Wednesday, February 1, 2012
One Friday evening of the month in winter a group of us calling ourselves the Mountain Girls Cabin Fever Club, get together at Ginny's house. We range in age from late teens to 80ish, around 10 of us. The idea is to work on our own projects and chat and share food and have a blast when usually it is too cold to get off this mountain. Ginny had 300 sheep until a few years ago and she is a spinner/weaver and makes gorgeous shawls etc. Anyway at our last meeting one of the ladies, Nina, who I think still has some sheep, taught us all how to needle felt. How fun that was, even though we all pricked our fingers several times! We made snowmen and I have to say they came out pretty great for our first attempts. We used wool roving from Ginny's and Nina's fleeces and a single felting needle and this is what I accomplished in a couple of hours. I added the buttons and the twigs at home. His hat is a beret so he is a French snowman! Meet Pierre!