Thursday, December 16, 2010

Umm … I don’t know if I like this idea.

I just found a yarn advertised to be 10 percent possum. Something about that just says “Eeeew” to me. I think I’d prefer my yarn to say “Ewe.” Think about it. Where would they even GET enough possum hair (it is hair and not wool, right?) to incorporate into yarn on a commercial basis? I doubt it's a by-product of the food industry. I know some people eat possum, but I’m not thinking there’s a large market for it. At least not anywhere I’ve been shopping. So how does one come by all that possum fuzz? It would take a heap of road kill to amount to much, especially seeing as how they often look like Gollum in the wild. Just sayin’ … ugh.

We had a power outage the other day. I called the electric company to report it and was told they believe a helicopter dropped a package on one of the lines. Very feasible. Seismic testing is going on in the area, and they drop big orange bundles of equipment where it is retrieved by the field workers. We have a few out in the pasture right now. I’m glad I wasn’t out and about when they went overhead. Guaranteed, I’d have been blopped on. It’s just the way it is with me.

Here are some pics of what’s been going on in the studio lately. Lots of gals working to finish up projects before their holiday – all producing fun and pretty quilts. Busy, busy ...

Karen M is smiling because she finished her first "real" quilt (it came out great!), and had time to do another in one day.
Three Sisters (Michelle on the left):

You say you count only two? That's because the third sister is represented by the quilt she sent along for these two to quilt for her:

Cathy B brought a quilt to work on:

... and a friend for company (with Cathy and finished product is Marion on the right):

I have more photos, and another story about shopping to post. But that will have to wait till tomorrow. I'm out of time, and this is long enough as it is!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, another shopping story - I bet it's a gem!