Saturday, June 23, 2007

Black Sheep Gathering 2007

It was overwhelming to say the least! Only in the Northwest would you find a wool sculptured Salmon - complete with fly!! It was stunning....

This felted purse was pretty niffty too - very creative design I thought.
All you spinners out there would have been in hog (or sheep) heaven. Very few booths were yarn only - of course Blue Moon was there - but I restrained myself and bought these instead.

The camera doesn't do the colors of the two on the right justice - they are great. I'm going to "Pink Ribbon" socks for my sister with the Pine and something for me with the other. I just liked the other two and don't know what they're for other than to look at! The TOFUtsies is an interesting combo - superwash, soysilk, cotton and Chitin (Shrimp and crab shells!) I think this too is for socks for me!
Then I had to have this book - have always wanted it - it will be my sock design source for awhile I hope.
I've been looking for a daily use purse that I can store all my stuff - planner, camera, iPod, and of course Knitting (Duh) and this was inexpensive and I think will fit the bill. Plus some of the money goes to Guatemalan a good thing all around. But this was my best find - I swear they made it for me. I don't usually wear pins - but this was just irresistable. Had to have!
A very good day.
I am happy to report that my sister is doing really well - she is one of those people who can't stop moving - she used to knit but it's too sedentary for her - you'd hardly know that a week ago she had an 15 hour surgery. She now is cancer free, has perky breasts (or will when the swelling goes down and darn it - has a flat Tummy (they used the tissue for the reconstruction). She absolutely made the correct choice with the mastecomy and the reconstruction procedure. She doesn't have to have chemo or radiation or yearly checkups - she's done and has a new body to boot! What a deal. In the last year she has also lost a ton of weight - so was well on her way to a new body - but this takes it up a big notch!
I'm glad to be home - now I can play with my new toys for a few days before all ***** breaks loose again - my 16 year old neice and two of her swim team buddies are coming next weekend for a meet and Molly is moving home - if she can find someone to move her...hopefully her dad will step in and give her a hand - otherwise she'll have to wait til week after for me to have time. It will all work out I'm sure. I brought a load home today - but of course there is lots more including furniture that won't fit in anyones car - moving van time!
Gotta go - have a great rest of the weekend!


Roxie said...

Bless your heart! Hope your "all **** weekend goes well!

It looks like a good thing for the pocketbook that I missed the Black Sheep Gathering! What wonderful things you found.

And hooray, hooray for your sis!

Judy said...

So glad to hear your sister is doing well!

I think it's a good thing I couldn't make it to BSG. Maybe next year.

You will love the Barbara Walker book. If you buy any of the others, start with the second one. It has awesome stitch patterns in it. The first two are definitely my favorites.

Rhonda said...

I simply LOVE the Guatemalan handbag you bought. Terrific buy! The art work in that fish is something else. Love the bag also. In fact, I love anything felted! M-m-m-m-m-m

Teri said...

I can't believe I missed you there! I was there Saturday. I have pics of my loot on my blog.

Glad to hear that your sister is okay.

Have a great week!

Sockapalooza4pal said...

Glad to hear your sister is doing well.

Just wanted to let you know, your new sock pal is lurking on your site....