The fox comes early in the evening to get his eggs anywhere between first dark and midnight, my little bandit is an early morning visitor, usually between 4 and 5:30 in the morning. But both of them have been seen during my morning feeding duty. Oh and it snowed all day Wednesday and most of Thursday.
My new little garden fox did not care, he was as Zen-like as ever.
Puts a smile on my face whenever I walk by him. That's about all I can do right now since the weather is so unpredictable. I lost all of my Salvia over the winter, the Black and Blue and the red ones. Some of the hummingbird mint and the milkweed didn't make it either. I love the salvias as do the hummers, so this year and going forward, we will plant it like an annual. If it makes it, great, if not we'll replace it. The Takilma Gold Oregon Sunshine ( Yellow Daisy like flower) settled in well and has spread and the Pasque Flower is blooming after a year off. Go figure.
Fiona was cleared of her warp. Two fraternal twin placemats went up into the gift pile,
two stayed with us,
two (no pics), were a total failure. I tried pineapple fiber and then, washed and dried it in the machine. Well, it might be a usable fiber for a hand wash dry flat only thing. I had to know so it was fine. And of course the pretty birch bark runner.
I love this thing. It is now gracing my parents table and looks very mid century modern. A nice touch for their dining set-up.
I am preparing the warp for the hemp bath towels and have made a high level decision. I am not going to tie up Nick with a 4 shaft project for 3 additional inches. I measured my bath towels and they are about 26-28". Nora is 32 inches and I am using a simple spot weave instead of a waffle weave, so onto Nora this will go and leave Nick free for something else. Maybe sheep towels (would the softball cottons make them more sheepie I wonder?), or more pillowcases. I do love those pillowcases and Lunatic Fringe has some affordable naturally colored cotton......
I finished the second Roza top with side seam pockets.
I'm not wild about them and I think for this style the patch pocket might be better. The side ones add to the volume.
This was made in a Brussels Washer and I have retired my favorite bathrobe since it is falling apart. I am saving those big wonderful mushrooms for touches here and there.
Another pair of Phoebe pants. Denim blue linen. Heaven.
These have just a touch of pocket whimsy
|(And that stray thread got snipped after the pics!)|
While this has been my pant pattern of choice for the linen lately, I do have a skinny jean cut out in BRIGHT lime green stretch denim waiting to be sewn. The denim was purchased at Girl Charlee. They had a neon orange too, but it was sold out. Dang!
Parting shot: Oh yes, privileged Prince Barks-a-Lot (Robin), is terribly spoiled. And clean!