What a fun weekend Bliss and I had! We traveled down to Danbury, CT for CNE's 30th Anniversary show. It was a 3 day show, with puppy sweeps on Friday evening and a show both Sat. and Sun. Our little Bliss won her class both days and we came home with this lovely trophy.
I had to laugh.........this is the 3rd time, this particular trophy has come home with us. In 2000 Windham Kerry at Ballymena won it and then again in 2001, Milkeyn Felicity at Ballymena brought it home again, so it had a little extra meaning this time when we won it with Bliss.
Friday evening puppy sweeps judge, was Ann Moffat of Milkeyn Cavaliers , who is a dear friend of mine from the UK. She was a co-breeder of my Download Shelley1.jpg. It was fun to socialize with she and her companions, after the show on Saturday evening and catch up on each other's lives. Such fun people!
With all of the excitement of the weekend, Little Miss Bliss was exhausted. The hotel was a very nice one with soft, comfy duvets...........do you think she approved?
Last week, I worked on spinning up a little bit of the Opalessence roving that I have. Although it is hard to tell in the picture, the yarn has a lot of shine from the silk.
I started Flared Smoke ring. I figured it was small enough to bring with me and I found the lacework, very easy to memorize. It will be nice to have this to wear during the fall fairs here in New England, when it gets cold. There is a great picture of what a smoke ring looks like when it is finished on Melinda's blog
In the rush to get ready for the Fiber Frolic, I just plain ran out of time, getting fibers processed. I took half of this batch with me that weekend and didn't get a chance to card up the rest until today.
This is another angora, silk, merino blend, similar to the Opalessence above. This colorway is Blue Lagoon......and I have tucked some of it away for myself...yum!
When I came home, from our travels this weekend, a little present was in the mail. Jackie sent these pretty markers and some lovely stationary. What a nice surprise.......thanks Jackie!!
I had sent Jackie a little bit of dandelion roving to try, after she mentioned that she would like to give angora blends a try.
I don't know if you remember, a while back I left the ROAK ring, as I was struggling with randomly sending gifts to people that I had virtually no connection with. I felt that I would rather focus acts of kindess to people that had touched my life somehow. Over the last year of blogging, I have learned so much from the kindness of others. I have been introduced to Tao and have been gifted with the friendship of so many. These random acts of kindness have meant so much to me!
~Enjoy the Sunshine in your corner of the world~