Friday, April 23, 2010

Sewing Again and More Daffodils

Here's the daffodils today compared to last week when there was only a couple blooming. That's Symphony coming down the path showing off her new hair cut that she got yesterday.

Here's a shot showing most of the ones blooming. There are still a bunch that aren't blooming yet. It's a beautiful day here and it feels so spring like. It's supposed to get colder this weekend though.

This is a felted piece that I have slowly been working on. It is based on the colors of river rocks.

Here's a close up to show some of the hand stitching. I did sew on the machine today. I decided not to wait any longer due to my back injury.  So I did 4 sessions of sewing today that lasted between 5-10 minutes each. I just was getting so discouraged about not being able to do what I wanted to do so I decided that I would do things in small time increments and then rest in between. That is working well and I'm much happier than just not doing any. It may take a bit longer but I'll get it done eventually. Now I just have to figure out how to felt without re-injuring my back. The problem is that I don't have a dedicated felting space. I usually work in the kitchen and I can't just leave a half finished project lying about. But I'll figure out something.

The other exciting news: Kay Petal of Felt Alive is coming to Kalispell and teaching a 3 day workshop on needle felting dolls. I signed up for the class with a couple of friends. The class is in the middle of May and hopefully, my sitting tolerance will have increased a bit by then. But I've always needle felted at the store standing up so that won't be a problem if I need to change positions. I'm excited to finally meet Kay. I've 'known' her online for a long time so it will be fun meeting and taking a class from her. If you're in the area, there are still openings for the class. It's being held at Camas Creek Yarn in Kalispell May 14-16.


Anonymous said...

Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!

Donna said...

Good for you figuring out what you can do!

Have fun at your class. We want to see pictures of all the cool things you do there.

Angela said...