Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Max and more


 I had the day off work yesterday.  The family  I work with on Mondays and Wednesdays has the flu.  After visiting there last Monday they all got ill but I got lucky because  I seem fine so far, thank goodness.   But my beautiful boy isn't feeling too well.  So instead of working, I was visiting the vet with Max.  He has a bit of a stomach bug.  Lots of washing of his furry behind has been occurring these past few days if you know what I mean. 


 After a very exciting visit to the vet (he loves her), we spent some time together.  Max took a nap on my bed as I tried to do more needle felting.


 I had gathered these acorns a few days ago on one of our walks, so I decided to felt little acorns to put inside them.  Once again an easy shape, but that is the way you start, easy.


Today after work I have tried some hearts.  Now these are not so easy, I seem to be having a hard time getting it right.  It is a fun learning process, but like most things in life I would like to be proficient at this right away. 
 
I love mixing the colors, like painting with wool.


It is hard to imagine the hearts started like this, beautiful wool fiber.

About a week ago I had my husband help me to bring my sewing table downstairs.  Sewing table?  Yes I know you all seem surprised.  I have had this for years.  I used to have my sewing machine set up in an extra room we had upstairs.  My husband took over the room years ago to exercise in.  It is hard to believe in my big house there is not a special place for me, so I decided to bring this down, move a chair and put it in my bedroom.  It folds up nicely when not in use and I can keep it up when working on a project.  So this is the space I am using to needle felt, not my own studio, but my own table, and that is as good as it is going to get for now. 

Hope you are having a great week.

30 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love the hearts. :)

Awww poor sweet Max. I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

Hugs and blessings always

shari said...

Poor Max...I hope he gets to feeling better...nothing better than mom's bed to rest in...he is a lucky dog!
LOVE, LOVE your hearts....you did a great job!
I also took out my sewing machine...it must be in the air to sew ")
hugs, Shari

Dee said...

Awwww...sorry Max is feeling under the weather. Hope he is better soon.

moonstruckcreations said...

Poor Max, hope he gets better soon.

Love the sewing table and your felted creations are beautiful.

Helenxx

Pammy Sue said...

I haven't a clue what felting is or what it entails. I may have to look it up on the computer and see about it. Don't you just love computers and how we can answer just about any question with a few clicks? Hope Max gets to feeling better and you don't get that nasty flu. I've heard it's rough. Love the purple hearts!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi, I love your needle felted acorns, and your heart is pretty as well. I love needle felting but have not attempted to make shapes of things. I have seen some awesome animals needle felted. I like to needle felt onto a quilted piece or other fibers and use the needle felting as embelishments
I could use a whole building for a studio I think-lol I just have too much stuff-going to selling stuff on etsy I think Kathy

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Poor sweet Max. Give him a big kiss from auntie Sue.

S
xo

Petunia Pill said...

Sending healing thoughts for you sweet Max. He isnlucky to have a great Mommy who washes his bum when it's out of order. Hugs, Annette

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Hope Max gets better real soon. It's so sad when a pet is sick and they can't tell you where it hurts (although Max seems to have found a way to show you where the problem is!).

by Teresa said...

I'm sorry Max is not feeling well.. and sorry for you to be washing his furry lil behind as I fully well know what that means.. the only time that Buddy has that is when he eats things he shouldn't. He's on my lap right now, snoozing away, warming my left thigh while I balance my laptop computer on my right one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kris said...

Poor Max! Maybe he ate something he shouldn't have? Hope he is better soon! Glad you found yourself a space to create. Love your felting!!!
XO Kris

Karen said...

Hope Max is on the mend. Such a sweetie.

I love the projects you've made. I'm going to see if youtube has something about it, as I've never heard of needle felting and can't quite picture how it's done.

BTW, I ordered the knitting book! I can't decide where to start, but have several projects chosen already. I'm so excited that I could even make a sweater! Who'd a thought?

Mrs. Micawber said...

Kisses to Max - may he feel better soon.

A table of your very own - what crafty riches! :) Your hearts and acorns are coming out beautifully - just think of the fun Christmas ornaments you can make. And little dangly bunting things, and felted pendants, and fun little balls to heap up in baskets....

Teresa said...

I hope Max feels a lot better soon! It is so hard when they aren't feeling good. Sending healing thoughts for Max.
Your felted projects look great.

Knitting Nix said...

I hope Max feels better soon, poor wee thing. I love your felted hearts, so pretty. xx

delia hornbook said...

So sorry to hear that Max is poorly i hope he recovers quickly and is soon back to his old self. I love your felted acorns there amazing what a great idea. Loving your hearts to for a first go there brilliant. dee xx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the hearts!! you are moving right along with the felting skill set! Hope Max is feeling better! blessings ~ tanna

Bridget said...

Poor Max! Our Dug had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, and is doing much better now. Please give him a kiss from me.

LOVE the acorns! The hearts are great too, but I'm a big acorn fan ...

Tammy said...

Sure would be nice to have a room to oneself for blissful creating, but even the smallest space or table or loveseat (which is where I do everything) is enough. I love those sweet little acorns. And you did a great job on the hearts, too. Give yourself a big pat on the back. Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

P.S. I hope Max will be all better soon. Stay well! Tammy

kathy b said...

Poor baby Max.......kisses on the nose for him....!!!

I love that you have a SPACE your own. Even if it is one table...I want that in my home....
a space just for me.

I LOVE your hearts MEre and the acorns are pretty!!
Needle felting sounds like it HURTs your hands...does it

Sentimentally Me said...

awwwww Max!!

Hope you're feeling better soon, big guy!!!

AND I LOVE those ACORNS! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Babajeza said...

Poor Max, hopefully he is feeling better soon. Your needle felted objects are lovely. And congratulations to your win. :-) Regula

Melanie said...

The felting is looking great - keep going! I've wanted to give it a try...but I think my hubby would put his foot down at yet another craft in the house with so many other supplies already there. lol (And I would have to agree...for the moment...)
Big hugs to Max...I really hope he feels better soon! Nothing sadder than a droopy Golden; it really goes against nature.

Melanie

millefeuilles said...

I'm blowing a kiss to dear Max from across the seas. May his rear end be less in need of washing very soon!

Beautiful, rich colours those acorns and hearts are! Keep up the good work :-)

Stephanie

Grayseasailor said...

Isn't it great to mix things up a bit and make room for a new creative space? I should take a picture of the table my daughter set up in my room the other day for the grands to eat dinner. Now the table is covered with paper crafts : )

I almost finished the hood cowl today! Woohoo!

So sorry Max has been unwell :(

Happy felting, Meredith!
xx
Gracie

brsmaryland said...

Meredith, you are doing a great job! Keep playing!

Hope Max is feeling better soon.

hugs,
beth

Danette said...

Hello Meredith!
Max is beautiful! I have 3 furry babies, well 4 ~ 1 is a kitty! I hope your beautiful boy is well soon. 2 of mine are getting old & issues arrise. It's hard :(
Your needle felting is lovely. I have not tried it yet. Maybe this year it will be my new thing.
Love your blog!
Danette

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Poor Max, I do hope he feels better soon, if he isn't recovered already. And I hope that it's cooled down for you a bit ... I don't know how you cope with the Florida heat!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Sweet Max. Glad he is feeling better now.