Friday, May 31, 2013

Life in the fast lane

(Moonrise over the farm)
At least that's how it seems these past few weeks.....which I know is pretty laughable to some of you who work full time away from home and also manage to maintain things on the home front. I'm such a homebody and cherish my quiet time on the farm, but it's been a whirlwind of activities during the month of May.  I can't really complain because everything that's been going on has been so much fun.  I'm just feeling a little disorganized and behind in the chore department.   I've discovered that those chores don't seem to go anywhere.  They sit there waiting until I get myself together and starting working on them-which can be bad or good, depending on how you look at it.

(some flowers in progress)
(Marlene and I made these beauties)
Last Friday I had so much fun in Nicola Brown's felting workshop that was held at Jan Durham's house.  I went with a very small goal. I wanted to learn to make felt flowers and I accomplished that, plus had such a fun day with my table-mate, Marlene Williams.  Everyone else worked very hard on bigger projects like nuno felted scarves and iPad cases, but we were content to play along with our flowers.  I'm very happy to know how to do these now and can see unlimited possibilities for using them as embellishment on lots of things. Nicola is always fun to take a workshop with and if you ever have the opportunity, jump on it.  She's gone on to teach in California right now, then will be returning home to Ireland after that.  I'm hoping she'll be back in Kentucky to teach again this time next year.

I've got more good stuff getting ready to happen and I'll be back soon with news about that.  Happy summer everyone!

(Haven't tried duplicating these poppies in felt, but I'm thinking about it!)


  1. oh Dianne they are beautiful! I think selecting a simple project is a wise thing to do when life is so busy. What a lovely creative project.

    1. Thanks, Denise. Yes, simple is better and usually achievable. It was a fun day.

  2. The flowers are lovely. Before I read your post I thought they were real.
    Do you still have any fleeces for sale?

    1. Thanks, Elaine. I'm not sure what I have on hand. I sold quite a bit at the festival and need to inventory to see what is here. Email me and I'll let you know what I find.

    2. Hi, Dianne,
      Note was sent. Thanks so much for your time