Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Evening News

An evening as beautiful as the morning.  I carried my work outside and enjoyed the golden sun, hummingbirds feeding heavy, Claire Bear and Comby checking in, Liddy in the yard and lots and lots of wool :-).


I was packing my basket for the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival this weekend.  Some yarn for "show and tell", roving to be wound up for the drop spindling classes I'm teaching...


...some extra spindles for anyone who needs one.


Doesn't this look like fun?  I think there are still a few openings if you'd like to come out and play learn to spin :-).  


So, who is Liddy's new best friend?  There were quite a few good guesses!  I do think that Maisie kind of likes Liddy...but she'd never show it ;-).  Blossom is definitely a favorite buddy, but she's a "old" friend.  The surprise new BFF is Baaxter!  I keep finding them eating together, sleeping near each other and Baaxter is being surprisingly sweet to her.  I just can't get over it.

Today though...I was Liddy's best friend.  She's been so good throughout "weaning" and seems to be fitting into the main flock just fine.  Today?  Not so much.  Lots of crying for momma.  I sat down in the barn with her this afternoon and she climbed into my lap and took a nap.  This evening she had to come out and "work" with me.  That's okay.  I'm not all the way weaned either ;-).

Random.org picked Laurie from Maine as the winner of a new farm calendar :-D.  I'm still working on them, but they are getting close to "going to print".  Next week!


My biggest news is that one of my photographs made the cover of one of my favorite sheep magazines, The Shepherd!  It's a picture I took at Kathy's last fall.  They also used a few more inside and included pictures of the scarf and shawl that Karen made.  I am so excited and flattered!  

I have more exciting news to share, but it's late and I need to get to bed so I'm going leave Hank in charge.


What a beautiful evening.


26 comments:

Alice said...

It's good to have male friends. They always have your back!
Congratulations on the recognition for your photography and your fiber processing and knitting skills!!! So proud to see your talents acknowledged!!! Enjoy your weekend !!!

LannieK said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful acknowledgment of your beautiful photography! Have a wonderful trip & festival ~ have some fun, too :-)

MarmePurl said...

Good News All around. Every photo beautiful. Every word lovely. Every accolade well deserved.
Safe travels!

Laurie in Maine said...

It's me!!!! That is so awesome... thank you! I loved this Liddie update so much it didn't sink in at first it was my name ;))

sophy0075 said...

That photo deserved to be featured on a magazine cover, and you deserve to have a near-grown Liddy still wanr to curl up in your lap.

Shelley said...

Well I didn't get a calendar but I guessed right based loosely upon age although I know nothing about sheep except what I've learned from you. Congratulations to Laurie! and to you Sara!

Karen Battersby said...

I am so proud of you for your beautiful photos being used in The Shepherd! Have a great trip. I'll be looking forward to hearing how it all went.

Cheryl West said...

Congratulations to you. Thank you for more beautiful photos for tonight's blog and I wish you a very happy weekend.It must be great fun to be with so many other wool people.

I need orange said...

Wishing you bon voyage for New York! I know people will love your class. :-) Have fun!

I need orange said...

Oops, forgot to say -- congrats on the published photos -- and on the COVER no less???? Good work!!! :-)

DianeOart said...

Congratulations to the winner and for your beautiful photos published.

Terry and Linda said...

Your home is lovely! Congrats on your published photos! WOW! The COVER!! How cool is that!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Susan said...

I always feel safe with Hank in charge.... :)

Alice said...

Does Kitty get to come along as well? Love the head peeking up from the white yarn.

Anchor Cottage said...

I really like the picture of the spindles on the porch.

Tombstone Livestock said...

dang I dropped my subscription to The Shepherd, going to have to order a copy

Laurie in Maine said...

It's me!!!! That is so awesome... thank you! I loved this Liddie update so much it didn't sink in at first it was my name ;))

Far Side of Fifty said...

Congrats to Laura! And way to go on the photos being published! I wondered if you were weaned yet:)

RMK said...

Yep - I saw your name in the photo credits and was awaiting this post! Very nice!

Lori Skoog said...

I love the color of that wool. So fresh. Now I need to find out about the photos you had published. Tune me in.

Hilary said...

Congrats on selling your photo.. to your favourite publications, no less! I love the photos in this late day sunlight. Everything looks so pretty.

T.L. Merrybard said...

My wild guess of Baaxter was correct! I must be unknowingly psychic. :) They certainly are lovely photos! I'm not surprised the magazine wanted them.

Shirley said...

Congratulations on getting your photos published- I'm not surprised, as I admire all your photos.

Adriene J said...

Where do you get your spindles from? I might be teaching a spindle class, and it would be nice to be able to provide them to those who don't have one.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I make them myself. They aren't hard if you set up a "jig" to get things centered and assembled easily. Wheel, dowel rod, hook, glue, sand paper, stain, varnish.

Adriene J said...

They are beautiful! I love the colour of them.

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