I couldn't resist letting the boys out to have a few last little grazes around the property before it all turns crispy.
They get about an hour a few times a week when it is like this and while I check on them from the window once in a while, they are pretty good about sticking around. Dandy tends to be my wanderer,
Cooper sometimes doesn't get his whole body out of the paddock before the head goes down to get the grass on the other side of the fence. Goats of course, the perfect accessory for any occasion.
For anyone wondering about the Nag Bags, they are still going strong and well loved by equines and humans alike, except for the stuffing part. Pain in the butt, but only once a day and only for two.
Up in the sewing room I've been busy finishing up the last of a bunch of cut out stuff, mostly voile's and lawn's for my trip east. I'll go from hot and dry here to hot and muggy there.
The voiles are heaven to wear and sometimes hell to sew the fabric is so lightweight. It reveals the one flaw my older Pfaff machines have and that is non adjustable presser foot. Don't get a good balance between top and bobbin thread and it makes for a lot of seam redo. All of these tops are either Scout Tee or the Schoolhouse Tunic based.
One great pair of linen pants in brown with eggplant undertones. Interesting color and a lovely hand to the fabric. Not the best picture for color or structure but it's what I got.
Heck we even have another Stardust skirt, although this ponte may be heavier than I want to pack or wear until cooler temps prevail. It does look great with the silk sari blouse from last year though. Date night outfit!
There is nothing worse than empty studio space.
This is where a loom lived, and even the dogs are hesitant to enter that wide open space. To them it was like a new place. Dopes....;)
And I was given a lovely hand made rack to hold reeds. Such a pretty and useful item. Great place to display some handwovens too! Thank you good friend. I love it!
But the room will be filled soon enough. I made my decision and placed an order for a brand new loom. I'll be heading to Stockton CA the first week of August to pick up a new Gilmore Gem II. It was a tough decision between the Gem and the Baby Mac, both are equally loved by their users, both have great customer service (Sarah Haskell who reps from Macomber is an amazing resource for those interested in all things Macomber.), but in the end I liked the Gem just a little bit more. Thank you all for suggestions both on the blog and off.
Parting shots: Radar!