Sunday, March 2, 2014

Down By The Sea Felted Rock and A Wonderful Birthday with CaliforniaTulips

Hello Everyone,

During this very long and cold Winter I have found time for My Art.  I have always want to create a "Felted Rock".  It would have to be a Glorious and  Shimmering rock that would "Glisten" in the sunshine.

I have added many stitches, beads and several pieces of special "Sea Glass" to make this Felted Rock Sparkle..

I decided to create a "Sea" on my felted rock by using a beautiful intensely Blue Wool. After the felting was done and it had thoroughly dried then I stared embellishing My Felted Rock.

  First I created the gentle silken waves curling into the shore.  I wanted the waves to give the impression they were bringing in the sparkling Sea Glass and pebbles to the beautiful sandy beach..

Then I created "Rock Pools" they would gleam like jewels in the wild Sea.

 When my eyes look at my felted rock setting in the Pale sunlight I imagine a glistening Sea which creates the most magical peaceful place which restores my soul and make me Happy.

 I would love to hear what you all think of My Sparkling Felted Rock???

In the last few months I have read about several Wool Artist that was using "Finn Wool" and how much they really liked this kind of wool..

 Above you will see the most beautiful pastel colors she dyed for me.  What you see is only 2 ozs. I have another bag of each of these colors.  I also order pure white Finn Wool and also some Locks.  

Below you will see a sneak peek photo of what I created with this lovely "Fin Wool".. VBG 

 I know I am a big tease but the next posting will be all about this special project...

 This past week I became another year older.  I wish I could slow down time.  I can always depend on My Family to make My Birthday very special.

 First a very lovely sparkling card with words that melt my heart. I received several lovely cards from family and friends.  I thank you all.

I also received a dozen of "Exquisite" Tulips in an array of sunny colors that was shipped to me overnight from California... They certainly brighten my day when I look at them..

  Thanks Shane, Jenny and Chloe for your thoughtfulness to send along this beautiful bouquet of flowers..
  I also loved  your Happy Birthday Song you all sang to me over the phone.  I will remember it always.

This past week I discovered that many of my "Follower's Blogs" are not being updated that I have posted a new blog posting to my blog..
  On their blogs it says I have not posted to My Blog in "One Year"..  I was so very surprised and sadden to be told this.

So I asked Karen from Karen Valentine Designs    to help me with this problem..  She spent many hours trying to fix the problem last night with no success. 

She ask me to post to my blog today and see what changes she made would work with a new posting..  It is amazing what computer expertise can do...My Blog is now updating.  Huge Very Big Smile.

 Thank you Thanks You Karen from the bottom of My Heart. 

And Thanks to all who have not given up on my blog and for always leaving your very lovely comments for me to read. 

Hugs Judy


Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday Judy.
Your felted rock is a work of art - so very pretty.
Love your new fibre purchases. The crochet doily beneath the vase of flowers is gorgeous.

Betsy Adams said...

Love the Pop Up Window.... Helps so much when it comes to commenting.... THANKS!!!!

Oh --those tulips just made me smile. I cannot wait 'til spring here. We do have a few Daffodils popping up out of the ground --but winter is still here... A cold front is coming our way today!!!

Your felted rock also brings some color and some joy to an otherwise long and hard winter. Thanks!!!!


linda said...

A Belated Happy Birthday to you Judy, your felted rock is amazing I love it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for your new wool I love the pastel shades :)

Judy S. said...

Love your birthday tulips, Judy, and hope the lasted well! Lots of good wishes also. That's a fun rock you made. Glad you got the computer issues fixed!!

Ali said...

LoVe lOvE LOVE your felted rock with all its hidden gems, colours and textures!

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Judy,
I hope you had a great Birthday!
I tend to use Facebook to share my news and images and try and update the blog about twice a month.
Michala x

Betsy said...

Yeah!! Yeah!! Your blog updated for me! I'm so glad you got it fixed so I don't miss any of your wonderful posts. :-) And now...HaPpY bIRtHdAy a little bit late. I'm glad you had a wonderful day. Your felted projects look beautiful, and soft too. Have a wonderful week my friend.

shirley said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday Judy. Your tulips are gorgeous.

Your felted rock is just beautiful it is a real work of art, and I am sure it will remain a family heirloom for a long time.

Your blog has come up on my bloglovin list so glad you got it fixed.

Can only imagine what beauties you will creat with that lovely wool.

