Friday, August 26, 2011

500 Felt Objects and other stuff

I guess I did it again.  I can't believe it's been that long since I posted here!  I've been regularly updating Stan's CaringBridge site and that seems to take up all my computer energy.  He's been in the hospital for a week now with complications from the chemotherapy.  Hopefully he will be able to come home soon. 
Cabled hat, felted cell phone case, Shetland lace scarf and "500 Felt Objects"

Lots of good stuff happening around here though. Four new chicks hatched last week to the old Faverolle hen, the first ripe Brandywine tomatoes of the season - YUMMM!, dill pickles and green beans put up, and best of all -- I got my complimentary copy of 500 Felt Objects!

It's supposed to be released in September, but I got my copy over a week ago. How exciting to see my portrait of Lena included with the work of felters from all over the world!  I hope you all get a chance to see the book, it's full of wonderful pieces, very inspirational and fun.  Lena's on page 227. :-)
Oh and I can't forget to post this photo of our great nephew.  He visited a couple weeks ago and we just HAD to get a sheepskin photo. What a head of hair!

I had to bow out of doing the Minnesota State Fair booth, I hated to do it but with all that Stan's going through, I just couldn't commit to the long hours involved.  I'm still working on my Forecast Public Art project and sending the last of sale sheep off to their new homes. I'm sorry to be so late in getting the registrations sent in, but they will go in the mail today.  I plan to keep 11 sheep for the winter. Sommarang Hansel will be available after breeding season if anyone is interested in a proven, polled, modified, gulmoget ram.  His fleece is really nice, if he doesn't sell I'll gladly keep him.





4 comments:

  1. It's too bad Stan's having complications :( Hope he gets better soon so he can go home, I'm sure he's not enjoying the hospital stay too much. Can't wait to get 500 Felt Objects, all kinds of fibery goodness! It was so exciting to see Lena at the state fair, but in a book is just too cool!

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  2. Your Portrait of Lena is lovely. Hope your Stan feels better soon.

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  3. Thanks, I hope he can come home again soon. He's getting pretty bored in that little hospital room. So far, no improvement, so I'm sure it will be at least a few more days.

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  4. Becky--How thrilling to see your work in a publication like this!!! You and Stan continue to be on my mind and in my heart. XXO-

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