the hint of the garden coming alive.
Maybe flowers on trees, but for us, the first sign of spring is not flowers, it's skunks. The skunks are on the move. While I may not see them, I know they are around. Their heavy scent wafting on the air as well as the most fragrant Daphne and much, much further. The foxes have been regular night time visitors and the raccoon rolls through every few days although there is little left out to munch on. I leave the feeder out when it has gotten down to the seeds that should be cleared out anyway before refilling. The garbage can gets pirated once in a while even with the bungle on it. Those little hands seek the tops of the bags and pull and pull. Such clever animals. Deer have been spotted near the property and for me they are biggest pests. Yep, spring is much more than daffodils and tulips, both of which are just starting to either bloom or leaf out.
The sewing salon has been a busy place. I made a pair of boxer shorts for summer PJ's.
I'm not sure I'm wild about them. I used the First Choice boxer pattern I use for Gene's skivvies and I can't say I'm a fan of the 5 panel design. I think in the end, I will use the Phoebe pant pattern in cotton knit and just do them bloomer length.
I pulled some cotton lawn from stash for another Kiota top.
This fabric has a sateen feel to it but much lighter in weight. And I am feeling the orange/coral vibe with colors this year. A wearable muslin was done for the Roza pattern by Kate and Rose.
This was a bare bones version and I like it so much I wish I had added pockets.
There is second in the works and pockets have been cut out for it. As a child during the 60's and a teen in the 70's this top has that hippie vibe I so knew and loved. I think they refer to it as "bohemian" now. In any event, I like the pattern and can see it becoming a TNT pattern easily. I also like that it is all done in the flat.
Quick and easy construction.
The last make turned out far better than I had anticipated. I fell in love with this big Frieda print. It was the floral portion that attracted me but I thought it would be hard to use.
The Esme tunic was the perfect choice for this print. Could be a season favorite.
In the weaving studio, the weather was nice enough one day to wheel little pup Fiona outside. So flipping easy to do.
I lam smitten with this little loom. I have since finished her warp. It's been washed and dried and just waiting for me to cut apart and hem.
The Spring has seen some action also. I liked this light turquoise and decided to do a whole towel in it.
I have a darker shade to try too. And "helpers" abound.
|As do toenails that needed to be clipped! Job handled. ;-)|
With 5 looms one needs a fair number of shuttles and storage is always challenging. So just what do you do with 4 yards of commercial toweling? This.
Holds 11 of them but needs a sturdier dowel before I can call it done and hang it.
Farrier today, shopping with Mom tomorrow, Grower's market and food shopping Thursday. Another busy week in the making.
Parting shot: Excavation Crew- Second Shift