Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song
Gliddy glub gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba
Le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla
Nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song
Of course, the picture would be so much prettier without the electric wires, but it was the only view that I could capture the beautiful morning sun today.
What a difference a week makes in a puppy. Little Miss Hellon Wheels has settled down considerably and I have to admit, either Cavaliers are not very bright (LOL) or this girl is extremely smart. We've been dealing with some sad dog health issues, so Maggie has been a wonderful diversion :-)
My friend, Michelle of Sunshine Daydreams Gardens, a talented girl in her own right, hosted a day of felting classes, given by Australian fiber artist, Julie Williams of Jaruleeli FeltART. Julie has been in the US since march and is felting her way around the world.
Michelle's lovely gardens were a perfect back drop on a warm summer day for felting, lemonade and good company.
Someday, I hope to have a garden as lovely as this one!
This particular class is called the rose bag. It is a resist bag with a resist rose in the center.
Starting out with a plastic pattern and some cotton fabric, the merino and in my case, bits of silk are felted on to the fabric. A separate little flap attached to the bag is also felted. This flap will eventually become the rose in the center of the bag.
Now mind you, I am used to felting with a sander, so rolling the wool around on a bubble wrapped noodle was certainly a work out...LOL, but when it was finished, I have to say that I was very pleased with the results.
There are things that I think I might change when I do this again and a sander will definitely incoorporated, but all in all, it was a fun class and it's always nice to meet new fiber artists. I love learning new techniques!
This summer I have participated in Lynne's colorswap. Summers with the all of the kids (and their friends) home is usually crazy busy with children activities and hopefully squeezing in some work. I thought that it would be fun to give and receive treats......something for me to look forward to in the summer's insanity...... and I have not been disappointed yet!
Emily has sent me the most wonderful blue gifts. Some Regia sock yarn, seeds for 2 of my most favorite flowers, some yummy treats (one of which is missing...LOL) and best of all some handmade paper, which is absolutely beautiful!