Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dyeing, then relaxing before a 21st tonight..

Wasn't quite sure what was going to happen today..temperature going to be in high 30's.
First up definitely feed the sheep who already didn't like the heat (8.30am), then get some hoses going to water as much as possible. Thank God for poly-pipe, mine have holes drilled at regular intervals, but the earwigs usually end up at the end section making it very hard for that last little tree. Then some hand watering for non poly area.
Inside at 10.30am, having a drink and reading the current Wheel magazine. An article about overdying. Decision made - I have some light brown yarn from the Mohair farm, so into the dyepot it goes. Will take photo later.
I have 5 skeins of white handspun so after lunch they are in the pot.
Tonight heading off to Echuca for my niece's 21st.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cobweb Scarf...
Nuno felted on organza...

Felting all weekend...

While my partner has been away this last weekend doing his VJMC rally at Healesville, I was able to indulge myself without having to pack things away or get meals at specific times. (I did tell him I still missed him.)

I was able to do lots of felting...
Alpaca base covered with dyed Merino to be used as Table center or I may cut it for Coaster and a Trivet?
Small bag to be finished,which I started at a workshop last weekend, and an alpaca base covered with silk from a batt to be made int a bag.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Early arrival....

This past fortnight has been very busy. I visit my expectant daughter one day and the next day - a phone call - Amelia Jane arrived following emergency caesarean section at 11.15am on Thursday 8th October, weighing in at 5lb 10oz.

The next Saturday was a 60th birthday up in the North East, and we had a lovely time at he Stag Restaurant at Eurobin.

My sister's 50th birthday is the following week and I spend most of that time working on her quilt as well as drive to Echuca for mother and daughter visits.

Another sister who lives in Sydney was also coming down for the weekend so I thought I would work on her grandson's cot quilt (he was born early in the year).

Well I finished them both ....

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dyeing day photos

As promised photos of wool recently dyed...