Good thing: Erin is having a boy! She called on Tuesday to let us know that the little bump is a bouncing baby boy. Mila will have a little brother; we will have a grandson to go with the adored Miss Mila. Due in late July.
Good thing: I love my new ergonomic rotary cutter.
Good thing: Eggplant. Made stuffed eggplant last night. Mmmm.
Valerie asked about needle felting, so I thought I'd show some of my wool roving and felting needles. It is an easy craft, but one that requires some care. My first projects left me with fingers bleeding and sore from the times my attention wandered and I jabbed my fingers instead of the project!
Here are some of the lovely wools I ordered last spring from Joggles.com. The wool is all NZ Corriedale, but all sorts of wools are available at different sites. They were $1.95 for one ounce at Joggles, I think, but as you can see, one ounce is actually a lot of wool fleece. She now sells samplers with bunches of colors. The fleece can be used for both needle felting and wet felting.
I made the little pincushions first - easy and fun. I'd seen wool pincushions (just wrapped strips of felted wool) for $13 at a LQS; I wanted one because the natural lanolin in the wool keeps pins and needles sharp and smooth, but didn't want to pay for them. So I made myself several needle felted ones with the wool fleece.
I use the flowers on crocheted hats.