Here it is 2017 and I'm still working on the sunflower tapestry. Progress is being made. I may even finish it before the end of the decade. Truth be told, I don't get out to the Shanty as much as I should these days.
Lest you think I'm completely slacking on craftyness, let me assure you that I have been carding fiber, spinning, and knitting. And there's that whole gardening thing. And now there's...[ta da!]...
Genealogy! You can read about that at my other blog, Rooted in Elizabeth.
Here is photographic proof of my efforts since last I wrote.
Well, first there were these guys. They sucked up most of my time in December 2015
[and lots of money too!] They were dumped out where I work, and after living on a manky deer carcass for five days I fed them and took them to my Vet's office to board. For three weeks. With the generosity of friends and strangers I didn't have to foot the bill all by myself, but boy was I glad to get these guys adopted out - one through the vet's office, and one through a very reputable rescue group. [I would have loved to keep the Doberman. What a complete goofy love muffin!]
Our own dog is getting older now (14!), but there are still walks and games and sleepovers with her doggie friends. We try to get her to day care twice a week, just so she can have an outing.
Here are some pics of things I made, though not all the things I've made! Must get better at taking finished object photos!
|Spun lots of naturally colored wool.|
|Brilliantly dyed batt from Into the Whirled|
|On the bobbin|
|Done! Still haven't made anything with it!|
|To be carded, and carded fiber.|
|Lincoln, with mohair locks carded in.|
|I've been working on blending Ramboullet and Alpaca.|
|Studio. Birds eye view from the loft.|
|Sunflower on the loom. I'm a good bit past this part now.|
|Strong young men with shovels built our new patio. |
We built the lovely surround for the stairwell.
|Spinning on the new patio, Teashanty in the distance.|
|The front garden with sunflowers of ridiculous proportions.|
Happy New Year. May 2017 be way better than I expect it to be.