Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Day already!

I can't quite get my head round the fact that it's the 1st of May already! We still have daffodils in flower and there are hardly any leaves on the trees. The ash tree is always the last to come out in leaf usually late in May, goodness only knows when it will this year. However the wild primroses flowering under the hedge in the back field look wonderful and I wonder if the wet summer we had last year helped in anyway.

In answer to the comments about scarves, yes I did take along some of the ones I had woven but they were only as samples to show what the yarn looked like after weaving up. But we could have sold some on the day if we had wanted to. We are hoping to do things for sale later on this year as we think we may have an Etsy store and/or do a craft show or two in the future. Weaving is mainly a winter hobby for me as I have a large garden to keep on top of, and summer is also a time of washing fleeces, dyeing and, weather permitting, spinning out in the garden.

My scarves are the 2 gold ones and the ecru one on the end plus the dark green tea towel 3rd from the left. The rest are all done by Helen. Should anyone be interested in scarves for Christmas let me know what you want and I will see what I can do.
I have had more photos sent from Lucy at Patchwork sheep and they all seem to be doing really well and growing fast. I'm hoping to get the chance to visit them next week and spend some time getting them used to me. I hope the weather will continue to stay fine so I can sit in the field with them and take photos. In the meantime here are some that Lucy took.
Waffles twin sister Truffle

You haven't been introduced to Waffle, Truffle and Teddy yet! This is what happens when you are at a loose end and look on websites again! These are my latest lamb purchases which I bought a couple of weeks ago. Who could resist! These were born to sheep that Lucy had rescued from someone she had sold their mothers to sometime ago. They all have the same mystery father - he is either a Texel or a Grey-faced Dartmoor the previous owner was uncertain about that. I think they will be lovely additions to the group and their fleeces should be interesting too. How many sheep can you fit in a transit van? Hope everyone has a lovely sunny May day where ever you are.

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