Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Sweet Posie Girl

Poor little Posie Girl has a problem. She falls and she can't get up. She's old and skinny but a real trooper and the sweetest girl. She runs right up to me, follows me around and is my white shadow in the field. 

She spent 3 days in the barn/hospital, after we found her laying in the field on her side, not able to right herself. She was a bit aways from the barn, but I kept getting her up and inching her towards the barn and we finally made it. I got her all settled in, gave her some electrolytes, molasses, cracked corn and minerals. I wanted to get her a pillow and blanket, but laid a bed of straw for her instead. My neighbor, Audry, helped out, checking on her while I was away for an evening. We'd shine the flashlight on her and she'd just blink and wondered why we were waking her up. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. comfy, cozy in my bed and thought of her in the barn, perhaps struggling to get up. So off I went to to see if she was ok. If she was up against the wall, she'd be just fine.  She got stronger and stronger and could finally get up by herself. 

Saturday during studio tour, I thought she was doing well enough to let her out. She walked out, ate some green grass and seemed happy to be out in the sunshine. I was over by the fence and she spotted me and ran right over. 

Here she comes!

Hi Posie Girl.

I could rename her 'Freckles'.  

I am so happy she's better. Posie, please oh please, don't get stuck on your side!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Chartreuse Market Days, April 5 & 6. Buckeystown, MD

These are just some of the things we are bringing to Chartreuse Market Days this weekend. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Our Piece...'Water'

In our last felting meeting we created a wall hanging for Felt United. The theme this year is 'Water'.

I brought a few photos of beach scenes and we picked this lovely one as our inspiration.

We had all brought water themed materials in aquas, sandy tones and blues.

We picked from Zita's huge stash of dyed roving.

and her bits of silk

We laid out an outline with roving...

and began filling in the spaces with dyed fluff.

Soon it began to look like our beach scene.

We wetted it out with warm, soapy water,

 covered it in plastic,

 rolled it up into a huge towel and took turns rolling, rolling, rolling.

It didn't take long for it to felt. We will probably do a bit of embellishing and it's ready to go in to the gallery. The dimensions are about 42" x 36". Fun day of rockin' and rollin'.