Today was my button making class, and we made four kinds of wet felted buttons. This pictures don't do them justice, they are so great looking! Going clockwise: red and blue toggle closure, 'agate' buttons, stick button, and silk/wool felted buttons. This was a great class, taught by Loyce from Chocolate Sheep Gallery in Carlton, Oregon.

After the class Tim and I checked out the animals, I bought some alpaca and some navajo-churro rovings, and some sock yarn that Tim picked out.

I haven't even told you about all the great animals I met. Their caretakers, too. The terrific shop people and my great felt teacher. I had a great time at this year's BSG.

And in fact, I have some finished objects to show you but I guess I'll save those for another day.