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500 Felt Objects and other stuff

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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. 

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…

So much to update!

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Sorry for neglecting the blog lately.  I've been so busy with selling the flock, making arrangements for pick up and transport, dealing with all the challenges of my husband's illness while trying to keep up with my grant projects and volunteer commitments. It's just been way too much.

The adult BFLs will be leaving for Missouri tomorrow.  I am so sad to see them go.  Lanora has been here since she was a lamb in 2006.  She's such a character.  And Harwell is so sweet.  I will miss them terribly. But I do plan to keep Harwell's four ewe lambs, two of whom are Lanora's granddaughters.
I don't know if I've posted a photo on the blog yet of this raw felted fleece project I made out of Harwell's fleece on June 20th.  That was the day of Stan's first endoscopy and creating a project like this really helped take my mind off the worries. 

It is so comforting when I can't sleep at night.  I go out on the couch and snuggle up under this soft, luxurious…