This all started at the end of last school year (this spring) as I was lamenting the ending of my career and packing all my stuff. Sweet, sweet Melissa volunteered to make me something with my dots. That sounded interesting so I sent her some dots and she made me this treasure...from scratch! She carded and spun the yarn, drilled holes in the dots, tied each one with fine mohair threads and then made music as she plied them onto the yarn on the spinning wheel. Then she wove it into shape with all the dots showing. She felted legs and a lid pull...all of it completely and totally amazing!
Look. I really needed you big camera people...not one of these does this little beauty justice. Sorry Melissa. I tried. Everyone be impressed in spite of my photos...
So, I hope you can see the loveliness...the confetti like yarn, the meticulous tying of each dot, the felted balls and legs and just the overall whimsicalness of my treasure.
Want to see more of Melissa's creations?
You are going to be impressed.
Thanks a million, Melissa. I love my blog friends...and the whole crazy idea of sharing with people I have never met and may never meet.
This was the best day to get this. I will carry it with me tomorrow to get me through the first day of kids going back to school...without me!
All is well.