20 started Day Two down at the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial. He carefully watched the early morning Finals competitors (top 20 dogs) while I stood in the food tent talking and eating pancakes :-D. A big woohooo shout out to Alta-Pete Stockdogs (Grandma's farm!). Both Scott and Jenny Glen made it to the finals Sunday and Scott and Don WON!!!
Meanwhile, back at the fiber festival, Day Two started with much more space than Day One. Yay :-D. And I feel very confident that all the fleeces went to really good homes and I can't wait to see what everyone makes! This is a front view (obviously... ;-) and the sheep are in a large pen over to the right. Maisie was in a smaller pen in between. And yes, she's perfectly fine and doesn't seem to have taken it "personally" ;-).
This hooked rug was a big hit and helped me sell several packets of cards/rug hooking designs. My friend Susan hooked the chicken pattern and is now working on the horses. I can't wait to see it!
I like the wool with the sheep in the background. Here's something interesting - a felt artist came in and bought white curls. Only white curls. She said that when she used anything other than white to accent her pieces, no one connected it with sheep. That they thought sheep only came in one color - white. I'd love to hear some more discussion about this from some of you non-sheep readers.
Stella's honey - always popular.
Saint Tim came up with these neat "table tent" designed signs to replace the flat signs that don't stand up, stay put or get anyone's attention. Seems like I could have thought of that several years ago... Sigh.
Petunia was a star! Other than her trip to Kentucky from Nistock Farms, she's never been "off the farm". She handled everything like had been doing sheep and wool promotion Her Whole Life. She had a perfect pageant wave, shook hands with everyone, answered their questions, patiently getting up and walking over to any little kid who said "Come here sheepy."
Henri had never done a meet and greet either, but did a fine job as well. Keebs worked hard when he thought there were cookies to be had but was more interested in trying to steal donuts off the table. B. Willard didn't put much effort into being social...but didn't put much effort into NOT being social and was popular as well...when it was convenient ;-).
We had a great festival all the way around and everyone ('cept maybe Willard ;-) is looking forward to next year! I'd like to thank everybody for stopping by and especially thank John and Reg for all their hard work. I have a great group of friends and family. And that really means a lot.