Which of course was last year, when this lovely woodcut print was imagined and produced by Oregon artist Midge Black. It was one of the lovely birthday gifts I received in this, the year of the goat, as in Old Goat, which I am. ;-)
Seeing as it was an eclectic year for gifts, rather than show you the gift itself I would post some of what it does.
As you can see, our deck is a night circus of sorts. The foxes and the raccoon where on the deck at about the same time. If you missed it, you can just see the second fox of my much prized pair in the last pic. They are looking for sunflower seeds, which the birds tend to scatter on the deck. The trail camera is now on the back 40, up where the horses look when they look worried in the early mornings. Maybe we'll capture something enlightening.
I also need to pick a class to take from Craftsy since a dear friend surprised me with a gift certificate for one. SO MANY to chose from....
And lastly, something pretty to grace the bed.
I just adore these 50's sort of colors and prints and the quilting is itself so beautifully done.
Big enough for every one to scoot under for a mid afternoon nap.
And in-between naps we have gotten a bit of sewing done. Three of these wonderful raglan sleeved #64's from the Merchant & Mills pattern
I love this pattern so much I just might make 64 of them, who knows!
I think it's the built in pockets that make it so much fun to sew.
I have some nice linen in stash and I think we'll play around with sleeve length for some summery variations.
The runner on the Gilmore Gem warp is now just being finished up.
Placemats will follow and then maybe end with a hand towel or two. We'll see how far this warp travels but I am happy with the colors and the simple pattern.
I find myself most often drawn towards four shaft patterns. In weaving, for me at least, less may be more.
So birthday week was filled with lots of fun, love and some great gifts too. I have many blessings to be grateful for.
Parting shot: And speaking of blessings I can certainly name this one. JACK!