Thursday, December 31, 2009

Light and Joy in 2010

 

 

 

 


We celebrated our Christmas late this year...

...yesterday, in fact.

It was marvelous!

The house was filled with fabulous smells...

...cinnamon-scented pine cones in a bowl...

...chickpea, spinach and vindaloo soup bubbling on the stove...

...cherry and pumpkin pies baking in the oven.

Three of my daughters helped me to make some felted votive-candle holders in the morning.

We started with white roving, then added Angelina fibers or pencil roving or novelty yarn (thanks, Kim!).

We really had no idea about resist size...

...and as you can plainly see, they could all use some modifications before we try it again.

I like how they alter the quality of the candlelight, though...

...since light is what it's all about...

...at this time of year, and, well, always, really.

So as we begin this new year...

...I'd like to wish you and your loved ones a year filled with hope and joy...

...with creativity and wonder...

...health and growth and peaceful change.

Thank you all for your friendship and love.
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2 comments:

Sandie Knapp said...

Very cute, and interesting too. :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

When you want to make a good sized resist, just place the candleholder on it's side on the resist and draw about 1 cm bigger to the sides and 2 cm half round at the bottom. Like a U -shape . I use normally 2- 3 very thin layers of wool, so the light can shine through. Just keep in mind that it will shrink more then 4 layers.....
Hope you'll manage now!
succes!