Sunday, 10 March 2013

Little White Rabbits and flowers for Mothers Day.

It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK and I received some beautiful flowers from my daughter. She lives 200 miles away in London so we can't get together very often.

                     My surprise came carefully wrapped in a pink box..............

        They are beautiful now that they are in a vase and the Freesias are sending a wonderful perfume around the room.

It's a cold wet and gloomy day so I'm sitting cosy and warm and making more White Rabbits.

 These two are for an Easter present for my granddaughters, I'm sending them off with a copy of Alice in Wonderland and some delicious Swiss chocolate bunnies.

I've just looked outside and the rain has turned to snow and sleet ...Yuk!!!
I'm cooking dinner, spending an evening with an episode of ''Call the Midwife'' and a glass of wine.

Have a great week.
xox Angela.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Baa Baa

I'm four weeks in to my Felt making course and today was a special day spent talking about wool...and visiting Devon and Cornwall Wools.

Wool is a by product of meat production and therefore needs to be disposed of by farmers. Fleeces are brought to this huge (and very cold) warehouse where they are sorted and graded before being shipped out to different manufacturers.

Each fleece is individually graded by experts who can instantly assess the micron count and also see if the sheep has been under any stress which may affect the strength of the wool fibres.

Different breeds of sheep produce a variety of types of fleece and in many colours..
a really informative and interesting peek into wool production. I'm looking at sheep in the fields in a very different way now.

The rest of the day was spent at a wonderful farm on Exmoor specialising in a modern rare breed sheep the Bowmont . these  pretty little animals can be seen at Devon Fine Fibres I won't even try to tell you about this little bit of heaven just click on the link and see for yourself....