Love of Wool

Yesterday I went to the annual Lamb Festival in Dixon, a small ranching town in the Central Valley about an hour from where I live. This little fair is heaven for anyone who loves wool. Wool is so beautiful, with such rich, intense colors. It’s so soft to the touch. The tools for carding, spinning, and weaving are made of wood and look like they belong in a fairy tale. Everywhere you looked, you saw something like this:

I bought a sheepskin to use as a rug on the cold floor of my sewing room.  My friend Maria warned me that I was kidding myself if I thought I was buying it for me, when clearly it was going to belong to Marcus. How right she was! Here he is about an hour after I put it down on the floor.

Lamb photo by Ian Britton. Used by permission from

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