I started a H. U. G. E. felting project. I am making a rug. Right now, the lay out is six feet square and the fleece is seven inches high. When finished, the rug will be much smaller and thinner as the felting process shrinks as it felts. The fiber scales open up, lock together and the air between the fibers is pushed out.
The scene on the rug will be a primitive view of hills with trees. Very minimal looking. This will go the the St James Court Art Show in Louisville, Kentucky the first week end in October.
Finding a spot for the motorhome is difficult in Louisville! We had to pay fifty dollars a night for a hook up at the Kentucky Expo Center for water and electricity! I hope we can find a less expensive place this year, but I'm not holding my breath.
I just received a telephone call and have been admitted to Ribber Rendezvous and Fancy Stitches Too the Danville, Illinois COWS Crank in. There will be no livestock there though. For the life of me, I cannot remember what C O W S stands for, but it is a gathering of circular sock machine crankers.
This does not mean that I will be cranky though, I promise! This is a photo of the kind of sock machine that I have.
Another reason to be happy about attending COWS is that we will be out in the motorhome at the Kickapoo State Park in Danville. We have never been there and are looking forward to presenting you with a positive report.
This brings the thoughts of boondocking. We absolutely love boondocking! We love the privacy, the quiet, the scenery when boondocking. There are no neighbors "next door" or next door is a half mile away! The solitude speaks to our souls and quiets our hearts. Many people have called it cheap docking. The fact that we pay nothing when we boondock is only one small factor. Yes, it's nice to choose to spend our money in other ways, but the reasons I have previously stated are the best. Boondocking is not for everyone. Some could not do without their electricity, their television, people to talk to, etc. Different strokes.
Well, I must get to the rug. I hear it calling to me from the studio. If I am lucky, I will start the felting process today. With the hot, hot weather returning tomorrow, I prefer to have most of this done as the air conditioning is not the best in the studio.
Until later............. God Bless