Wheeeeee! Ruth and Una and I just got back to Eugene from the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. Ruth and Una picked me up and we trundled on up to Oregon with a U-haul trailer and a happy-go-lucky attitude. What a fun show OFFF is. It's in Canby, Oregon which is a little southwest of Portland. There were two big buildings and a lawn full of vendors plus the barns full of animals! Ruth and I each had a booth at the show and Una was our guardian angel, I don't know how we would have done it without her. Between the trailer driving and the canopies, Ruth and I would have been a puddle of butter.
I ran into Sachi! and met her charming husband, and inlaws. It was great to see her, I'm so sad she moved out of LA, but happy for her that she lives in the Pacific NW now. It looks like she did a little damage to her pocketbook with all the delicious fibery things to choose from. And I also saw Marnie! who has also escaped LA for the wilds of Portland. We also ran into the fabulously fabulous Trish Anderson and Alexandra, who took us to a nice pub and grill restaurant for dinner Saturday night after the show. Unfortunately I was so pooped I almost fell asleep in the middle of my meatloaf. But I still managed to hear at least half of the jokes that were flying around and managed to squeeze in a bite of German Chocolate cake. Elissa was able to join us for dinner after we found her super-secret Gotland meeting in a motorhome in the parking lot (wow, the life of sheep ranchers!) and let her know where we were going.
We stayed chez Elissa who has a fabulous house and 10 acres, and we played with her brand new baby miniature donkey, Gina Lollabrigida. How cute is that! And this is Jake, her uncle, wondering if the camera might have a carrot in it.