NEW PROJECT-THE LEAD LINE AT THE MASSACHUSETTS SHEEP AND WOOL-CRAFT FAIR

31 05 2016

GREETINGS

We are having such hot weather but some rain overnight and maybe some more tonight will help and slightly cooler temps.  Gardens will be popping up.

NEW PROJECT

The Seamus rug was a hit at the show.  SO much so that I will be offering a class in Proddy at Sheep and Shawl over the summer.  A smaller version though.  It was so much fun working on it

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THE MASSACHUSETTS SHEEP AND WOOL- CRAFT FEST

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It was  a great success lots of people came on Saturday.  Sunday is always a slow day at the fair and was this year too .  It was great seeing old friends and my spinning students but I missed by friend Lisa who was unable to come.  The show wasn’t the same without her.  Susan and I are now next to each other again so it was great fun visiting.  Of course I wish I could bring every sheep home  I just love sheep so.  

The lead line was Sunday and I wanted to share some of the contestants with you.

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This woman and her sheep were so darn cute.  The sheep was very well behaved and the woman said that she was always like that.  Only the best of sheep would allow a woodsman hat to be  kept on!IMG_6750

 

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Barb Giguere

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole  This wonderful Tunis sheep below wanted to come home with me. Isn’t she a beauty.

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MAUDE-NEW LAVENDER PROJECT

31 03 2016

GREETINGS

I have been working in the garden area moving hay around, cutting up branches and logs for next years wood burning.  The weather has been good for doing out side work.  Now they are saying that next week we will have a little bit of winter back.

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The backyard

MAUDE

As you can probably tell Maude is my favorite of the sheep.  I love the others but Maude  is special.  I have been so worried about her eye.  The swelling has come down and I think her body is taking care of it  Dr. Vassar at sometime may have to stitch the eyelid shut but for now things are going well.  She is still on the pain meds which also help with the inflammation.  A very small dose but it’s just enough.

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ONGOING PROJECT

I have been making these small embroidered lavender squares for a while.  I am looking for more things to put into my booth at shows.  They are a fun project.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day  Carole





HAPPY EASTER-SEEDS & THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM-STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS-THE PERFECT FRAME-NEW PROECTS

27 03 2016

GREETINGS

It’s an overcast but warm day here, too early for spring flowers only the pussy willows are out but tulips are sprouting up and soon bouquets will be all over the house.  Cindy bought me an Easter Lily which is one of my favorite flowers.  The kitchen smells of them and the last hyacinth.

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STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS

I love Scented Geraniums.  My friend Susan sells them and I always buy a few.  This is the first time I have tried to start them myself.  I used a rooting hormone that my Mom had and so far so good.

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The Pussy Willow starts are all doing well.

NEW PROECTS

I have found embroidery again and love to do it evenings.  I have this pattern which I plan to do for some of my shows this year.  I will make them into little whimsical pillows

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PEA SEEDS, FLAX SEEDS AND THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM

I picked up my pea seeds and will be planting them soon

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.  I have also ordered some flax seeds from The Hermitage in Pa.  Just enough to grow a small 5ft x 10ft plot of flax.  Hoping that I can produce enough to spin into linen yarn.  So exciting.  I have been picked as a volunteer for The Linen Symposium which will be held in August at Old Deerfield Village.  I am over the moon about that.    The symposium is full with a waiting list.

FINDING THE RIGHT FRAME

When my children were young we spent a lot of time at Old Sturbridge Village.  I love the time period and it was an educational experience for all.  I did this piece in the early 80’s and it has been frameless for many years.  This has become a priority in recent weeks to find the right frame.  There are fewer places to find old things these days but I did find a shop and was thrilled to find this frame.  It is perfect for the piece.

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I also found a marble sink that may be a replacement for the ugly 60’s sink that is in the bathroom now.  Measurements will be taken to see if it will fit.

MAHATMA GANDHI

This is my favorite quote by him and something I try to live by. As we see our country declining we see an increased rate of animal cruelty..

“The Greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it animals are treated”

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day. Carole