Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AOBA Nationals 2011

El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo
We had a great time and sales success at Nationals in Denver! El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo sold for the hefty price of $120,000 (you'll be hearing more about the buyer), and Happy Hour will be heading to Chimera Ranch in Colorado!
Competitors in costume class, aren't they darling?
It was great to see old friends from around the country, to check out the vendors, and then to celebrate our sale with a big group of people at a neat Brazilian restaurant on Friday night. As fun as it was to make the trip to Denver, we are VERY excited with the announcement that Nationals will be back in Louisville, Kentucky next May!!!

The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival was very enjoyable, though sales and traffic were a tad slow for many of us. Most of the vendors were grumbling that the crowds were thin, though people did seem to flock to the livestock tent this year! I had a great time on Sunday, and probably spent more than I made at the incredible booths of high quality fiber, buttons, pottery, yarn and more. Thanks to the organizers, it was bigger and better than last year but as is the case with so many endeavors the marketing budget needs to increase with the event.
We were blessed with a gorgeous, healthy black FEMALE cria today by Michelangelo! I am thrilled, as I'm hoping to maintain some of his daughters in our breeding program and this looks like a dandy.

After an incredibly busy week, I was really happy for a quiet day in the studio yesterday, you can check out my most recent felt creations on the other blog here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and AOBA Nationals

It's a big week around here for those that love natural fibers and handmade items, it's the 2nd annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival! To see some of the things I've been making, you can check out our other blog (click to go there). Seldom Scene will be sharing a booth with Alpacas at Booker's Corner in the vendor tent (we're not taking animals this year), and I'll be there on Sunday.
Also, don't forget this week is the AOBA National Show and AUCTION! We'll be selling the legendary El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo (Lot 7) as well as SSF Happy Hour, our beautiful black champion daughter of Snowmass Nova's Private Reserve who is bred to Michelangelo!
Can't wait to see our friends, either in Denver at the auction or in Lexington at the Fiber Festival!