Monday, November 9, 2009

Speechless...And Pretty Much Photoless

I (sort of) have an excuse. Everything was right on schedule Saturday morning...until the wind blew in. And blew away the tent we'd set up for Flat Creek Wool and Pottery. Blew it away and into several pieces. We'd set that tent up because it's a quick set up. The other tent is not...but wouldn't have blown away. Sigh. Luckily no pottery was harmed, but it did throw everything off as we re-grouped and re-set.

Everyone who came early was put to work. Everyone else seemed to show up right at 1:00. Before I knew it we were in full party mode and Tim thought I was taking pictures, I thought my father was taking pictures, even Tonya only got two pictures... There were some other people with cameras. If you have any pictures to share, I need a bail out here.

We had a beautiful day. Around 50 wonderful old friends, new friends and family friends came out to enjoy the sunshine and sheep. I think Hank even has his own fan club. Cathy from IL would be the president. Not only did she bring him a huge mailman shaped dog cookie (I'm glad our mail lady had already left at that point!), but this as well.



I was speechless. I still am. I pick it up, feel the fabulous wool texture, look at the twinkle in his eye...and carefully set it back down. Wow. Thank you, Cathy. We can count on you to teach a workshop at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival next spring, right?

At the end of the day, it was the best kick off for the wool house I could ever imagine. Thank you so much everyone. Please come out any time. It's there for us all to enjoy. Bring your wheel or borrow one of mine. Bring a current project or a fleece to wash... Hank would like to you bring more cookies.



This was one tired pup at the end of the day.

Thanks Jim for sharing these photos!

11 comments:

VioletSky said...

I think I need to plan a little holiday down your way....

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

no party photo's, dang. I love Hanks rug.

DayPhoto said...

That is cool rug! And it looks just like him!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Peacecat said...

I feel sooo far away. Wish I could have been there to help party! Glad it was successful, fun, and joyous.

cyndy said...

Amazing rug! What a wonderful gift!

Glad no pottery was harmed when the wind blew in ...and that you had a great day!

LunabudKnits said...

So sorry I missed your kick off for the wool house:( The good news is that I did have a very fun time and alas no pictures of the carding/diz demonstration at the Appalachian Fiber Guild. I so need to make a play date at your wool house!

Kathy said...

How neat! I was glad to hear that things worked out in the end despite wind. You get a solid "Good onya, mate!" :)

Alice said...

The Equinox Farm is a little slice of heaven. Anyone who visited on Saturday shared my sentiments. It was as beautiful as the pictures on the blog, and of course Keebler and Graham were even more friendly and loving than I imagined. The Wool House is something spinners dream of and those who sat inside thought that they might never want to leave should they own one. The dream is worth the drive :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

It sounded like so much fun! I love that stove in the wool house! I also enjoyed Iris and her encounter with the bad dog..she did great! :)

Lindsay said...

Would love to have been there with you (and Hank)!

patchworkfibers said...

Love the Hank rug.
Boy, I did one of those festivals where the tent blew away. No more outdoor festivals for me!!!

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