We have had a fairly unusual August, cooler temps and more rain than usual and Green Country is much greener than usual. I am not complaining!
I am pretty happy with my little three day landscape interpretation of a retreat in the lovely countryside of Wellston, Oklahoma and some of the other scenes and memories in August.
The building for the Fiber Studio arrives on Thursday! We have been busy getting ready to place it in its new home.
Amid all these outdoor jobs I managed to slip away to Wellston for a three day retreat with friends. My main job for the weekend was to catch up on the Sheep Breed Tapestry Sampler project. I know I haven't written about it for a while but work is being carried on behind the scenes and at every show we do I take it along to work on. Progress was at an impasse due to the lack of new hand spun breeds to include but over the weekend I managed to spin yarn for the next four breeds; Cormo, Falkland, Black Norweigian and Manx Laughton. On our trip to WIM, weaving supply and Alpaca farm I also managed to add a few more breed samples to spin. I will be catching up with this thread soon.
I am never sure who is more curious when greeting the Alpaca's.
The retreat was a great way to refresh a playful creative spirit. I made a little basket for my favorite pin cushion due to the tender attention of my basket weaving friend/ teacher
Nice effect the way the lacy quality of the face square allows the salmon color lining to show through a bit.
I decided to needle felt her curls and hair bow after taking this photo to make them more secure.
Soon it was back at home and back to my looms.