Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What I've been up to this month...

Sorry for not posting much this month. Since shearing there has been so much to do. It has seemed overwhelming at times. I started out with sewing new coats for the sheep. I wanted to get them on right away. We took them off of the sheep about a month before shearing because they needed new ones. Well I never got out and measured for new ones, so they didn't get made or put back on. What a mess that made of their wool in the terms of vegetable matter. BIG LESSON LEARNED!!!! A stich in time saves nine. It has taken alot more work to clean the fleeces up. We have also been working on washing, picking, carding and have tried a little dying. Want to try out wet felting soon. Will post more pictures of the process in the next couple of days.
This is me skirting Ruby's fleece.
Opal Ann's Fleece.

Five newly sewn sheep coats.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Hi there I'm Diana, mom of the farmgals @ Dandelion Acre. This is my first time participating on Vintage Thingies Thursday. I wanted to post these items that are very dear to me, in loving memory of my Grandma and Aunt Jeanne, since they are also fitting for Easter. The vintage tablecloth was handed down from my Grandma. After her passing I was given all of her sewing supplies where I found the yellow trim that is on the lampshade. The neat part about it is that it must have been leftover from a flower girl dress she made me when I was two. The ceramic bunny and lamb lamp were made for me by my Aunt Jeanne when I was a baby. The lamp was also in my babies rooms. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Easter!