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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rainy Day Flowers

 After a busy few weeks tending the gardens , poultry, & livestock during the very ( unseasonably )warm sunny days the rain I love has finally returned ! Now instead of endless watering and weeding outdoors I am cultivating indoor flowers . Fanciful flowers I needle-felt onto wool balls I've made using the wool fleece from my sheep.
 I added a few fanciful bees too. None of the flowers or bees are crafted to be realistic, but they are meant to be fun. Some of the balls have jingles inside. My cats love the jingle balls. So do my grandchildren.
I enjoyed spinning up quite a bit of yarn on the porch during the warm days. I can watch my sheep and the birds at our feeder from the porch. I watch my ducks waddle by on their way from the pond to scavenge any birdseed the wild birds scatter under the feeders. Two of my dogs are always at my feet as I spin wool into yarn. Contentment and thankfulness are my constant companions during these times.

Whether cultivating indoor flowers or working hard outdoors , I am always mindful of the blessing it is to be able to do this work in and around a home provided by God through the love and hard work of my husband and family. Thank-you Jim !

13 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your wool felted flower/bee balls are sweet. I bet the cats do have fun with the ones with jingles in them.

I am hoping to get outside to use my new elec. mower today. :-) It sure is lighter, and I'm sure it will be oh so much quieter too and less jangly on my body.

We've had rain too, so that things are nice a green at the moment, and of course flowers, etc. love the liquid sunshine over city water.

Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

Debbie said...

I love those little felt balls and the time and effort they represent. We too are getting quite a bit of rain and no turbulent weather so far. The lilacs were so pretty this year and they coincided with a wonderful 2 1/2 weeks visit from my daughter and 2 grands while their house is under remodel. What a time we had! I keep meaning to blog, but so much going on. happy to see you content and busy.

Theresa said...

Blessed for sure, I feel the same way! Those little felt balls are precious! Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a heart touching post! It is so good to read of your contentment and peacefulness! Lovely wool balls......so creative!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Your wool balls are so delightful! Love reading your post today!

L. D. said...

I really like your indoor flowers. I paint on rocks once in a while.

Connie said...

There is no end to your talents.
You amaze me:)

B.Y.S. said...

Beautiful!

Amy

Mildred said...

The felted flower balls are so colorful. I can just picture you and your pets enjoying your time working with the fleece. This is such a pretty time of year. God bless you and yours.

Amber said...

Oh, I LOVE those felted decorative balls!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The bee wool balls are so cute!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I thought you had painted on rocks at first - my, you are a talented lady.
Your final words are touching Kathy, you are a thankful woman and I'm sure a blessing to your family.

Daisy said...

Your flower and bee wool balls are really cute! Rainy days are perfect for getting things done inside.