I did this little felted piece using some rovings a friend gave me. The circles are created by twisting a length of thick and thin yarn and punching it down. Be careful when you try it as it is thicker. I go across in one direction then in the other to make an x. Then I go around it. I added hand stitching to make the circles stand out.
I was going to do my usual post on Monday, but it was my daughter's birthday. We meet at the Portland Zoo-which is more for her and less for me -in the middle. We were there at 8am when they opened to avoid some of the heat, stopped for lunch at 11 and then walked some more. The heat finally made us give up and go home. The animals were hiding from the heat by that time anyway. We NW people don't deal well with heat. If you want to see some of the photos of the animals we saw, check Karen's blog http://karenlynnebeads.blogspot.com/
I've decided to go with either the first or last position for the hanging I posted last Friday and the name Desert Dawn picked by Sandy at http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/ Please send your address for the ATC Sandy. Thanks to everyone who commented. I think it's great to get feedback from people and tried to contact all of you. Several I couldn't link to. Blogger tries to open a mail program I don't use anymore, so I go to your blog to reply. More of the names will be used in the future, as they have given me ideas for quilts. I keep a list in my sketchbook.