Friday, March 12, 2010

Do I wish to learn and create more than one life will have???

I woke early-6:15a. Tired @ 11am. I have been on a walk before the rain came.
I have two books and my computer open.
Reading about nuno felting, gardening in books and surfing online
--green houses out of scrap, greywater, water harvesting.
Wondering if my ideas are to big for my lifetime?
A reminder that even the seemingly immortal are living...
that someday...some living longer than others.

My Grandma Selma 99 years and 356
...passed March11th. Many family members
were traveling to Wisconsin to celebrate her 100th B-day
this March 19th 2010. She had a long loving life.
She is already missed. Selma Rose was my
inspiration for many her last 10 years...
growing old w. grace.

What a beautiful loving woman she has been!
"Bless her heart", as my friend Yvonne says.

In perspective the way my energy is today @ 44 years old.
I am not sure I will endure such a long life.
But, I have lots of intriguing ideas...
so maybe these will keep me going.

Anyways, I want to felt as I posted in my last post.
Dyed a couple weeks ago.
Would like to create a jacket.
I know the weather is on the change. It is near Spring. We have
seen the daffodil...along with late winter snow.
I have several library books and bought the local Master Gardener Book.
I purchased Another book, 10 bags of chicken manure and got 10 seed packages
FREE! So I have the makings of a garden!!! Could work on planting this afternoon
in my garage.

My garage is filled with pelts...salted pelts.
A friend from the Foothill Fiber Guild called to let me
know she had them avail. I got my butt over there.
But, I am leery. I have salted twice.The skin is drying nicely.
The fur side is on pallets(as read and discussed with Tannery
on the East Coast)but, seems to be quite moist.
I hope they dry out soon so I can send them.
Excited and anticipating beautiful tanned skins.

I have the desire to take my camper off my truck and start collected scraps, pallets,
windows, 55 gal water holding barrels. I want some more projects!!???
But, I have many on the back burner. Whatsup that I don't stay focused???
I do eventually do what I start. Interesting process.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yesterday I dyed...

I received my books on felting. Specifically I want to learn nuno felting.

I got into the dye stash Fran and I ordered....
And died 2 yards of silk and apx. 2 lbs of merino (local-Mendenhall) fleece.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Finished two vintage
style hats like this...

Finished a shawl....
Several sewing projects....
Several Frida Projects...

So here are some things I am excited about

Frida Esperanza Mora

The Full Moon on Monday night.

Ben's decision to get out of Rocklin and explore the world--sta
rting in Belgium and now in Porto, Portugal(Drinking sunshine, surfing and meeting people from all parts of the world).
And The Kathy Wronksi portrait of Our Pema I am showing him on Skype.
Skype is very exciting too!
And he is cooking! I'm going to Portugal...lettn' my son cook for me!

Lots of time went by...And I have not been idle....

I don't know where to start. I have not been posting for a long time! Alittle over one year!
I'll sum up:
1. I never finished my Navajo rug...I know I want to...and there it sits.
2. I took 2 spanish classes @ Sierra College (Spring and Fall)which probably is why I can think about anything else. My daughter is studying Spanish--I need to begin again...I don't want to lose what I have gained.
3. I visited amazing places this summer in OR, WA, ID, and MT! Oh what a georgeous world we live in!!!
4. I took a fiber Arts class in the fall @ SC. I met several very artistic woman. We have a regular time we meet to inspire and practice art together. Like ancient times when
woman did their work in a village/tribe/together we laugh, cry and make cool art! I really enjoy this part of my life. I have been missing connections with other woman.
5. I know there is more...I will have to list when I can.