Sunday, 14 February 2010

Snow, Felting & Giveaway Winner

With some snow on Wednesday & more forecast, I had decided to set Thursday aside for some felting but was distracted ................. the hills from our back garden ..............



Along the top of these hills runs a lane ................... Four 4x4 vehicles & eight young men got stuck there late Wednesday night when they met an abandoned vehicle and, after several hours attempting to free themselves huddled together in two vehicles for the night.  From being able to see the road when they came to a halt, daylight came .......................


Thankfully, one of our sons and his 7 mates managed to get out of this and another vehicle and get home safely.


I have finally got round to doing some felting today.  I have used resists and felted over objects before but this is my first attempt at using a balloon ............... not sure that it's quite the sea urchin shape I was aspiring to but it's a vessel nonetheless.  My special Valentines gift was being allowed to play all day so this is for my husband ............ when it's finished ............




Thankyou for all the comments on my giveaway post ........... I really was surprised to see so many.  Each comment was assigned a number (by myself) in order of posting, written on a piece of paper, folded and placed in a bowl.  Independantly witnessed by aforementioned no. 2 son, my husband picked out no. 2 .................. Sue from "The Magic Armchair Traveller in Stitches" whom I will be contacting shortly.  I must mention that said son was really quite perplexed that people had actually said that they would like one of the bowls and wonders why on earth somebody would want one ................... same reason as I would I suppose.  There's nothing like family to give you an inferiority complex eh?
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6 comments:

Sue said...

Well, I am totally thrilled to win the bowl. Sons - huh!

lisette said...

aren't sons wonderful? my teenage son told me that my finished art quilt looked better before i "started mucking around with it" harrumph - when i want honest feedback i'll ask for it :)

Chris Gray said...

...and would No2 son scoff at such a bowl as a gift if it were filled with £1 coins?!.....


...methinks not! :-)

JP said...

I love the piece over the balloon - sorry not to have one a bowl! - other people do find intrests a puzzle - i once did an assembly on the fun of making felt balls and have never been allowed to live this down to this day!!!!!!!!!

Joyce said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. You are a no-reply blogger so I can't answer your questions unless you contact me or change that setting. I believe you can change it by clicking on your profile. Or you could email me privately.

Diva Quilts said...

lol Your sons's comment is hilarious. :)

Congrats to the winner!