It is 8:30 in the morning and there is a big storm raging outside. The skies are dark, the rain pelting down against my windows, the street lights are still on. Gosh I love a morning like this. Well I love it until I have to go out in it. My teenager is at school, my husband at work, Little buddy is still sleeping and so is Mr 20 year old. I love having them safely tucked in, safe and sound, just where they are supposed to be. The thunder is loudly crashing, but the boys keep sleeping, even Max. I have canceled therapy for Little Buddy, he was grumpy yesterday, almost falling asleep in his lunch, he took a long, long nap and still seemed a bit on edge. I am not taking him out in this weather to get soaking wet and possibly sick. No, he can keep sleeping and wake up on his own.
Yesterday Max and I made another nesting ball from his fur. I know you have seen these before, but I am posting about them again because I had to delete my previous post due to all the spam I was getting on it. Do you have one or two posts that get a ton of spam?
Grab a grapevine ball, collect lots and lots of dog fur. This was most of his winter fur, Max sheds less in the winter so it took a while to get enough. Collect all your ends from all your yarny projects in a jar. Grab some yarn and twine and you are ready to go.
Mix your yarn ends with the fur. It is a bit like going down memory lane, look there is the red I used for the Ohio State scarf for my son's friend, the grey was my Bella Sweater, the dark gray my ruffle shawl, the cream was used for my tree decorations.
Stuff all the hair and yarn bits into the ball. Tie on lots of ribbons, twine and yarn and you are good to go. Max wanted to make this for his Aunt's who are returning to Wisconsin this weekend after six months here near us in Florida. How fun to think that Max's hair might be in bird nests in Door Co, Wisconsin. And even if the birds don't use it, this nesting ball will hang on a tree in gorgeous Wisconsin reminding two Aunt's that Max loves and misses them.
Max wanted no part of the photo shoot. Come on Max! Let us see your beautiful face.
A profile shot was all he would give me. And look who he was looking at, Little Buddy in his car saying, "cheese" for the camera. He is certainly not as shy as Max.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am about to try and make some agave sweetened, apple cinnamon muffins, as per requested by Mr. 20 year old, wish me luck.