Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tibetan Mastiff Info Calendar Contest - 2016

It took some time to narrow our favorites down, but we managed to choose 6 photos to submit for the 2016 Tibetan Mastiff Info Calendar contest.

The calendar is a fundraiser for TMInfo which is s great resource for TM breeders, owners and enthusiasts.

A photo I took of Gunnar and Miles was selected for the 2015 calendar and they have a couple of submissions for 2016.

Gunnar and Miles






Please, if you're so inclined, review all  of the submissions and vote for your favorites.  You are allowed to vote for each photo up to 5 times.  Voting is open now and ends on August 31st.

Thank you. :-)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fiber Arts Friday: County Fair

The I entered two yarns into our local county fair this year.

A single from one of our alpacas, Bandit,

and a single of silk that I spun from purchased roving.

Both yarns were finished this spring.

We went to the opening day of the fair last Friday.  I was joking with Hubba, telling him that we needed to go see my ribbons.

Both yarns are better than what I entered last year and there are a lot (A LOT) of very good fiber artists around here.  So after receiving constructive comments last year, I really was just hoping for good marks.

Then, from a distance, I saw this...

and then this...

I'm so excited about the blue ribbon for my alpaca as well as a special recognition from the local weaver's guild... especially after getting no ribbons last year.  :-D

I'm also very pleased with second place on my silk.  This yarn was challenging to spin.

Both yarns received nice comments from the judge.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!