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.