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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival May 7&8 2005

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Anyone going?

<a href="http://www.sheepandwool.org/index.htm" target="_new">www.sheepandwool.org/index.htm</a>

 

I've never been before, but from what I've heard it's one of the biggest and best festivals out there. They haven't updated the class/event schedule yet (what's listed there was for last year).

 

I'm going for sure this year. I have a few fibery friends that live in the general area so we are going to get a hotel room and have a no-kids, gab session, fiber filled, relaxing weekend! I told DH that the hotel room & spending $$ can be my Mother's Day present <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/angel.gif" />

 

Holly<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheep.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheep.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheep.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheep.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheep.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheepjump.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheepjump.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheepjump.gif" /><img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheepjump.gif" />

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It really isn't too far from NC, maybe you southern gals can start a carpool (psssst Julie, got a car smiley????)

 

I was reading some of the event descriptions. There is one called From Sheep to Shawl. You have to have a team of 5 people, 1 shearer, 3 spinners and a weaver. Oh, and your own sheep You have 3 hours to shear the sheep, spin the wool and weave a shawl of specific demensions <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/faint.gif" />

 

Holly

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Oh, I'm not entering it! It would take me 3 hours just to catch the darn sheep <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sheepjump.gif" />

 

I bet it's a hoot to watch though!

 

Holly

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Oooh, that is tempting! That's my stompin' grounds, ya know. Well, not exactly, but close.

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:drive careful and tell us all about it!! :D!

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Hehehe

Thanks Julie <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/steeringwheel.gif" />

 

Georgia isn't *that* far from MD <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/lildevil.gif" />

 

Holly

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Oh man... is this that 'peer pressure' I grew up hearing about in school? You guys aren't going to make me smoke too are you? :D!

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Smoking?? You are worried about smoking???

 

The real dangers lie in the bad girls that spin...and needle felt...and buy yarn off of ebay :::muahhahahahaha::::: I've heard rumors there are even people out there that...weave.....<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/wha.gif" />

 

Holly

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That sounds pretty good, Elizabeth! (Except the cigar part! :D! No cigars in my truck, k? :rotfl ) I'm seriously tempted, but I'm toying with the idea of going to the CGOA Spring Regional Conference in PA, March 31 - April 3. I don't think I could justify two trips within one month of each other. :thinking1 Let me think about it! :sherlock

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hmmm, all of it's a bit far from Texas....:(

 

BUT - there is a wool festival coming up in new mexico - that's not too far.

i have a big fat suburban... if i take the 4 car seats out (yes, all of my children are still in car seats :eek2 ) and vacuum up the petrified french fries... i can comfortably seat 8! who's coming my way???

:tex

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Truth to tell, IF I'm able to get away from home for a weekend, I'd best visit my parents and sister in Florida before I do anything else. However, it is VERY tempting, plus I'd get to hang out with you guys. :)) I will definitely keep it in mind.

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Rats! I'll be in FL when the CGOA event is going on. My sister is getting married...again (she's getting into Liz Taylor territory)<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/oops.gif" /> Otherwise I'd be there for sure, it's only a little over an hour from here.

 

If you are even considering going to the MD show, I'd suggest making a room reservation now, I've heard some hotels are sold out already. Make sure it's one that is cancelable though! You have to watch the online rates, sometimes you can't cx.

 

I got a good rate here <a href="http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/sb/1/en/hd/balco" target="_new">Staybridge Suites</a> with AAA. $106 a night for a 1 br suite which is 2 double beds in a bedroom and then a seperate living room area with a pull out couch plus a kitchette. It's 12 miles/15 minutes from the fairgrounds per mapquest.

 

Holly

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I'm planning to go; it's only about 40m from where I live. I think I might pick my mom up (she lives in MD) and drag her along since I infected her with the spinning bug this past weekend and she loves sheep anyway! <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rotfl.gif" />

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Donna.. i promise no cigar in the truck.. i cant smoke them going down the road.. ......makes me sick LOL besides a cigar is to be savoured and enjoyed.. and in a car driving isnt the ideal enjoyment factor to me!

 

I would love to go and I am planning on it.. it would jsut be fun to have some one go with.. and Donna.. you can always come get me and I can drive my toy car LOL that way there is less room for temptation.. like bringing home a sheep!

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So, Elizabeth... you are definitely planning to go? Are you going to make hotel arrangements? Because I need some more time to decide if I will go... I'm not ready to commit to it, LOL! I'm waffling. I probably should make hotel arrangements but if I wait I guess it will be too late. I also have friends and family in the area I might be able to impose upon for somewhere for me to crash, but I kinda don't know if I want to do that. And if I am your ride, I don't want to be too far away from you. What do you think, Elizabeth?

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its not a total definate yet.. but probably by the time i get back home from my family trip i will have a solid answer.. I will be making hotel arrangements.. i am waiting to see what one more person says.. hehe.. i am trying to make this a big group can you tell? .. and Donna if worse comes to worse .. we can just convoy.. i dont mind driving ...just want this to be totally fun!

 

will keep you posted on hotel.... cause i would have to make reservation that is one thing i will not fly by the seat of my pants on LOL

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I hear ya... I do not want to fly by the seat of my pants on lodging arrangements either. Driving together would be more fun. :hyper Of course, if I go up to MD, I would have to visit my mom... so I may need to have my own transportation. *sigh*

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Yay!! Looks like we'll have at least a few C'ville members there <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/bounce012.gif" />

 

Now, if the Cafe Press store is up before then...we can all wear C'ville buttons!!! And put our purchases in our C'ville tote bags......<img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/Loco.gif" />

 

Holly

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Oh, yes! The C'ville store will be up very soon! I'm workin' on it! :wink

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