Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oddities and Some Great Finds!


Lost in space and time and a strong sense that I have no idea what is going on in the world, or in my own world. Being pulled in so many directions these days, so many who need my time and attention, and deserve all I can give to them. It is a different level of fatigue...it is mental fatigue, not so much physical.
I messed up a breakfast date by not calling back, made a hat that was horrific in color--(tried to put lime green and purple together--unsuccessfully, I might add!) though very good texture and had to over dye it to save it (shown here on this entry), went to Goodwill to look for silk scarves and found a bunch with great colors and designs for .99 each. I also found a plastic bracelet that just needed to come home to be felted. I wanted to try it for one of those classes that could be easily used when teaching children. It took little time to felt. Actually beading it took longer than felting it. However, I do think it would work well with kids. Would be a fun thing to teach for gift giving for Mother's Day.

It's been bitter cold for several weeks, but we've had a warming trend the past couple of days. After my morning walk I pulled into the drive way to find this huge 4 foot icicle hanging from the utility wire that runs from our house to the street, and it was right above where I step out of the car. It must have formed around the wire as it clung to our house, but then with the warming, it broke off from the house and slid down the wire, dangling right above my head! Decide to park on the street until it melted and dropped off. It finally did today. If it didn't kill me, it would have done damage to the car. It was just weird to see this huge icicle hanging from a wire.

I am having a small glass of wine and then heading off to bed. Tomorrow is another over-filled day of appointments, orders to fill, products to order, family and friends to love, prayers to offer for so many in Haiti, those who need help, those who are providing help. I watched the news on this tonight and the despair in Haiti is incredible. I cannot help but wonder about the children and how many are without family. It breaks my heart.







8 comments:

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

I would love to learn how to felt. I hope you enjoyed your glass of wine and relaxed.

Hooked On Felt said...

Jen,
Where do you live? I might have some great teacher contacts for you. It is a wonderful journey into felt. I've never regretted it and each day in felt is a new, wondrous adventure into the medium. I did relax. It was great!
Shalom,
Suzanne

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

I live in eastern Iowa. Can you felt with angora rabbit wool? I'm going tomorrow to pick up some and learn what you can do with their wool (I already know what to do with their poo - fertilize!).

Hooked On Felt said...

Jen,
I've made wonderful felt with angora. Layout is critical. I'll see if I can find someone in your area. How far would you be willing to travel for classes?
Shalom,
Suzanne

Stacie said...

Hi Suzanne! I linked to you on my blog after I made some of the felted wool flowers that you have directions for. I bought your directions at the fiber festival in Franklin, Indiana and I have been working on some flowers on and off for gifts and myself ever since this summer! :)

-Stacie

Here is my blog:

http://www.starsforstreetlights.blogspot.com

Hooked On Felt said...

Jen,
I've got the information for you and a wonderfully talented felter to teach you. Can you contact me through my website and I'll get that info to you.
Hugs and Happy Felting!
Suzanne

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Hi Suzanne! Thank you for looking up that information for me!

Hooked On Felt said...

Jen,
You'll have to contact me thru my website for the info. I'm not able to put it up here.
Suzanne