In picking up where I left off I had a wonderful time at Notforgotten farm. I totally drove there in the wrong car, should have taken the truck. My Beemer z-4 didn't like the bumpy dirt road so I had to go really slow. When I got there I was greeted by the most enormous Great Pyrenees I have ever seen, he was nearly the size of my car and that is no lie and he was also the most friendly. I was very sad to hear of his passing a few short months later due to an illness but it was such an honor to meet this gentle giant. It was January so it was cold and when I went into the shop it was toasty warm by way of a small wood stove, very cozy and inviting. I went there to learn how to make a traditional hooked rug so I walked around the store for a bit till I found the right pattern. Choosing was very hard because the shop is filled with so many beautiful patterns. I wound up getting two actually, one was just a pattern printed on linen and the other was a kit with the wool already cut and ready to go so the only other thing I needed was the right hook so I picked up one of those too. I had a wonderful day sitting around the table having hot cocoa, making new crafting friends while learning a new craft, I'm "hooked" hee hee hee. Do to traveling this year I have not had a chance to get back there yet but I will soon.
This year I also learned how to smock and did some heirloom sewing in that process. I have made 4 ornaments and one smocked Bishop dress and matching bonnet. This of course also meant buying more equipment I didn't already have like a shaping board and smocking pleater but hay and artist can't have too many supplies right? I only have a few crafts left on my to learn list, it's kind of like a bucket list I guess. Left on the list is bobbin lace making, tatting, and weaving on a floor loom oh and stained glass window making, almost forgot about that one and its not unlike me to add more to this list as I cross off.
Anyway back to fiber stuff! The plans for our new property include a studio for me!!! Yay, I am so excited about this and so should you because that also means you can come and visit and bring your fiber crafts with you and there will be plenty of room! I may also start teaching some fiber classes, the possibilities are endless!!
|View from where the house will be|