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August 28, 2010

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I found these old shoes this morning....over 12 years old.  Since I was going to paint I needed something comfy but I wouldn't mind if they got paint on them.  Unfortunately where the sole meet the top at the stitching it gave way and pretty soon my toes were hanging out the end.  So what is a girl's best friend (besides fiber, I mean)

It worked, too!  I could call these my 'PreFelt' shoes as they were used in the studio before felting began.  Sorry, I just couldn't resist.  Oh, there I go again.  
I'm going to whine a bit now.  It was absolutely stunning outside today....the sun, the breeze, the temp..I only took a lunch break and a short walk with the dogs. 
These are cinnamon ferns on the edge of the swamp.  I also noticed lots of these. 
Can it be possible?  It is only August....well, almost September.  When I woke up this morning it was 47degreesF outside! The Season's Change is upon us.  I love the colors of Fall.  It inspired me to try a little experiment....Felt background and a little color on the top. 
I have several ideas as to where this can go and I leave tomorrow for a Felting Retreat in New York.  I'll be back in a week.  But...I'll be taking the camera and the computer...so I may have some pictures from the project.
Now, I'm off for a dose of ibuprofen after all that painting of the ceiling ooooooohhh, my neck.  I may have to have a glass (or two) of wine to relax those painting shoulders.




10 comments:

T said...

It sounds like the autumn colours are almost upon your landscape. The colours to inspire you. Great to see your old shoes put to good use, and this printed felt is gorgeous. Have a great time at the retreat.

xt

Manya Maratou said...

oh joei, what a treat! indigo, and leafprints, fantastic! I really love the beatles..and your bookcase looks like mine
greetings!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I adore Autumn too. In Cornwall, our trees are just on the turn and I'm enjoying my nature walks so much more now it's getting a wee bit cooler. Love your felt and your pre-felt shoes ;o)

Carolyn

karen said...

I laughed when I saw your shoes, I love them!! Will you be wearing them to the market?? and thanks so much for your support over my image fiasco!!

Cheryl's Web Page said...

put a cacti plant in them, i do that with my sons old work boots and they look great.
also im looking for followers for my blog, please join me. thanks.

Tammie said...

love those mended shoes ;-}
and your fall felt is wonderful! wishing you a lovely retreat~

Joan Kirton said...

my computer jammed ...half way through the shoe pic ...what was a girl's best friend. How frustrating. I knew a laugh was coming...and then ..there it was...a pair of treasures.

Jackie said...

I can't believe how quickly this year has gone so far.

Jasmine said...

Your leaves felt is beautiful. I love it.

iNdi@na said...

that last picture is entrancing...