Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Yes, I have been singing that song to myself for a couple of days now when I look or think of my dye samples from my workshop this past weekend. I enjoyed the weekend so much! I have jello jigglers for brains now and can at least talk in sentences. I was on sensory overload. I did so much in a short span of time. And made some new felting friends along the way. Chad Hagen is a riot to be around. And her energy is infectious. I have had a love for dyeing since my fiber journey began over 15 years ago. And now I find it is still there. I have added to the storehouse of knowledge I have and discovered the need to re-arrange my boxes. We all do that, I think. Put some things on the back burner and then shuffle (or stumble over some of it) and when you see it again it is like finding something new! It is very exciting! and that is how I feel about it right now. A toy that was crammed under my bed in the back by the wall and I finally cleaned out from under the bed and found a new toy!
Not only did I rediscover resist dyeing, I learned a new craft too. Book binding. Albeit it is beginners book binding, it is still book binding. It was hard to go to sleep last night because my brain is on overload thinking of new projects I can now accomplish. Did I tell you I love my new book? I love my new book! I can sit and stare at it. I'm like a little kid again bringing home my clay ashtray from Girl Scouts. (ok--it was a much different time and kids made ashtrays in craft class and brought their dads a beer from the icebox. it was the way of it then. today, it would get you your own file in DFS.) For the unveiling insert drumroll:
And a fine book it is! with a hand stitiched binding. I'm tired again now. I think I'll go hold my book and take a cat nap.
Talk to you soon, Tammy
Posted by Illini Alpacas