Well Annabel of Double A Ranch received her gift today (the link takes you to her Facebook page). She also checked back to this blog and sent me a photo of the piece!
Here’s the story behind it. Remember that trip I took to Montana this past March - during that trip I went to visit Annabel at her ranch and took photos of her sheep and dogs. Then Annabel sent me home with a trunk full of wool.
Well this piece is her livestock guardian dog Kit. It is 100% wool, needle felted with the wool Annabel gifted me; the wool from the Targhee and Romney sheep Annabel raises and Kit watches over. Even the colored bits were pulled from the stash Annabel gifted me. A gift in return for her gift.
I’m pleased to report this was a real surprise to Annabel and she loves it. She plans to frame it and hang it. Appreciation of the art, the best compliment an artist can ask for.