Monday, March 2, 2009

One Fine Day....

On Saturday we went up to vistit Aurora's Grandmommy in Easthampton Mass. We started the day with a visit to Magic Wings in South Deerfield--- it was amazing!! Aurora *loved* seeing all the butterflies all around. And it was warm....nice ;)

Aurora with Daddy

My favorite butterfly

Grandmommy was lucky enough to have one land on her back
After lunch at the Butterfly house, Aurora and Daddy went back to Grandmommy's to "rest" (A was too excited to nap, though... making for one tired Daddy, who really had needed to rest) and Barbara and I went to New England Felting Supply. I was, to say the very least, excited. Why I didn't think to bring my camera to the store is beyond me.... it was an amazing place.... and for somebody just getting started in felting and spinning, rather much like a dreamland.
I do have pics of the goods, tough...

The big bags of colored wool in the back are Norwegian C1 to use for needle felting, the greyish undyed wool in the back is core wool, the packages of smaller rounds of wool in the front- left are Merino for wet felting, the red/yellow/orange gorgeousness in the front-right is a merino/tencel blend for spinning and in front of that is a silk cap for spinning. I'm going to need some guidence for the silk cap. Anybody out there who can give me some pointers?

And this morning, I needled this lil' guy...
He is based very much on the little rainbow gnomes Lori over at Beneath The Rowan Tree. makes. I really hope she doesn't mind....what is it they say? 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'... I love the look of her lil' guys and it seemed like an easy form to start with. I still got to add his beard though...

Aurora, of course, wanted nothing to do with him at first. She then decided though, that he looked enough like a 'moss boy' from The Princess in the Forest, to be welcomed into her play. The 'moss boy' served her honey and fruits of the forest this morning.

3 comments:

isabelle said...

oh i'm jealous! it promises lots of fun, for both you and Aurora.
i hope the contrast with the snowstorm isn't too hard on you.

Rebecca said...

Nah... surprisingly, I'm pretty happy to see the storm... It will be fun to play in the snow with A.
It's fitting, too, for the beginning of March... as they say: In like a lion, out like a lamb.

We did lose electricity for a good 3-4 hours this morning though!!!

Atouria said...

Thank you for posting about the butterflies! Going to the butterfly exhibit is a great way to welcome Spring! I'm going to add that as a to-do very soon. :)