Sunday, February 08, 2009

Things have been BUSY!

I'm so glad to finally get a chance to catch up here on the blog. The past week was a blur of activity. In the photo above you see my poor hungry girls waiting to be fed. The weather here has been so nice and warm lately. I love it!

The art show ended at 4:00 this afternoon, I helped out with clean up and got home around 5:30. I felt guilty about leaving people there with lots of work still to be done, but I wanted to get home and feed the sheep.
I missed seeing the sheep all day yesterday when Terri Drimel and I went to the Indian Wisconsin Shepherd's Clinic in Rice Lake. I had a great time, but I'm not so sure about poor Terri, who had to listen to me prattle on and on with all my ideas and opinions on sheep production. I came away from the day with lots of food for thought. The classes were very good.

The art show was well attended, but sales were way down this year, which isn't surprising given the tough economy right now. The art club hired a very complimentary guest artist who led the public gallery tour on Friday night. He encouraged me to keep up the wool paintings and even like my goose hat/tea cozy. :-)

I thought that goose hat looked kind of artsy so I put it in the show. I had several new projects started for the show, but I didn't get them finished. I wound up entering a lamb photograph and the sunset wool painting off the wall. The good thing about doing the registration, title cards and show brochures myself is that I had until the very last minute to figure out what to enter. :-))

Here is a photo of the white hat I made in January. It's almost exactly the same as the grey hat, but I left the brim more flat - which looks much better on someone's head. For the decorative band on this one, I dyed silk gauze and tied it on. I may try to shrink down this hat a little more to stiffen it up. This one is made from white Shetland and Shetland Mule fiber. I found the grey pure BFL fiber felted faster than this Shetland and Shetland cross.

Masterpiece Theater is showing "Sense and Sensibility" on PBS again, yes, Eleanor reminds me of Sabrina.

3 comments:

  1. I just adore the goose hat! How wonderfully creative!

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  2. Oooh, that white hat is as lovely as the grey! *has to remember to measure head for Becky* hehehe

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  3. LOL Claire, the gallery tour suggested making the wings longer for ear flaps. Actually that was a pretty good idea. I make have to work something out in that line next time. :-)
    Rayna, I'm going to keep making hats in all different sizes. I'm sure to have one that will fit you. :-)
    It's funny how I'm suddenly noticing hats that people are wearing. I was never too interested in hats before.

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