The Mailman Cometh and Treasures in a Trashbag!!!
I love when the mailbox is full - and I had a package in my mailbox yesterday!!! That always makes me happy!!!
I won a prize at Linda's Fiber Fabrications - it was a beautiful length of wool roving from her beautiful alpacas!!! So, now I will be playing with wool!!! Linda has made some wonderful needle felted pincushions, and I have been roaming the internet looking for tutorials on how to proceed. I think I have it - but only doing it for real will tell if I really do "have" it!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Linda!!!!! And a special thank you to the sweet alpacas who donated the fiber!!!!
In my searching, I came across this amazing website - this woman creates totally realistic wool felted animals! Check this out
Another great how-to site on machine felting is www.fiberella.com
When I went to the farmers' market this morning, the llama farmer was there - we have been missing each other - one week I am there and he is not, and vice versa!! Some how we got on the subject of wool a couple of weeks back, and he mentioned that he would be glad to give me some from his llamas. And, boy, did he come thru today!!!! A huge black trash bag - filled to the brim with all colors of llama fiber!! Woohoo!!! And, he said if I wanted more, he'd be glad to bring me some more - I AM in trouble now................!!!
Tomorrow will be play with wool day!!! I have nothing else to do- (except garden and the usual animal husbandry!!:>) )I am going to get out my new felting needles, and my vintage carding combs, and see what I can do with all this wool!!! After all, I will definitely need something to show next Saturday at the farmers market!!!