This little pumpkin was made by a young woman at the Ohio Craft Museum on Saturday. She wasn’t happy with the shape or the lines that formed, so I asked if she wanted to make a new one. She was much happier with the second one, and although I suggested she take both, she left this little guy behind. I thought the line made a great mouth and gave him two little eyes. He inspired some of the kids to put features on theirs. I brought him home and gave him to Bob. I think he has a lot of character.
I had a great time teaching at the event. One little boy whispered to his mom, “I can’t believe I made this!” I haven’t led a workshop in a long time, and I’d forgotten how rewarding it is.
My art show reception was last night, and it was wonderful to visit with family and friends who ventured out in support. I sold two pieces, which I’m over the moon about! Here is a gallery of the pieces in the show.
I’m proud I was able to produce this body of work, and was really pleased with the feedback. Many people were surprised to see artwork made from wool. Someone said the work was really comforting, which was my goal. I think we all need a little bit of softness in our lives right now. The gallery’s website is at this link.
My DIY Fall Advent bag yesterday was the Ixchel Cowl in Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Moon Sisters. I don’t know if you can see the bronze sparkles in this yarn, but it’s beautiful. However, I just finished a colorwork cowl, and I’m not in the mood to start another one. I’ll store this for another time.
I’m still trying to get over the fatigue of this flu. I’m hoping this is my last day spent mostly in bed. I took a couple of days off work to rest.
Sarah sent me my project bag for completing The Weekender. Isn’t it wonderful? And she included a treasured skein of precious Garden Wool and Dye yarn. Thank you!
I finished my slippers and have felted them. They are blocking and drying now. They are looking pretty lumpy and I’m not thrilled with how I can still see the stitch work. But they fit and I’m sure at some point they’ll need a wash and felt up a bit more.
Today I’m thankful Bob is the cook and I don’t have to worry about Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are celebrating!