Go To The Sheep

September 22nd, 2017

With the all running around that Fate and Gus are doing, Red is the only dog who is actually herding the sheep.  And you’ll notice he does it without moving.

(Don’t forget to check out the video on the side bar of my blog. It’s often one I haven’t posted anywhere else)


September 22nd, 2017

Lulu and Fanny

I spent my morning making more “I Love My Belly Potholders” and the afternoon working at the Cambridge Co-op.

Tomorrow Jon and I are going to the Fiber Festival on the Washington County Fair Grounds.  We’ll visit Carol Conklin who always has a booth there.    Also, Gretchen Pinkel (who was our dog Lenore’s breeder) entered a shawl, she knitted from my wool, in a contest at the festival.   She sent me a photo of it on facebook, but I want to see it in person.

Ever since getting the Romney’s I’ve gotten more interested in wool.  And now that I’m going to be weaving again (Jon bought me a table loom after I told him I was thinking of weaving again) I have an added interest in going to the  Fiber Festival.

I’m also thinking about getting my Three Sister’s Garden ready for the winter.  It seems like a good way to celebrate the first day of Fall.

The Open House is just a couple of weeks away so my mind is spinning with the detail of that too.

Between now and then, I’ll have my moments of freaking out, wondering if I can get done all I need to and if I have enough space in my studio to hang everyone’s work.   Then it will all come together as it always does.  And I’ll have a great time hanging the work and a different kind of fun over the weekend itself.

After all these Bedlam Farm Open House’s ( I don’t know how many years it’s been)  at least I know what to expect.




Minnie in the Garden

September 22nd, 2017

“I Love My Belly” Potholders For Sale

September 21st, 2017

My “Love My Belly” Potholders are $25 each + $5 shipping.

I draw each one individually on my sewing machine, so they are all different.

If you’re working on loving your belly, the potholder is a good reminder of your intention.  If you already love your belly, this potholder needs no explanation.

Our bellies are our power centers, when we feel shame about them or are embarrassed by them, we’re closing down an important part of ourselves.

So  celebrate your belly, with or without a potholder.

If you are interested in an “I Love My Belly” potholder, you can email me here at maria@fullmoonfiberart.com.  I take check and paypal.

“I Love My Belly” Potholders



Gus Gets A Head Bump From Liam

September 21st, 2017

Gus and Liam

There were no kisses this morning. Liam was having none of it and gave Gus a gentle head bump that sent Gus scurrying away. It’s good for Gus to remember that the sheep actually are bigger than him, no matter what he may think at times.

Minnie’s Morning Stretch

September 21st, 2017

Minnie loves to dig her claws into the baling twine of my Rapunzel and get a good stretch, basically saying to me, I know you want to scratch me behind the ears, which, of course,  I couldn’t resist.

Waiting For The Apple To Fall

September 21st, 2017

Usually the sheep don’t stray from the flock.  This morning Socks’ independence was rewarded with an apple.

Carol Law Conklin’s Original Batiks At The Bedlam Farm Open House

September 20th, 2017

Horses From The Sky By Carol Conklin

Every Open House Carol Law Conkin shows at least two of her original batiks in my gallery.  This October I’ll have one of her mystical horse batiks called Horses From The Sky, which Carol wrote  “works with the cosmic flow of breath“.

I’ll also have Carol’s Garlic Batik.  Carol is still working on it, but she sent me this photo of it in progress.

These two prints cover the earthy and mystical, both themes Carol often works with.

You can see and buy more of Carols work here on her blog Amity Farm Batik.

For more information on the Bedlam Farm Open House October 7th and 8th, click here.

Here’s a photo of Carol’s Garlic batik, still in progress.

Eating Apples

September 20th, 2017

The apple tree in our side yard has lots of little green apples and hardly any leaves.  The apples are falling and the sheep and donkeys are feasting.

Apple Branch Sculpture in Late Summer. A Video

September 20th, 2017