Trying to get back in the groove, here. I had a fabulous time at Maryland Sheep and Wool - saw lots of sheep and fiber and bunnies and fiber and more sheep and much much more fiber.
I had to keep reminding myself how much wool and alpaca fleece I have tucked away already in order to not be tempted by all the goodies on display. (And my oh my, were there ever goodies on display!)
I did buy a Turkish spindle, which is one of those things I've always wanted, and I'm going to play with it as soon as I go dig out some of that aforementioned wool. (Expect a post sometime soon!)
Meanwhile, back at the farm, I've been learning to use the new sewing machine my kids gave me for Mother's Day. It's down on the simple end of machines these days, meaning it does way more embroidery stitches than I'll ever use and the manual is the same thickness as the one that came with my car. But OMG it threads its own needles and I've played with that feature more than is strictly necessary because look what it did! and I'm easily tickled.
So once I got comfortable enough with it that I no longer suspected it would sew my fingers to my leg, I put it to work.
First, of course, were a couple of piggies.
Angela has given us a foresty green for May, and I found a few suitable fabrics right off.
And then I had to make a couple of kaleidoscopes. Purely in the interest of research, mind you. Testing 1 2 3 and all that.
And there are a couple more strip sets already ready to go, so I suspect there will be more.
Can't wait to see what this sewing machine gets up to next!
Linking with So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday. Come see big green fun!
And I almost missed the May linkup for Scraptastic Tuesday, so here ya go. Even more scrappy fun!