Monday, April 11, 2011

More Fun Presents From Friends!

Wonderful fiber supplies from my friend, Deb.



Raw locks from a Cotswold/Babydoll cross wether's first shearing.

For those of you, like me, who do not raise sheep...

...think castrato for the word 'wether'...sans the beautiful voice! :)



My new pet...making friends.



Love at first sight!



I recently received some lovely thank-you gifts...

...and I thought that I would share them with you.

Deb sent me a wonderful assortment of hand-dyed wool and raw locks...

...and Chrissy knitted me a sweet angora owl!

I have to confess that I really enjoy making projects with gifted supplies...

...even more than with things I purchase myself!

I think it's because I can feel the love and care that is stored within each fiber...

...and I know that as I transform them, I'm continuing the 'chain of love'!! :)

18 comments:

vilterietje said...

waaaaaaaaaaah!!!! i love your owl, try to make it myself for bird a week:) have fun with the other bits nd pieces! love, riet:)

Kelly said...

Those raw locks are soooo pretty! Your owl is also super adorable. Those are the nice kinds of mail to get!

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

What a lovely picture of all the odds & ends I stuffed in your envelope! Hope you enjoy. And I loved the link to Chrissy's blog - I am terribly tempted by her knitting but don't know if this is the time to start that as we're still in the thick of shearing & prepping for Market ;-)

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

And, I have to laugh at your use of the term castrato...we actually did some castrating yesterday & the little guys' voices do go up an octave or so when telling mother their sad story. Fortunately a short uncomfortable period results in a safer life in the long run as intact rams can be so vicious to each other.

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--You should make one! I think the angora yarn makes a 'halo' around his little baby head, just like a real chick...and the three part beak looks lifelike, too!
Kelly--Thanks! Yes--the BEST kind of mail! :)
Deb--You're right...Chrissy is a real powerhouse of a knitter! It's so hard to wait when you have a project in mind, though, isn't it?
That's so interesting about the voice change in your little guys after 'the procedure'! I know that they neuter some big dogs for the same reason (safety), so it makes perfect sense to do this with rams. XXO

FeltersJourney said...

Lovely locks Heather.. cant wait to see what you do with them :) xxx

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, Deborah...I want it to be a project that really shows them off!

Ginny Huber said...

I'm also looking forward to seeing what the lovely locks become/turn into.

AllyB said...

Your new pet certainly is a friendly fellow. Nice fiber!

Patty Biermans said...

You are a lucky girl with so much lovely presents! Hugzz...Peebee.

Dawn Edwards said...

Good morning buddy,

What a wonderful assortment of gifts...I'd say that you hit the jackpot;-)

I love those everything but the Cotswold/Babydoll locks are amazing. I know that you'll create something spectacular using them. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Ginny--I'm going to wait for inspiration, and in the meantime, I have a new kind of wool I'll be playing with (from my NY trip--details soon!)
Ally--I know! He has made friends with all of the inanimate house creatures. (I dare not introduce him to my cats!) :)
Peebee--I AM a lucky girl. Fiber people are SO nice!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Dawn...Thanks! You should see/feel the locks for yourself...they're amazing!

CraftyCripple said...

Great photos. Thanks so much showing my fluffy little guy settling into his new home ;0)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Chrissy! I think he has settled in well! :)

Janee Lookerse said...

Oh! That owl is SO cute! I made one that looks quite similar... I should show him to you...


xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Sandie Knapp said...

Your gifts are wonderful, and so are your new "companions." I'm sure they are very happy to be living with you now. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Janee--Yes...I'd love to see him!
Sandie--Thanks!