Thursday, June 19, 2014

Computer Woes Kentucky Fiber Festival and Wet Felted Classes FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I can't believe it has been 2 months since my last posting.  very sad face.
Between ongoing computers woes ( still not really fixed yet) family commitments and a wee holiday down to Kentucky my plate has been very full. 

I truly enjoyed our get away to Kentucky where I expected nice warm sunny weather verses the very cold Spring we've had in Michigan.  Not to be.  The very cold tempertures followed us all the way to Kentucky and stay until the last 2 days we were in Lexington.

 But despite the weather I had a very grand time and totally enjoyed chatting with ladies who also loved playing with fibers too.

I had a super great time at the
 "Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival" which was May 17th and 18th..

 Nicola Brown from Ireland taught 2 of the wet felted classes I took. I made a flat landscape from Alpaca fibers, silk hankie, Firestar fibers, Mulberry silk and Mohair curls.

When I got home I turned it into a Ipad Case and added beads. I also made a wet felted round ball button for the case at home and stitched it on. 

What do you all think??

My Ipad fitted perfectly into its new fiber case. 

I also took a "Nuno Felted Scarf" class from a lovely lady named Annette Browning.  

The scarf was silk chiffon and then I placed Merino tops, Hand Dyed Mulberry silks and hand dyed Mohair locks on both front and back. 

I was so pleased with the finished scarf.  It did shrink more than I thought it would.

The second class I took from Nicola Brown as a
 "Felted Flower" Class. I the main part of the flower was hand dyed Alpaca Fibers.
  I had also brought some fibers with me and I added hand dyed mulberry silks in pastel lavender, blue, green and white. 

When I got home I then added lots of sparkling beads.

And here is a photo of "My Finished 3 Wet Felted Projects".

I also had fun, fun and more fun shopping!! 

I bought a very lovely hand dyed batt and a package of pink Merino Roving

From Alpaca Fiber Solutions I bought very lovely hand dyed silk hankies picture in bottom right corner above.

 I also bought some very wonderful "hand spun fibers" in shades of green from Elizabeth.

I stocked up on some hand dyed curls and locks.

You all know I love to work in my gardens.  This year everything has been a bit late in blooming. 

Jan my dear friend has the most gorgeous "Beauty Bush". it is huge and it smells heavenly. Jan tells me it has been growing for 17 years. Jan has give me a couple of cuttings to start my own Beauty Bush. Smile.

My "Snowball Bush" was very grand this year.  Oh, how I love my Peonies.  I have 5 Peonies flowers about my garden.. They also have a sweet perfume and they always make me smile when I look at them..

My Dear Hubby son and his family came to visit him on Fathers dad. We all had a great time chatting and eating apple and cherry pie with ice cream..

I hope to get back on track soon.  I thank everyone for their patience.  I hope to catch up with all my blogging friends soon.  

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave me a comment. 

Hugs Judy


magnoliasntea said...

Hi Judy! You sure have been having a lot of fun. All the projects are pretty, but I especially love the scarf. It's really classy, and pink is always a plus. :)
Have a great evening!

Jane Galley said...

What lovely projects, definitely you! The scarf is my favourite too

margaret said...

welcome back to blog land Judy, I have missed your blogs. Lots of nice felting here and good to see you have made a case for your pad. Love the snowball bush, would like one of those in my garden, fingers crossed your cuttings take for the Beauty bush, not heard of those before.

Solstitches said...

You've been making some gorgeous things Judy.
The scarf is beautiful and the felted flower is very pretty also.
Lots of lovely shopping :)
I look forward to seeing what you will do with your new stash.

Terriea Kwong said...

Nice to hear you enjoyed and made such beautiful wool things. Very pretty nuno felt scarf, so soft and pink is so sweet. iPad case and flowers are lovely too.

Betsy Adams said...

Great to hear from you, Judy... I thought that you must be having a great summer so far... Seems like that is TRUE.

Glad you enjoyed your trip to KY. I am in love with your iPad case... Awesome.

Have a great week.

Betsy said...

Hi Judy, You have been missed, but it looks as though you've been having a lovely time. All of your classes and the shopping! You have some beautiful fiber now to play with. I love peonies too and remember having lots of them in the yard when I was a child. They're not as prevalent here in the northwest as they were in the Midwest where I grew up.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, you've sure been having lots of fun with more to come!
Have a great weekend.

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm glad to see you back - I hope you enjoyed KY even if the weather wasn't super good. My daughter lives in Ohio, not far from there! Your projects are fab.. very artistic! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Joy said...

Dear Judy, lovely to hear from you again, I've been missing you and, weather aside, it looks and sounds like you've been having some very good times and producing some beautiful makes - you are so very clever with your projects and they really are delightful, especially the nice soft pink that you seem to favour quite a bit.
How lovely to see pics of you, hubby, and son - you all look very nice and happy - and to hear of your lovely garden's progress; I always think of my Mum and Dad's garden in Scotland when you mention your snowball tree - it was a favourite!
Thank you for sharing your lovely projects and news!
Big hugs, Joy xo

Lin said...

What a productive time you had! I love your felted pieces. I too have tried the nuno felting and was suprised how such a long scarf shrunk down. Your i pad case is lovely but the flower is beautiful and I love your addition of beads. Good to hear all your news. xx

Edda Soffía said...

Hey Judy, good to hear from you, and also good you have been having fun this summer. Love your flowers.
Hugs from Iceland

Tammy said...

Certainly sounds like you had a grand time in Kentucky and have lots of materials for future projects. I will be heading to CO next month where it is also still very cold, especially at night. Have a great day. Tammy

shirley said...

Judy, your trip to Kentucky produced some lovely work. I just adore what you are doing with your wools and felting. What a treasure trove you came home with too.
Enjoyed seeing the photos of your hubby and son and your friend in her beautiful garden. What about a photo of you too.

thecrazysheeplady said...


Judy S. said...

Amazing, isn't it, how time just flies when you're busy? You've been making lots of pretty things! Loved the photos.

Suztats said...

OOooooh, lovely creations, Judy! They look beautiful with all the additions you added. I love the sparkle of beads.
Your garden is looking fabulous-- especially those peonies and I sure hope my beauty bush eventually looks as wonderful as Jan's!

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy, your three wet felted art pieces are beautiful, I love the scarf, it looks so delicate and whispy just lovely, the felted flower gorgeous indeed and the beeds really light it up, and of course the ipad case what alot of work that must of been and a very unique piece.
A wander through your blog is just a lovely interlude in my day.
cheerio Lyn in Oz

Lilac Haven said...

Love your blog and your work is so colorful and amazing!

Art and Sand said...

Oh my goodness!

I think I need to take a felting class. That iPad cover is gorgeous.

Gracie Saylor said...

Somehow I missed this post last week, Judy, and am so glad I found it today, better late than never :) I am fascinated by your work and have never done anything like it. Your creations really are treasures, and the classes and shopping and family time are treasured, too, I am sure. Thanks for posting! xx

Ali said...

Love all your felty pieces Judy - what fabulous colours (another few strings to your bow) - and with your additional shiny touches!...Your pupils did well too - must have had lots of great support!
Thanks for your lovely comment too..very kind

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your felt pieces all look wonderful!!

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