Sunday, May 3, 2015

I'm Back

Yes, Miss Craft Diva is back. Last year was not a good year for me. I had the accident and was dealing with healing and then my mother passed away so I was up and down the road to Virginia and so I wasn't really active in my craft. I posted about my accident because I thought it might help someone else that would go through the same or similar thing.

I have been knitting and crocheting again and a couple of really good things have happened which I will share in future posts. I thought I would return talking about one of the best festivals annually. And I took my first road trip by myself in a long time.

I took a road trip to Maryland for the annual Sheep and Wool Festival. What a wonderful day it was. The weather was perfect, the crowds even though it was a lot of people it wasn't overwhelming. I made some purchases and had me some fun. It has been about 5 years since my last visit there so I enjoyed it even more.

There are days in life that you just want to put it in a bottle and keep it on a shelf when the day is so good. Or you want to start the day all over again just to repeat it. That is how yesterday was It was a great day or should I call it FUNTASTIC! Yes I made up a special word.

I ended up going by myself because one of my former students was going to go but she forgot about previous plans she had made. So I did the road trip by myself. I haven't done a road trip by myself in a long time.

The festival was great and as you can see from the pictures it was variety as usual. They had the sheep dog show showing you how he gathers the sheep and that is always fun to watch. They had a young dog in training so it was really funny because he didn't want to listen because he just was so focused on wanting to do his job so his eyes did not move from eyeing those sheep. He was so excited that it was funny. But he did good. Then the competition with the sheep and competition with what people entered in to the contest of mostly knitted items and they also had a photography contest which was great. There were a lot of vendors. IN fact, when I was leaving I discovered one section I didn't get to but I had enough for the day and I had an ice cream cone in hand so that was a no no.

I really enjoyed shopping which I usually don't. And I love my finds that I purchased which you can see from the pictures. My foot was hurting, well I should say an ache when I started the day and the 3 hour drive didn't help, but after a while of walking around it stopped aching and every chance I got I would exercise by flexing the foot.

My favorite part in going is to see the different animals they have. The sheep, alpacas and rabbits. There wasn't a lot of animals this time but I got a couple of shots. Of course I just love, love the babies and they had some baby sheep which were adorable. And I love to see the different shades of color in the animals fur which gives you an idea of what the yarn will bring out. Over all it was just a wonderful, peaceful and enjoyable road trip. Even the ride was great - no traffic - crazy drivers but I just tuned them out with my music.

If you haven't had a chance to visit the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival plan a road trip for next year. It is usually the same time of year and it is fun. Below are some more pictures i took - enjoy.


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