Friday, April 9, 2010


Almost two weeks ago, Heidi and I went to Bowling Green to the Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day.  What fun that was ~ at least for Heidi and I ~ and a lot of other folks as well.  Our rug hooking friend, Kris Miller was there but the rest all were selling yarns, roving, fleece right off the sheep as well as a miriad of other things fiber related.  This is some of the bounty I gathered ~ the blue green, yellow and purple pieces are felted roving fabric that has been hand-dyed.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but it is beautiful to my eyes! The lavender roving falling out of the bag has bits of sparkly stuff and ravelings carded in with it ~ very appealing to me.  There are little bags of dyed fleece and small hanks of hand-spun hand-dyed yarn to be used in some artistic hooked piece.  I bought a white fleece to wash and dye into various colors and Heidi and I are sharing a small dark brown fleece.  I have a show next Saturday here in Mansfield ~ I'm hoping to get some of it washed and ready to sell!  I have so much to do between now and then, it makes my head spin!!!!  At any rate, we had a great day and will look forward to it next year!

I just had to show you this crazy car driven by my friend, Melody ~ of head shaving fame ~ you remember she and our grandsons had their heads shaved a while ago for charity!  Well, she came the other day to pick up a stretcher frame that Sonny made for her sheep rug and when I walked out to the car with her ~ here was this crazy set of wheels that Melody just loves!  She is a school librarian and on the car are drawn characters from kids books ~ on the door is Swamp somebody (I was going to try to remember her name) and the colors are duct tape!  It's much more impressive in person but I just had to share it with you ~ my friend, Melody, is a very unique person ~ she said the kids at school just love her car ~ and I know they love her, too!!

This week I hooked a couple of pieces to have for the show, worked outside a while each day, worked in the office each day, drew a couple of rug patterns for customers and color planned a neat fish today for a gal ~ and I could go on and on.  I'm heading for my bed now ~ it's 12:38 ~ and I'll check in after the weekend!  I hope yours is a good one ~ filled with lots of adventures!!

Ta Ta for now ~ Alice


weaverpat said...

Hi Alice,
WOW! Those fiber purchases are super nice! Beautiful colors! I'm envious!!!
Can't wait to see what you do with all that fun stuff.

Love Melody's car!

Kim said...

I can't seem to resist pretty bits of wools and yarns either. I have a whole stash of pretties that I don't know what to do with. AND I keep buying!

Cathy G. said...

Hi Alice,
It will be fun to see what you do with the interesting fibers. I hope your show is a marvelous success! So much work but I can tell it is what you love! I would love to meet that Melody! She must be fabulous with the kids..... and that car is pretty cool!! Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
What treasures you found! I can't wait to see what creative thing you do with the purple sparkly one. As I've said before, I'm not a purple person, but you always use it in such a fun way!
Looking forward to seeing you at the show.
Pug hugs :)