Have you any wool?
I guess my affection for sheep dates back to my childhood and maybe that’s also why I’m enamored with wool to this day.
I ♥ working with wool. I ♥ the way it feels and I ♥ the scent that emanates from the storage bin when I remove the lid. I also find it a very forgiving medium with which to work because it is so easy to manipulate and is very forgiving.
When I was chatting with my friend Julie this morning, she asked me the question, “What are you mad about?” Julie wasn’t asking me what I was ‘angry’ about, but used the OZ expression ‘mad about’ referring to what was I passionate about. Christmas is coming and and we are trying to find out about appropriate gifts to make for one another.
As we were chatting, I got to thinking about my many passions and it dawned on me that one of them was sheep. I guess I inadvertently started to collect sheep many years ago and after we had finished our on line ‘conversation’, I decided to walk around the house with my camera and take inventory.
Our spare bedroom is my designated pasture which houses the bulk of my herd.
This is the shelf above the bed. There are vintage German sheep, chalkware sheep, redware sheep, plush sheep, papier maché sheep, a pastoral scene that I painted and my favorite…an antique Steiff lamb with blue glass eyes…the one in the center on the top shelf.
Sheep are grazing on and around each bedside table...
and on top of the quilt rack as well.
More sheep sightings in the hallway…
and by the front entrance.
They’re even in the living room!
And in the den on this redware plate…
and in the laundry room.
And how could I not have one or two in my studio to keep me company while I sew?
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