Fortified with Ann’s Butter tarts with pecans and raisins as well as cheesy scones I was ready to begin.
1-2 Ann inspires more felting with her fine baking!
We were expecting dry, very warm temperatures for most of the week so up went the umbrellas to keep the lettuce from bolting out of their planters and add a bit more shade to the side yard. (Really, it’s just the part of the driveway we don’t drive on.)
3-4 the side yard with Lots of potted plants and a few trees.
You may have heard me mention we use to have a very tall dog (he was a failed lab experiment. He seemed to be an attempt to combine a lab with a Russian wolfhound. It did not go as well as expected.) He also thought he was a cat. He didn’t like to get wet so we built him a covered area by the gate. He also used my flower boxes by the garage as a litter box.
5 Since Miaka’s, centre of the Universe, slept on the big couch pillow,
6 Barking Cat, Mr. B, was determined to balance on edge of the oversized pillow too.
7 the covered area that we had to make so Mr. B would go out to the side yard if it rained.
I cleared the metal bench of plants and gardening clutter that had collected there and moved the stack of mesh plastic baskets holding fleece to be washed to one side. This gave me room to sit. I brought out a small folding table. Glenn had used it for a blacksmithing demo and it has not been quite the same since. Now with a place to spread out a bit and a lovely view of the snow blower I was ready to start work.
When we last left off, Mer-pet 1, aka the young female great white shark, was looking vary shark-ish. Well, at least shark-ish enough that she would not easily be mistaken for a gold fish. I think we could make her happier if she were not easily mistaken as coral or other oceanic rocks (she is made of brown/beige mixed alpaca fibre so she was rocking the camouflage look a bit too much).
After a quick acquisition run last week to get better base colours for the Mer-family, I am now ready to think about colours. With Guild work increasing and a trip out to get the walker (which I took for a test roll) i cut back my goal for this week. It is now to get the base colour onto the shark. So I started up my audio book and got to work making her more colourful.
8-10 Sharkette lounging in fibre.
11 She is either tying to help speed up the addition of colouring or she is hungry and is eating the needle holder.
If she doesn’t eat my needle pen, I will be adding layers of shading to give her a more sexy shark look. i am pleased with the way her skin ripples as she flexes her tail, i hope with a bit more added shading she will be much more impressive.
12-15 A few shots of the not quite as naked sharkette during the alfresco felting. Please don’t mention cream sauces to her, it may make her nerves or hungry. (Neither state is good in a shark.)