|Thank you Tylor for your graphic expertise....|
|The kids loved it when we handed them some fleece to touch and take with them.|
|We had to blade shear this guy a bit to finish.|
|Another large crowd for the demo|
|Most of this one was roo'd easily, but the neck wool wasn't quite ready and she was finished off with hand shears|
|Garrett showing the fleece to the crowd, this fleece was sold right off the sheep and Kim donated the proceeds to FFSSA....Thank you Kim!!!|
|Display Booth.....next to the demo booth|
Some of the comments that were made were.... "I had no idea that Shetland sheep did that". The best part was that so many people said "This is Shetland? I didn't know Shetland was this nice". And that's why we are working so hard to educate and give the fiber community the chance to see how wonderful Shetland fleece can be. We also had a range of finished garments that illustrated how to utilize the fleece from various areas of the sheep, as well as a handout that indicated how each fleece type could be used in a finished item. And once again, Eek, the felted mouse sculpture created by Sabrina was a big hit.
A huge Thank you to Kim Nikolai for letting me stay with her this weekend, plus a giant Thank you to Bob for grilling those perfect steaks on the grill Friday night. I can't forget to thank Garrett and Tylor for all their help too. None of of could have done this alone, so I'm grateful for the time and money spent to make this whole thing a reality.