Fiona had our days all planned out and we had plenty of time for felting in some fabulous places.
We ate so well, learned about the history of Shetland, the land, the art, the sheep, and the people. Each day was better than the one before. I would love to go back!
|Colorful door at the Voxner Outdoor Center opens to the beautiful scene above.
|A Shetland ewe and lamb on the island of Mousa.
|Heading back to the ferry after visiting the broche on Mousa. This place felt like heaven to me.
|Finishing up our felt sculptures at the Sumburgh Head lighthouse.
|Some of the sculptures.
|I managed to photograph these two puffins before they flew off. The cliffs at Sumburgh Head are home to thousands of birds.
|Uradale farm Shetlands
I was able to purchase four natural colored Shetland fleeces from Uradale Farm. I shipped them home and I've finished one so far. The color is stunning on it. I will felt them all this summer.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth at Shepherd's Harvest and/or took my Cobweb Felt Floor lamp class. It's always so much fun reconnecting with people at Shepherd's Harvest!
As you may know, I didn't breed any of my ewes last fall since I was going to Shetland. Instead, I picked out the sweetest little 87.5% Gotland ram lamb from Heidi Quist, of Prairie Willows Farm. He was such a stunner, I couldn't resist. But when Heidi mentioned how great his fleece is turning out I decided I should let her keep him so he could be registered and used to his full potential. I will lease him or his dad this fall. That way I won't have a ram pen to deal with all winter.
Sid had his knee replaced June 5th. He's doing very well. He still has pain, but he's done with physical therapy and he's getting around better than he has in the past two years.