Couldn’t resist showing you this!
Just a few more photos which I know you will love. This is Ursula having her coat taken off. Keith, the guy who came to shear my small flock,thought I was totally mad as I insisted on separating the wool from each different sheep and labelling it with the name of the sheep! It is going to be so amazing to knit a pair of gloves or a hat with wool from one of my own sheep and to know whose wool it is.
Ursula here is one of the sheep with lambs and she is very friendly. She eats quite happily from my hand and her lambs are equally friendly. One of the lambs looks as though she is going to have four horns which will look very impressive – occasionally they have as many as six horns.
Here I am looking like the proud mother with one of my Hebridean fleeces. This one is from the very greedy Vivienne and her fleece was one of the heaviest – definitely a pair of gloves AND a hat.
I am heading up to Dorking tomorrow morning to get ready for the quilt show at Sandown. The quilts from our new book will all be on display there. Come and say hello.
Our Summer Festival was a great success and I will post the names of the winners of our Quiz and Prize Draw as soon as possible. Nicky has a well deserved day off today so I can't get the information from her to tell you now. However, if you haven't been notified, I am afraid to tell you that you have not won – sorry. It was lovely to see so many people who came and everyone was so interested in the longarm quilting machine. I have to say it does look impressive and only JUST fits in to the new studio.