Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Dull Wednesday



Horrid, dull morning, need all the lights on to see anything, finished yesterday's Sudoku and saw my needle felt sampler in the daylight, just - made it yesterday evening.  A blast of steam will get rid of the needle holes and I may add a few beads - what shall I do with it then? Don't know, is it nice enough for a card?  I need to get some different colour wools. The shop where I got this is in Knebworth, nearly a 40 mile round trip - I haven't found a supplier nearer yet so it may be the internet, but I do like to see my art supplies for real when I buy them the first time. I am meeting friends for lunch which will be good as I am in a trough this morning.   I shall enjoy a 'grumpy old women' lunch. We are hoping the snow doesn't reach us - we are right on the edge of the forecasted area, so I am taking a gamble meeting my friends a few miles away. Hope you're all feeling a bit more positive - Sudoku is my last resort activity - haven't done one for ages, and have done two this week!!

11 comments:

Lalabibaby said...

Tis a very dull day isn't it .... quite gloomy .... we've been down to Barton Watermill today for a mooch around and a nice cuppa .... resisted buying more fabric in the quilting shop but did invest in another plastic rule template. Still haven't got round to investigating this needle felting ;-)
Hope you enjoyed your grumpy women's lunch.

Kate said...

It looks lovely work. Have you seen Gillian Harris's website for feltmaking? www.gilliangladrag.co.uk

I've got her book which, although I've not done anything, looks good and she has a selection of goodies available to buy!

Lizzie said...

Ooh, I really like this little piece! I think it's a "put it on the wall" piece, actually! Cheerful on a dull old day!

I hope you really enjoyed your lunch. No snow in this part of Beds.. what about you?

BTW, I see you're studying with Open College - are you pleased with them? It's been a while since I did a course with O.C. I want to do some art course - practical as well as theory. Any good, d'you think?

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Like your felt sampler Jill - yes, it would look lovely on a card or mounted ready to frame. I'm a fan of Sudoku too and Codeword. Bye for now, Lesley

aimee said...

i am loving your felting! keep going!

Sandra Hall said...

What a delight to see your felting! It surely is good enough for a card and indeed, I would maybe frame it and hang it on the wall.

marigold jam said...

That felting is lovely - I agree with the others a little sampler for the wall or if it is small enough a card. I have a needle and some wool so must give it a go!

Wingham woolworks is great for wool tops and will send you a catalogue for £16 refundable on return so you can really see the colours. They also do small sample packs of mixed colours. Check them out here: http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/index.php

Jane

Jill said...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I'll definitely be following them up!

Karen said...

I love this piece of felting its really gorgeous :)

I have also been following your calendar challenge and have just completed January's page! It is here on my blog if you have the time to have a peep!!

http://whatsthisiseethen.blogspot.com/2010/01/calender-challenge-january-2010.html

Thanks for a fantastic challenge :)

Karen Blados said...

I've been following these since you started posting them and I really like them! I agree that it would look wonderful framed!

Menopausal musing said...

I'm with the others.... it needs putting in a frame. Hope you enjoyed the lunch (somehow I missed this post.........) :O(