The 5th Annual Southern Vermont Fiber Event was last Saturday and I'm finally feeling back to my old self..........whewwwww! It was alot of work. There were 29 vendors and everyone had such beautiful things to sell. It's always so much fun to see other fiber people and talk about our animals and fiber. A very lucky lady named Jennine won the Ashford Spinning wheel and it will really be loved and used. Diane won the Golding Drop Spindle "The Shepherdess" and Jill won the fiber basket. I realize that we will need a much bigger building next year and a committee to run the event. I will be writing to each vendor to see if they were satisfied and if they would vend again next year. It didn't seem like as big a crowd as last year, and people were not buying as much this year.
I got my merino/dorset cross fiber for Oct. and my Finn/cross fiber for Nov. and they are both wonderful, I've already spun some of both. Yesterday afternoon my roving arrived from the Fingerlakes Woolen Mill.......Yippee! I'm beyond thrilled with it and will now be skirting more raw fleeces to send there to be made into yarn. I am very,very happy and satisfied with my roving. I have Luther and Ripley's roving that are a light moorit, Sadie and Stuart are black with some brown and white flecks, and my sinfully beautiful Marcus (a coopworth/finn/dorset) cross. I want to sit down and spin some of this but I have to get ready for a needlefelting class tomorrow.
This afternoon I have to go get all the portable fencing into the shed and clean up everything before some serious snow arrives. Got to go get busy now.