We have been busy since my last entry, I didn't realize how busy until I saw the date of my last post. We have redone our bedroom and bought new bedroom furniture. We have redone the master bath and are just waiting on the painter so we can say it is completely done. Our daughters house is an ongoing project for my husband. He is finishing replacing the deck and wants a punch list from her as to what needs to be touched up or redone. This makes him happy so I can't complain.
My friend Louise and I went on the Artisans open house tour yesterday, she had done it the day before, but wanted to return to one Artisan so we enjoyed the afternoon. She bought some hand felted pillows for the new RV she is buying, she had seen them the day before and wanted to sleep on it. I have heard if you want something to sleep on it and when you return, if the something is still there, it is meant to be yours. These pillows were meant to be hers.
We also went to an Alpaca Farm where I picked up some Alpaca/Angora blend roving to spin on my spinning wheel. I learned a great deal about Alpaca's from the owner. They have over 100 Alpaca's and process the fleece right there on the farm. She had two shearings laid out on a table. One was an older Alpaca with beautiful brown fleece, it was beautiful and so soft, or I thought. The next was the daughter who was 3 or 4 years old and her fleece was even softer. I also found out that Alpacas can breed anytime, so they have to keep the male and females separated. It wouldn't take you long to build a nice size heard this way.
The owner also hand dyes her fleece and she explained how she did it and how you get various colors. An interesting fact is that gray fleece will have gray, white and brown mixed together, so when you dye the fleece it heathers naturally and is beautiful