Ten inches or so total and gone by Thursday. I didn't bother with the Mud scenes. I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunity in the coming months. But we'll happily take the moisture in any form.
And on set one of my favorite little locals has arrived. A Chestnut Backed Chickadee.
They will stay at our feeder throughout the winter, outnumbered 2 to 1 by the more common Mountain Chickadee.
And yes, our resident grey foxes still come for their nightly eggs. They are quick moving but I got this shot last week.
The second egg disappeared about 10 minutes later.
It appears that I am not doing a whole heck of a lot but really, I am. Weaving stuff I can't show, same with knitting and sewing. I will give you a peek at one gift because I doubt the recipient will be reading this blog and even if they do, they won't realize it's for them.
My new favorite weave structure, Dimity. You can bet this will show up again in more scarves and also towels. This scarf is in hand dyed super wash merino mixed with solid colors of the same. The solids are Louet Gems Fingering and I used that for the weft also in a navy. It's everything a winter scarf should be, soft, warm and easy care. The leftovers might make an appearance as cowls. We'll see.
I started in on spinning some of the booty from the FiberMania haul. I was stunned to find out the lovely alpaca and silk roving made my hands break out and itch. I don't know if it was the way the fiber was dehaired (or not), or the fiber itself but I passed it along to someone who loves alpaca. I cleared my bobbin and went to work on this merino/bamboo/silk blend. Ah, much better!
This looks suspiciously like Seattle Seahawk colors, but be assured, I am still and will always be a New England Patriot fan!
One fun make made it out of the sewing room. You can't beat The Sewing Workshop's Zigzag top for a snug winter wearable.
I did the collar and front yoke (all one piece) in a scrap of light blue baby wale corduroy.
The blouse itself is a lightweight cotton canvas. I lengthened the pattern and added side seam pockets. The selvage edge was just too cute not to use it somewhere.
The pattern name is after all "Animal Runway".
I may very well have found my holiday book already this year.
I snatched this one up when I saw it, wondering why anyone would have let it go to the used bookstore in the first place! Sweet and sentimental.
The story and illustrations are a perfect pairing.
Parting shot: In the lap of luxury! ;-)