It was six days of fun, family, and relaxation.  We had a couple of days to ourselves; the children and grandchildren arrived; we hiked; we biked; we canoed; we roasted marshmallows; and we just simply spent time with one another.  We even celebrated one granddaughter’s 8th birthday with candles and cake and gifts.  It was marvelous.  It was a gift to me that they all agreed to come for the weekend.  And then we had a couple of additional days to just relax before coming home to what awaits everyone upon returning home. 


My time was spent with family…not much needlework, but I did manage to complete a couple of items, make progress on another, and read a good book.


The wool candle mats are from patterns I purchased sometime ago, but still available.  Working with wool is very soothing, very forgiving, quick to do and something I very much enjoy.   I have been collecting bits of old wool for years, have tried my hand at dyeing a bit, and have purchased some lovely wool pieces.  Most of what I use is felted wool fabric, but when I can’t find or create just the right colors, I use wool felt.  This comes in brightly dyed colors more than one could ever wish for. 


Sometimes my only enemy is time…not enough of it.  Right now I have time dedicated to promised projects and not enough time for desired art projects of my own.   One day.   For now, I spent the last six days of my time with my family…a very precious gift from them to me.  I am grateful.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marjorie
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 12:32:04

    I love the birthday mat! I should do one of those. What a great idea! Marjorie


  2. Diane
    Sep 12, 2008 @ 08:16:16

    Your mats are adorable. I would love to try one.


  3. nicole
    Sep 13, 2008 @ 11:54:08

    Hello Claire, I am pleased to find your blog here..mine is as well.kisses.Nicole


  4. Jacquelynne
    Sep 13, 2008 @ 18:03:06

    There are certainly never enough hours in the day, certainly not enough to complete all of the projects floating around in my head. It’s wonderful that you had a fun and relaxing weekend with your family- Memories like that are worth more than gold!


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