Sun set last night
I did not plan this, this sort of just happened and I am extremely happy that it did.
I will go back a few weeks... We stayed home more or less for the whole summer. My DH cleaned/organized the garage and every now and then I had to go and make a decision of what needed to go and what would stay of my stuff that was down there. I have plenty(!) and among other treasures boxed away there was some fleece from my felting period. I think I did most of my felting in 1990's towards the end of the decade but very, very little after that. I refer here to felting from fleece, not felting/fulling knitted items. I stared at my fleece boxes wondering if I should just toss them away since I was probably not going to felt anything anymore. I was sure that all that was behind me - but then I was just a little reluctant after all and decided to keep them. All this was in July.
Came August and I was looking at needle felted items on Pinterest. I have tried needle felting but I never really got it and had not realized all the possibilities. - So during the whole summer, I was not doing much, I could not focus on anything and had slowly more or less backed away from all my various crafts and I sort of had a clean plate.
After seeing all the cute/beautiful/interesting/fabulous needle felted items I had to go back to the garage and take down all the fleece boxes from the shelves. Before I really realized I was collecting bits of wool in different colors and washing and carding it and needle felting small bunnies.
While I have been making these, I have felt that this is a beginning of a new adventure, as if I have just opened a door into something really, really wonderful and cannot wait to see what is out there waiting to be discovered.
I just love wool. It truly is worth saving every little bit and today I cannot understand the thought of getting rid of it - what was I thinking? It is fantastic in all its forms.
Wool with you too,
after sunrise today
PS. A lot has been going on during these past summer months, many things that I just want to leave behind. Maybe at some point I will talk about few things that we had to deal with epilepsy but now I just want to focus on today. I will just say that I had to use every bit of strength in me to keep everything together the best I could, and I am so sorry that I have not been answering e-mails or messages, I sort of just dropped out of my usual life. My crafting life was almost non existing and I am looking forward to getting back to making things... But, thank you all for your support, and even though I have not been writing, the thought that the blog (you) is there waiting for me, has been a very good thought.