Wednesday, September 08, 2010
With all the rain we have had in the past two days, I have had plenty of time to be inside playing with felt. This morning I was looking at a big ball of natural color roving I had in a basket and thought that it really looked like owl colors to me. With a handful of wool roving this little fella began to take shape. As it is with needle felting, little creatures sort of take on a life of their own, the way the wool wants to go gives personality to the creation.
On my walk in the rain this morning I found a wonderful branch of black walnut on the ground that ended up being the perfect perch for this new wool friend. One thing led to another and soon there were acorns from this same roving and a little ball for the grandchildren to play with.
The little owl needs a name though. He seems a bit fond of looking out the window just like I do.
We have had at least a foot of rain in the last two days. We have seen flooding where in our 19 years of living here, we have never seen water.
Hermine has left her mark on Texas !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...