progress on the applique project - the wolves are all stitched down as are corner motifs, once the silvery thread border is couched down they will be finished and can be sent on to their future home
waiting for the picklepot to warm up, and this evening's soldering... lots of little half and whole loops need fitted, 'tis picky work, but soonest done, soonest finished, and I can go on to something new...
Yesterday a half grown raccoon almost walked right up to me while I was sitting at the bus stop. Came right up over the top of the cliff embankment and then noticed that there was a human there. I didn't have my camera accessible, unfortunately. Raccoons are a little bit scarey (big nasty teeth) but this one was not yet adult; oddly too, it had almost no tail - for a moment it wasn't immediately recognisable. Need to make particularly certain that my hens are tucked up safely, as before long the young raccoons will be looking for their own territories.
Made this jam tart yesterday for M's birthday tea, using a large jar of strawberry-rhubarb-redcurrant-vanilla jam; it was beautiful, smelled heavenly, and was eagerly eaten. Since there is rather a pantryfull of jam here, jam tart will probably be show up for future potluck events as well.
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