Friday Fun

Our four year old granddaughter, known here as Violet, spends Fridays with us. A day to play and have loads of fun. This morning I practiced a new skill I’d learned last weekend: wool felting.

Making child sized slippers sure is easier and quicker than adult sized boots.
Tearing off bits of wool for the layers.
Using a cheese grater to sprinkle some Kiss My Face soap over a wool layer. KMF soap uses olive oil which is much kinder on the hands than most soaps would be.
Now for a couple layers of pink wool over the foundation layers of brown wool
At one point in the felting process during the morning I glanced up to see the walking wheel and cotton sliver glowing in reflected sunlight.
After much soapy rubbing, rolling and wringing it was time to cut the foot hole and try on a slipper for size.
Not too bad! The second slipper’s foot hole was cut out and both slippers subjected to more warm water, soap and more massaging
to achieve a better fit around her feet. Not too bad! We’ll take another picture next week when they will be completely dry. Violet was a good sport about shoving her feet into the wet slippers.
After her afternoon nap we headed out into the warm sunshine to rake leaves,
And jump into the lofty pile
Before helping Papa Ed haul them to the compost pile in the back corner of the yard.dsc04434
Thankful for this dear child’s zest of life and the memory making day.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

4 thoughts on “Friday Fun”

  1. Spending time with kids can be so much fun! It’s great that you have this opportunity to make those marvelous memories. You and Ed aren’t the only ones who will cherish them for a long time; Violet will, too.

    1. We hope Violet will carry many good memories of these Fridays forward into her life, even with her own grandchildren in the long distant future.

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