On a scale of one to ten, this has been a solid eight in the busy category. New glasses, new hair cut, paragliding nationals, crazy weather and most importantly, a barn full of this years hay bounty. Instead of turning straw into gold, we turn gold into straw it would seem....
After two years of courting, I am finally on a custom hayers list. It means a lot to me too. The wait was worth it. The hay is beautiful, it rivals anything I have ever gotten in the 8 something years I have been buying hay.
And the price was pretty darn good too. It has come from cutting to my barn in less than two weeks and has been hoover approved. Yeah!
On a side note, the same day the hay came, Robin again ripped the toe of woe nail off.
Gene picked up antibiotics, I have painkillers on hand for canine emergencies and surprisingly, after the hanging toenail came off, (other than tenderness being handled), Robin is racing around here like his usual self. It's going to be a problem though. From the original damage to the area it doesn't grow a sound nail. The toe will be removed. We were going to do it this coming Monday, but since he is moving well, swelling is minimum and no sign of infection, we're going to delay until a little later in the summer.
Now I haven't been weaving this week much but another weaver ( my Dad) has finished up a beautiful piece of weaving and I'll share it with you.
I think the eggplant and silver is such an elegant combination.
On the sewing front, I've had a lot of fun taking a pretty plain Jane type of pattern and turning into something special. Simplicity 2191 started out as this
and went through three incarnations.
Three: (apologies for the wrinkles, this had already hit the hamper when I realized I had no finished pics.)
The back stripe was a happy accident. I grabbed a piece of fabric for the front snapped stripe and then discovered I had grabbed my back piece. Head slap! But I managed to fix it all and even like it better as a design element. I still have more I want to do with this pattern since it's turning into such a nice, well fitting base for all sorts of creative ideas.
Parting shot: Handsome Nick
13 hours ago