Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Felting Fool

I don't know about your end of the country, but here in Kansas we had bone chilling cold weather, below zero weather most of last week. The snow from Christmas which I loved at that moment, because who doesn't love a white Christmas, is still piled up on the ground....only now it's a yucky color and a nuisance. Other than running out for necessities such as chocolate, Cleo and I have been content to stay home and felt lots of wool felt for new projects. We were felting fools, we felted over 27 colors!

The crock pot was put to good use making lots of comfort food. Chili in sourdough bread bowls topped with cheese and a big dollop of sour cream, YUM! I love winter food don't you?

I finished my pattern for "Down The Bunny Trail", isn't it adorable? Jerry will be adding it to the web site tomorrow.

Today was a much needed get out of the house day. Too much hanging out here talking to Cleo can not be a good thing. Hubby and I skedaddled on over to Independence Missouri with friends to see an exhibit at the Harry S Truman Presidential Library & Museum. Now I know driving to another state sounds desperate for a get-a-way, but you have to remember we are just about on the state line, so going to MO can be minutes away. OK, back to the museum, it really is a lovely building which my picture does not do justice to as it shows only a small portion of the building.
I did not however want to walk backwards a mile in the freezing cold and slush to capture a better picture for you. The special exhibits change from time to time, the exhibit we were interested in seeing today were the Pulitzer Prize Photos from the year 1942 to present.

One of the permanent rooms is a replicate of Truman's Oval Office in the White House.

All that looking at photographs works up an appetite, we were starving and ready for some Italian cooking at V's. Now don't let that sign scare you away lol! The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is fun.

When I got home I had a box waiting for me, actually I have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on these luscious shades of #8 Perle Cottons.

I am itching to get stitching this week!
Have a wonderful Sunday.... XO Barbie Jo and Cleo


BROOKE said...

I LOVE my Crockpot. Today wasn't such a bad day - warmed up a bit and the snow's starting to melt away.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the colors of felted wool. It's beginning to look like spring at your house. Cute bunnies. And great colors of thread. Cleo's gonna get jealous I'm telling you.
The crockpot meal....delish.
Truman's oval office, I've gotta go there. That's cool. And V's....I'm sure was good. Where's the picture of the food?

AmyC said...

I love all of the wool you felted. How do you do that? I know how to felt, but what are you starting with? Do you knit squares?