Thursday, September 2, 2010

Slip Sliding Away

September is here already, and I for one am happy about it. I am hoping for much cooler weather as this has been an incredibly hot summer for us here in Michigan. It is raining today, perfect for napping, making felt, maybe some cleaning, but I wouldn't count on the latter geting accomplished unless there is an energy surge after a nap! I love rainy days. They seem to move at a slower pace and I can appreciate that on so many levels!

Next week I leave for the Wisc. Sheep and Wool Festival, and will be teaching two classes there, and getting to see my dear friend Martha. One class is the needle to wet felt hat class and the other is the fingerless mitten class. I had not made a pair of fingerless mits in a while so decide to attempt do a pair as a sample. I messed up my cuts, and really wanted them longer, so back to the drawing board on them. I'll have to perfect it again before I teach it. I've lost my original resist on them. I am also using a very fine merino on the pair that I just did and forgot to sample my shrink factor! What was I thinking????? I used silk noil and silk top for surface elements. I can't believe I messed up the cuts! I get so frustrated with me sometimes!

Yes, I did make another cheese cloth wrap. Can't help myself, I just love them. They are so light, wonderful drape, and a bit unusual in texture. I put hand dyed tencel on the surface. When the light hits's very high on the "wow" factor!

Lat night, I just wanted to sit and do mindless hand work. I played a couple of games of Bejeweled on FB, then made the crocheted ear warmers. The solid color yarn is alpaca, the sparkle yarn is mohair. Since there are so many small samples of yarn laying around here, I am going to be making more of them.

Friday can't get here fast enough. Elis, Rachael, Jone, Dawn and I will get together for the day. I am so looking forward to making one more memory with Elis before she heads back home. It has been a wonderful experience to meet and love this woman. There is a wise tenderness about her that is breathtaking, refreshing and at times overwhelming. I unabashedly, love her and am a whole lot in awe of her!

Jone and I are planning to get together for many play dates! I can hardly wait. What a treasure I have found in her, as fellow felter, more over, as a heart to heart friend. She is pure delight and I am looking forward to many play dates with her. FUN! We live about 30 minutes from each other...and we'd never met? How can that be?

Off to enjoy this rainy, cloudy, slow paced day.
I wish you joy in the day, and great peace all day long!


Heather Woollove said...

You lucky girl...I know you'll have a blast with 'the girlz' tomorrow. I sure wish I could join you!! I agree...ten minutes after you first meet Jone, it feels like you've known her since you were making prank phone calls with her in junior high!!
...and Elis is spectacular! Her talent and PASSION are formidable!! (Plus she's NICE! Grin.)
...Rachel is a darling, warm and sensitive. She is now my 'fifth daughter'!!
...and Dawn is a HOOT! Any time you spend with that girl is bound to have you bent over laughing for most of it.
Have a glass of wine for me!!
Hugs and lots of love to all of you!!!

Nanette said...

I love the cheese cloth scarves. I paint cheese cloth and I'm imagining how wonderful it would look felted. Thanks for the inspiration.