I can't imagine that anyone thinks it's a good idea to appoint people who have no experience or great dislike for the agencies they will head up. I can't imagine a President elect asking for all the names of folks who worked on climate change in their agency. Employees, like you and me, doing their jobs. Are we talking witch hunt here? I can't imagine that the people of the United States can't see that the threads that connect through this new cabinet is bankers, billionaires and big oil. These are groups of folks that really and truly don't have the middle classes best interests at heart. Nor do they particularly care about clean air and water, preserving public lands because face it, they can go and live where those qualities still exist, at least for a time....
This a money and land grab pure and simple. Pillage and weaken our democracy. There are parallels to made to the rise of Fascism in Germany. Didn't the people of Germany say over and over again, "We didn't believe he would really do those things." when Hitler started talking about strengthening Germany by persecuting one minority or another. All in the interest of making Germany "great" again. Have we all forgotten that? I find it particularly unsettling that all three branches of government are under one majority, one that has gerrymandered and cheated to win elections, a party that looked away when they were told that an enemy state was hacking to help a candidate of their party. A party that is more partisan than patriotic. Insanity.. Some people may benefit from it, but the vast majority of us will not.
It really is time to call in the dogs and piss on the fire. Contact your congress folks, sign petitions, let your voice be heard. If you don't know who they all are, here is a link to help you out. For petitions, MoveOn.org list is here. If you have the time and inclination, calling your chosen rep and speaking at least to an aid is the most effective. And if you are fine with this, then do nothing but don't whine about how things aren't better down the road a bit.
Okay, off the soap box and moving on. No pun intended and heading into the sewing salon. Some fun new fabrics to add to the curated stash.
A few have already been utilized in a Sunday morning cutting frenzy.
Nothing swampy about this green!
Through my years of sewing I have botched more vest patterns than I care to mention. I've had a few that I thought would work well, but they didn't. I decided to grab an old Butterick Connie Crawford pattern B5473. I like the cut of this long vest but it's a bit close and it has no collar. I graded out for a looser fit on this wearable test run and installed a high collar.
|Robin & Hazel playing in the mirror|
This cotton sateen print was made into another fun Indygo Junction Retro Raglan, lengthened a bit.
Notice the collar? This is what I used for the vest, modified a bit of course.
Last make was a quick Kiota top using limited yardage of a lovely light cloth from India, hand printed most likely.
It was in the latest stash upgrade above. At only 1.5 yards this was an easy pattern choice.
Saturday I also added to the yarn stash. I really just went in to the Web-sters for two knitting patterns.
This is what I came out with.
I just finished my bit of gift knitting, so I can put on the needles whatever my heart desires.
Some spinning has been going on too. The Matchless got dusted off and Jack wanted to jump in and learn the ins and outs and of course, have me move the wheel closer for him! ;-)
And there has been snow and broken plow vehicles.
No doubt more of both to come. In fact it looks like we got a good 6 inches overnight. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Here is this years holiday book choice.
Parting shot: Read to me of biscuits and bones and Santa Paws.