Friday, June 18, 2010

First Day of Black Sheep Gathering

Today was a great first day at Black Sheep Gathering. We visited with many friends, and met a lot of enthusiastic and creative spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and dyers. I had such a great time!

I was able to test drive a Schacht Matchless wheel during a break from the booth. I am ultimately hoping to find a double treadle version, though the single treadle that I spun on was wonderful. The yarn was just exactly as I had hoped for.

Lori and I went to dinner with Karen and Margie at one of our favorite eateries called Cafe LN. We had such a nice time visiting and telling stories from the day.

We are so relaxed now after good food and friends. And tomorrow promises to be another fun day between the fleece show, Spinner's Lead, and the results of the fiber arts show.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Setting Up the Booth

Today we walked over to Soft Horizons yarn shop in Eugene. It is such a cute shop located in a Victorian house. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at Full City Coffee for some chai and coffee. Yum!

We set up our booth in the afternoon, which was a creative and fun time. The sheep were serendading us from the adjacent barn. After we were set up, we walked around the show to see what other vendors are here.

Tonight we had dinner at Johnny Oceans with Karen and Margie. Everyone is looking forward to tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On the road to Black Sheep Gathering

Lori and I had a beautiful drive from southern California to Eugene, Oregon over the past two days. The scenery along the way was just lovely. We stopped last night in Ashland, Oregon, which is one of our favorite towns. I love the Victorian houses...and Emz Blendz soap shop...and Websters yarn shop. While in Ashland we picked up some soap and yarn, and ate at our favorite little restaurant called Pangea. We also discovered a great local coffee shop called The Beanery, where they make a mean Irish Cream latte.

Now we are tucked in for some knitting before bed. We are looking forward to setting up our booth tomorrow.