|You might have to "bigify" to see the hummer|
Two things you don't typically see together, snow and hummingbirds. What little stuff was blooming around here certainly was covered up and nectar unavailable in the cold and wet.
I put this feeder out with warm fresh sugar water right at the time they start to hit the feeders in the morning. The little male was on it almost immediately and didn't leave the area for hours. At noon I replaced it with another warm fresh one and again late in the afternoon to send them into the chill night with as much fortification as possible.
While it was snowing I found myself working on summer tops.
If I had been sewing up wool jackets. I'm betting Mother Nature would have brought the heat. ;-) This was a sweet border print I saw somewhere, a very smooth and light cotton.
I did spend some time sewing a jacket but this one in linen and using a heavily modified Tina Givens Peplone pattern.
The mid weight linen was on one of the daily sales at Fabrics -Store.com. Color "Oasis". You can store stuff at the sale price in your cart for about a week BTW, which is what I do since I would rather pay one shipping charge. In the same box I also got some yardage of a finer woven mid weight linen in color "Cascade" and went to work on a tunic.
This using the Esme pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's book.
Oh and the color this spring is Neon Green!
And if skinny jeans in it are not enough, how about linen yarn?
I ordered a 12 dent reed for Fiona from the Websters and when I went into pick it up, I saw this. If you have the book "Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave" by Tina Ignell you'll know there is a towel pattern in there in white and bright spring green. Soon a similar warp will be on one of my looms. Maybe the Gem which came home last weekend.
Cindie and I spent a nice Saturday morning chatting and shopping. A few little treasures were procured. A tiny wheelbarrow for the Jacks
and these sweet hangers took me for a ride on the way back machine.
At $3.00 for the two I could not resist.
For anyone who has been to downtown Ashland, you will know there are numerous tempting shops.
One of them is a couple of doors down from the Websters. I have to pass it to get to them. Treehouse Books always has a magical window display and this book caught my eye.
I marched in and bought it. A beautiful addition to the fox collection.
I rarely find or buy much fox stuff but a beautiful book always grabs me.
Parting shot: Seems the rhythmic sound of weaving puts my helpers to sleep. Or maybe they were just bored? ;-)