Sunday, May 25, 2008

Floyd, the stuffed sheep

I have spent the last couple of days at my daughter's house. She had invited me to go with her to her last blacksmithing class and we had a good time. On the way to Floyd, VA we stopped at a yard sale and I bought my latest sheep. He was handmade in 1989 and my daughter suggested I name him "Floyd" because the yardsale was about half-way between Woolwine and Floyd, VA. I know you can't tell from the photo, but he is huge!! I don't think I'll take up blacksmithing, but I did enjoy the trip. It was a class through the Jacksonville Folk Art Center there. We also stopped at a Mennonite country store and bought bread and cheese and a very unique gingerale. It was one of those weekends that one records in their "memory book".

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Glad you both had a great time! Good memories to treasure. Like the sheep. I have one like that but must not be as big. Like the name, one to remember the trip.

sewbeezy said...

Love the sheep!!! I've been looking for a pattern for a sheep like that and have yet to find one. Lucky you for finding Floyd! I also like your spinning wheel. What kind do you have?

sewbeezy said...

June, thanks for visiting my blog. It's a shame neither one of us have yet to find a pattern for Floyd. I've seen them done up with a quilt block needle-felted on the back.....like a blanket. Real cute!! I have four spinning wheels myself. Two Kromskis (a Prelude and a Sonata)....a little Hitchiker (my travel wheel), and a Clemes & Clemes that I use when doing demonstrations at the fair each year. It took me over a year to locate the Clemes & Clemes. They are pretty sought after....especially for being such "tanks"!!

Bunny said...

Oh MY GOODNESS I made tons of those sheep in the 80's and sold them to many, my friend and I worked together we put dowels in the legs so they would stand and we used tons of stuffing. I don't have one of my own sold them all. Enjoy your find. I must see if I still have the pattern but if not will try to get a hold of my friend who has moved away.

Bunny said...

Hi it is me again didn't find the pattern but here is what I found on the net.http://www.patternmart.com/pattern/700/Sheep+Pillow+Pattern+PM

you could probably enlarge the pattern.