"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, February 17, 2014

Forcing Spring

With snow on the ground this Forsythia is a warm welcoming of Spring to come.   Starting's from my grandmothers plant back in the 70's we now have many bushes that will burst with flowers this Spring.   But for now this handful of cut branches started in warm water inside will do just fine.   They bloom right on St Valentines Day, perfect!

New project:  Wool felting
I always wanted to do so I did a very small project from some wool my DD gave me.  She has the sheep so I'll have plenty of wool to play with.  I checked out some youtubes and was so impressed with how its done (looked pretty easy) and the creations ppl made.  Beautiful art.   Would be a great kid project!

This is a leaf 5' by 4 1/2" .  DD colored in beet juice, an experiment.  It turn a nice brown color and kept it color through the felting process.   She did well in the coloring.  Fun project to do and easy!

Watching the Olympics and knitting.  I finished a sock and now the that second sock.   Its always hard to do the second sock b/c I'm already to start a new one.   But its got to be done.   My goal is to start doing some fancy socks , that means a trip to the yarn shop : )

After the snow melts I'm keeping my eye on the ground for popping crocus and other early pop ups.

Have a great week

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