Sunday, June 29, 2008

Landscape Views and Fiber

A few mornings ago I was trying to capture the morning sunrise. I like this picture but if you want to see a great sunset by Dana, our son the photographer, check his Flickr pictures out from the links on the right. His sunset pictures are right after the new Reno Rodeo action shots!
The smoke around Reno has been hard at times to deal with, cough, cough and also good for all camera buffs. At times the smoke will cover the mountains from view. This shot is looking north/east off our front porch. Looking to the vegetable garden on the north side of our house from the front porch.
The next picture is some of my most beautiful shetland wool! ;o) It's last years wool from K.G. my big handsome wether. I have two pounds carded from my Pat Green supercard to felt some curtains for the front and back doors. Humm I've never done this before so it still has me spooked. Not quite sure how to add design so... I've blended some of his fleece with some of Shays, she has more brown in her fleece, it gives his almost white fleece some more depth and we like brown. So I'll felt a sampler of this blend with some color from my dyed BFL roving and see what happens.




7 comments:

Sharon said...

Oooooh - marshmallow clouds. Have you picked a pattern for the curtains?

Mim said...

I have an idea with a flat piece of felt and a small resist at the top to run the rod thru. Two pieces so we can pull them open in the middle. I'll practise with the wool blend to see if I want color added or leave plain and see how thick they should be.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Yummy shetland! Cant wait to see your curtains!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

It is so pretty and green around your house! Believe it or not, we have about as much smoke from the CA fires visible here....

Kathy said...

How lush and green it looks there, Mim! I only get that lush look when we have really good monsoons!

I hope you and all the critters are doing well! Need a ram lamb? ;-)

Mim said...

All the lush comes from good ground water and taking the time to make use of it. Too bad I can't get the sheep to just eat the grass!
Do I need a ram lamb? Maybe not this year.

Tina T-P said...

What a pretty view you must have when it's not obscured with smoke!

Loved your felted eggs & balls - they do make a pretty decor. Your purses are beautiful too. Hope they sell well for you. T.