What a long and dreary week it has been up here in the mountains! I believe that it has rained something like 17 out of the last 25 days and we have not had a rain free weekend in 5 weeks! YUK!!!
To keep myself busy, I have been playing with my new carding machine and the above Angora blend batts are the result. So incredibly soft these batts are! I have a bunch more to work on, then I will have to snag one or two for myself, this time. My Spring Angora Rovings and Batts will be up on this website next week.
This lace hat, is patterned after the one on Fall 04 Spin Off cover and is going to a well deserving friend, who could use a lift.
There is nothing quite like the softness of angora, especially in a hat or a scarf.
Needless to say, with all of this rain, you can well imagine what my back yard looks like........pools of water and Mud.........great if you are a duck.....or a puppy. The puppies love getting dirty......YUK!!!
Last night, the puppies and Hannah, all freshly bathed, sat for a few photos. I thought I would share a few with you, before the last of the bunch started heading off to their new homes.
This is Nellie, she will be going to her new home in a few weeks. Her new parents are school teachers and asked if we could keep her here until school gets out in a few weeks, which we were happy to do.
She maybe small in size, but she lacks in size, she has in spirit. This is one happy and busy little girl, who doesn't let the other puppies get the best of her.
How can you not love a face like that?
Keeping a boy in a household with girls, is always a challenge, but this little boy is just as quiet and as sweet as they come. Not only is he such a dear boy........but he has a fabulous little body and a lovely head. These are the assets that a breeder is looking for when continuing forward in a breeding program, soooooooooooo................this little guy is staying...at least for now :-)
I am heading out once again, this weekend, on the same trek that I made last week, but this time I believe it is going to be a better trip. I will post more about it when we come home.
I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who offered such kind words of support this week. It is so nice to know that there are so many caring people out there. Thanks!!
~Enjoy your weekend.......and keep dry~