Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Critters

Good Morning!!
I just finished a huge dye session and am now working on some new color combinations for batts. Many of them seem to be coming from the green, green landscape I am surrounded by in my new home. This past weekend I went to a local guild meeting, and I actually spun the majority of the time. It was nice! I need to wash the skein and then I will post a picture. But have no fear, I have tons of other pictures to share! First, I want to share another needle felted creation that my super talented daughter is making me for my birthday. I am just tickled that she is making this using all of my hand processed fibers.

Bonnie aka TROUBLE!
More fun here has been happening on the critter front.  We have two new babies that joined us late Saturday afternoon.  Twins, now named Bonnie and Clyde.  They are Nigora goats.  Momma is a heavy Nigora, and dad is a full Angora.  Bonnie our little girl, looks very much like her momma, and Clyde has the droopy ears of an angora.  They are stinkin' cute and about 4 lbs each.  Already their little personalities are apparent and they have made us fall so far behind on everything since we cannot seem to stop watching them!  Bonnie is fearless and when we had her out in the pasture, she took off running!  Luckily when I caught up to the little imp, she followed me back up the hill!  Clyde on the other hand is much more cautious than his little sister.  He much prefers to hang out around in the shade!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Here I am......remember me?

We are moved and settling in....... What a whirlwind year this has been so far. We have been blessed with how well things have gone, we were able to sell and buy home in this horrible real estate market. There were some days I wondered if it was worth all of the hassle, but now that the dust has settled, I would say it was. My craft area is set up inside the house, and as we clear the HUGE garage, I am staking out space for my wet felting table. :) It will be nice to have a dedicated space that will not need to be moved anytime we need to do something else out there. I am soon to be on a felting frenzy. I have as of right now close to 20 raw fleeces that I will use for some of my spinning, but others were bought specifically for wet felting. On the animal front, my DH is currently finishing the barn (hopefully the roof this weekend!), and then we will start on the pasture fencing. I have begged that this all be done in the next 3 weeks so that I can bring 2 of my alpacas home. I have a third who is still too young, but will hopefully join us in late July! I have decided to stick with males for fiber animals only. I am waiting for word on the birth of 2 angora goats that I have put a deposit on. Then we will be done! :) Living in the country and having a small farm of some sort has been a dream of mine for many years. The bonus of having fiber animals makes it even more exciting! I am so blessed that this has become my reality. Whew I am rambling, but I promise, the next post WILL be on a wet felting project. Now I am off to catch up on reading the many wonderful blogs that I have missed! Kelly