Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Learning to expect the unexpected....well, trying

I've put too much pressure on myself to get too much done this week. How do I know? Nothing got done and I've a headache today and tons of guilt about not getting anything done!

It started Sunday with no water pressure in certain parts of the house...the really important pasts of the house, like bathroom area and kitchen. Our small city of Plainwell does the fire hydrant flushing and when that happens, all kinds of iron and lime and other stuff gets released into the water system. For the past several years, it's cost us dearly in plumber fees. It will lodge in our pipes and literally bring our water pressure to a trickle. Not good for showering, not good for a houseful of people for our Sabbath celebration and not good for felting. Yesterday it was all fixed....until next time.

Monday, sculptured hat. It was made from some roving that I'd picked up from and indie-dyer who was experimenting with some new dyes. Well, I know her dye works are wonderful, so I think it is the dyes that gave her trouble. Anyway, the thing is, as I was rolling the hat in cotton fabric, something I do often when I am finishing a felt, the dye began to bleed out onto the cotton fabric. It took my breath away with the muted colors and textures that unexpectedly happened. I quickly snapped a photo of it for myself, and have decided to share it with you.

This entry really has very little to do with felting, but with the unexpected beauty that God offers up each and every day, no matter what we did or didn't accomplish.

BTW, the hat that I made had to be over dyed and I'll share that within the next few days.
Shalom,
Suzanne

7 comments:

Patty Biermans said...

I love the colors in the picture. Really, really unexpected. You can't make something like that. And you're worry about not getting done anything... Everything is anything!! Greetings....Peebee

elisvermeulen said...

the unexpected are true gifts indeed. thank you for sharing my friend.

Hooked On Felt said...

Thanks so much Patty. It is not so much about making something from the colors that happened, for me, in this moment it was about capturing the beauty that was there only for a moment. Glad yo liked it too.
Suzanne

Hooked On Felt said...

Elis,
I think you and Jone are unexpected true gifts and friends. You bless me by even reading this blog.
many hugs,
Suzanne

annie said...

badbad week, but a new one is coming...

annie said...

badbad week, bus a new one is coming...

yu said...

I hope you'll have a good luck.