Saturday, January 28, 2012

exciting box from UPS

Yesterday I came home to find a medium size box at my front door. I tried to pick it up and couldn't budge it. Just had to be my new spinning wheel. Finally pushed it inside the door and this morning opened it to start putting it together. Opened it and phooey, it was 50 lb of dogfood which I had just gone out and bought last night because we were almost out. Sigh. Hope my new wheel gets here soon, will show picks of me putting it together when I do get it.
I started a new class on Joggles last night about making coiled fabric bowls. I have always wanted to do this and from the first lesson, I had it figured out. Now to get rid of some of the excess fabric I just had to have....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Last night at 6:30 I had to put my oldest dog to sleep. She had been going down hill for a while but she would rally and things would be better. Well not last night. She let me know and by the time we got to the vet, she let us know it was the right thing to do. Well now I am worth nothing much at work. The house was very quiet last night and no one left my side. Guess it will be like that for awhile.
I am going to a felting retreat in Asheville this weekend so I am glad this is over and Phil did not have to make the decision alone.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

a speaking gig

I have been asked to speak about my artwork. I am really honored. It is for the Sawnee Artist Association in Cumming, Ga. I met several of the members at a show in Nov and they had never seen felting before. I think I am going to make a PowerPoint show if they have the ability to show one. Will do quick demos as I talk and let any one who wants to give it a try. I have 45 minutes to an hour to speak. My hubby saws he may come to the meeting just to see if I can talk that long. Little does he know that when it comes to felting, I can talk all day, I do it at festivals all the time. They meet at a funeral home, hee hee.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Holidays are over......

and I feel like playing with wool again. I am considering buying my first wheel. A teacher is coming into town who teaches making odd art yarn and of course I want to be all over that. Her pre-class requirements are to be able to spin, have your own wheel and be extremely familiar with it. Her class would be the end of Feb so if I am going to do this, I need to learn really quickly. The local store will teach me how to spin if I buy from them but I am usually uncomfortable with one on one teaching soooooo that means I would have to get out my books and start studying. Wonder if I can pull this one off? It would mean I could go to shows year round as felting is mostly fall and winter here. Any spinners' with advice out there?