Thursday, August 20, 2009

Emma is a Cover Girl!

The newest book from Rug Hooking Magazine made its debut at Sauder Village last week. Eager shoppers were able to purchase a copy at the show. For all of the folks who couldn't get to Sauder....alas, you'll have to wait until late September or early October for a copy. Imagine my delight when I saw my rug in the left and middle portion of the cover...yup, that's Emma...and she's is a cover girl!
The name of my pattern and chapter in the book is "Under The Willow" and I hooked the little "Emma" lamb with Corriedale roving and some locks from Emma's first shearing. The opening sentence for my chapter says: "This adorable wall hanging was inspired by my young Wensleydale sheep, Emma, who has been seen chasing birds across her pasture."
Yes, it's true...besides chasing dogs (poor Nokie), Emma likes to chase birds too. That girl is not afraid of anything.

And here's the celebrity girl, all grown up. She's quite a big girl, as you can see. Ken (dear hubby) likes to say that she is the size of a small pony and that's not far from the truth! She's much larger than Lumi and she's a lot stronger too. But Lumi is still the boss of the sheep pen!
Lumi hardly ever baa-ed until Emma came along. Now Emma has taught her that baa-ing brings the hay out to the feeder a lot faster, so Lumi chimes in with a loud voice at feeding time. Thanks a lot, Emma.

When we were at Michigan Fiber Festival last week-end, there were a couple of Wensleydale sheep in the sheep barn. They weren't as lovely looking as Emma. Maybe I'm a little biased...I guess I'm just a proud sheep mama!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I didn't realize Emma had grown to be such a big girl!!! Who would have known that sweet baby would grow so fast??!! And congratulations on making the cover ~ you and Miss Emma should be proud!!

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woolwoman said...

Boy - look at Emma "strike the pose" - you should exhibit her - she is a natural. Congratulations on making the cover - Mel

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

Your Emma deserves a spot lite on the front page. Congrates that is just awesome.


Debra Lloyd said...

Congratulations Kris! What a wonderful accomplishment. Your Miss Emma is a great model.

Double M Sheep and Wool said...

Kris I don't think it is just biase , I raise sheep also and Emma is truly beautiful. and I know you are tickled as punch about her being on the cover, Funny we can have an entire flock of sheep and few stand out, but those that do are so very special.