SCORE! Last night, one of the fox family appeared and was comfortable enough for me to grab my camera and get some pictures. Of course the low levels of light at dusk and the distance between deck and fox at the garden edge didn't make any shots easy, let alone sharp ones, but here's what I got using the zoom and flash. Thank heavens she didn't feel the need to watch me the whole time. Talk about glowing orbs of light!
I'm assuming this is the female being the smaller of the two. She was picking up sunflower seeds that had been scattered for some of the ground birds. The juncos like to pick seed and in the early evenings I often toss a handful or two out for them. I was pretty darn excited to see her.
I had not had a clear look see at any fox for what seemed like weeks. Now if I could only catch a glimpse of those kits......
In the sewing room, the second linen Scout Tee has been completed and I love it. It took some time to add the little extra touches; pocket, flower details, sleeve hem etc. but it's worth it.
I mean I sew because I like custom clothing. It certainly isn't cheaper to do so when you consider an off the rack top from China can be bought for as little as $10.00. I'm also finding, that while I love many cottons, cottons made specifically for shirting, last longer.
DUH! The linen pieces I made from last year and the year before, going strong.
This year I have selected more linen and finer or heavier cottons for my garments. As older tops fade and wear, I am taking them out of rotation. My tastes have changed too.
I'm enjoying many more independent pattern company offerings than the big 4. I have the Archer Shirt printed down for myself waiting for a go and another selection from Bold & Beautiful earmarked for some lovely rose colored linen.
And I'll be painting this summer. I picked up some samples for our dining alcove and back hallway. The back hallway especially takes a beating with the dogs coming and going through it. I swear, on a wet day, each one waits until they hit the hallway to shake and splatter! And no, I haven't forgotten the book post, but foxes trump books almost every time!
Parting shot: Contentment in the lap of luxury. ;)