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Judy!
Happy Belated Birthday!!
What beautiful tulips. Your sea rock is really gorgeous. The stitching is very pretty.
I'm so glad you got the blog glitch straightened out; that must have been very frustrating. Have a wonderful week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet girlfriend! Sounds like you had a special day. And oh how I love these felted rocks! I wouldn't know how to start to make one but I'm intrigued! And you ARE updating on my blog favs now, too! YAY! I'm so happy. Enjoy your week sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Jane Galley said...

Love your sea rock, it really makes you want to pick it up and have a good look. Look forward to the next project being revealed

Gracie Saylor said...

Judy! I just read 4 posts I had missed due to the blog roll problem. So glad you sorted it out! Your felted rock and narrative helped me feel I took a trip to the sea, my most favorite place. Thanks! And I enjoyed viewing your other felting projects, too. I have yet to give felting a try, but your efforts make me want to do so!

margaret said...

belated birthday wishes from me Judy, beautiful tulips. Love the felted rock, . Re your blog sometimes I seem to get notified that you have posted but not always, fingers crossed it is all sorted out now

Dianne said...

It is the most beautiful rock in the whole darned world. The tulips are just beautiful . Many happy returns to you, Judy.

Joy said...

Happy Birthday Judy, my hubby had a birthday this past week also - the 26th! Sounds like you were well and truly spoiled and rightly so!
I LOVE your sparkling felted rock, you are so talented m'dear, and such imagination and ability to work with your craft to achieve the scene you envisioned!
Your blog update arrived in my list today, so looks like it's all fixed thankfully!
I love your new supplies and am looking forward to seeing your next project!
love, Joy xo

Rhondi said...

Hi Judy. Your creation is much too beautiful to be called a rock! I love all the beading and of course you know I love it since it is my favorite color!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy, happy birthday! Yep, I just turned another year older, too. Time sure flies by. Why is it some days seems shorter than others? Never do I think 24 hours is quite long enough. Your felted rock is absolutely gorgeous. I love your embellishments. Glad Karen got you sorted out. I sure don't get all these techy stuff so I try not to do anything that would cause problems. :) Have a great week . Tammy

Suztats said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Judy! I'm glad you had a nice celebration.
Love your felted 'rock' garden! It reminds me of the pebble adventure I participated in a couple years ago. I want to make more pebbles--they're addictive. Is your felt rock addictive, too?
I've found out recently that I seem to have an allergy to some wool. Yours looks beautiful in the pastels and I look forward to seeing what your tease turns out to be.

Lin said...

Wishing you a very Happy belated Birthday!! It sounds as though you were well looked after. I love your rock, so many details to look at and gorgeous stitching. I love the colours of your Finn wools too - looking forward to seeing what you make with them. xx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Belated Happy Birthday dear Judy ~ Love those colors of your felt. Look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Your rock is very interesting and so detailed and the colors gorgeous!

Happy creating ~ FlowerLady

Quayceetatter said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Beautiful flowers and cards. Love your sea rock especially the one with the white weaving through. Yummy wool roving and have not heard of Finn wool.

Terriea Kwong said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Judy. Wish you another year filled with love, happiness and creativity. The felted rock looks great. Love the knots and breads.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy Birthday (a little late). I'm glad you have a lovely birthday and tulips!! Tulips are the hope of a spring to come, aren't they? I like your felted rock and my trip to the sea!
xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy,
I just love your rocks, such a gentle shape, the shape you see all the time at the seaside, washed over many many times by the waves, the colours are divine.
Your birthday tulips are stunning, I do however love the array of felted pom poms in the delicious colours of coconut ice, my favourite confection, as always love to wander through your blog, your are truely a clever clever artist.
hugs Lyn in Melbourne AUST

gillyflower said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday - those tulips are gorgeous!
Your felted rocks are amazing, so special!
Gill xx

gillyflower said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday - those tulips are gorgeous!
Your felted rocks are amazing, so special!
Gill xx

Astri Bowlin said...

The rock is perfect. You are a talented artist with an ability to see beauty in everything, Judy. And happy belated birthday to you! Looks like it was a good one.

Down by the sea said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you. Your rock is lovely, what a wonderful creation. Sarah x

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and wow, you rocks are magnificent! I'm glad you got your problem fixed.. sorry I was of no help.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Daniela said...

Happy Birthday!
Morze jest piękne, śliczny projekt!

Edda Soffía said...

Hey Judy, happy birthday to you.
I love the rock glimmering beauty, you really did a good job on that. The weather here has been dry and cold, but thusday it started to snow and has snowed since. But hey, it is still winter here and a little snow is good, I gess. :-)
Hugs from iceland

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