Friday, July 21, 2006

Well, I'm nothing if not persistent about some things. Even though the Lamb's Pride Worsted gingko leaves did not turn out so well, I was still consumed by the idea of using a single-ply yarn (or "single", as I've been admonished to call it by the spinners) for needle-felting. I knew it had to work somehow. Thinking about it, I had a feeling that maybe the gingko leaves design I was attempting was too small-scale and fussy. So last night I picked up the Brown Blob or Brown Bag, as it shalt be known now, and some LPW and took another stab (WA HA) at needle-felting. And I lurve how it turned out:

Guess what? It's a zinnia! For this type of simple, large design, the single yarn worked like a dream. It was so easy to tack down and then poke away, instead of trying to get so much roving lined up. I highly recommend it! Here's a close-up of the flower. I think I like the look of it even better than when done with roving:

Tomorrow is Photo Day at the Phillies game. We went last year for the first time and had a blast. I thought the players would be all jaded and bored, but they were charming and patient with the fans. And having an (excruciatingly adorable) 5-yr-old in a Phillies cap and "Phillies Rookie of the Year" t-shirt with us meant the players were especially friendly. Here is a goofy shot from a goofy mom of Ramon Martinez smiling down at her kid.

A shout out to Ryan Madson, Brett Myers [who knew?], Vicente Padilla, Kenny Lofton, Endy Chavez, Jim Thome, Bobby Abreu and Ramon Martinez, who were all especially friendly and kind to Gus. I was close to tears the whole time, because they were so nice and Gus was soooooo over-the-moon with happiness. Hope it's good again this year.


Blogger purlewe said...

love the design. in fact the close up would make a great icon (hint hint)

I am so glad you ahd fun at the phillies. I am.. well rather jaded about baseball. I prefer things like college hoops, women's sports, and anything where the folks gt little glory. right now I am all about the tour de france. GO LANDIS!!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,
Love that zinnia - it's one of the coolest annuals, I think.
Are you going to teach this to your adoring students sometime?
Hope you have a great time for photo day. Am not surprised that Jim T. was/is a great guy - he seems quite down to earth & isn't that refreshing?
And to an earlier post, George Clinton as Prez? Woo woo.

7:35 AM  

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