Finished my pompom pillbox hat, just in time for the rain to come back... right pleased with how it turned out. Wool melton cloth trimmed with jaquard ribbon, blue/grey bias ikat, and just for fun, chocolate-color pompoms around the edge of the brim! The way the colors of the hat and my clothes echo the colors of my hair and eyes is entirely intentional.
There will be time spent this weekend in the workshop, as there are a few enameled holiday gifts that have been commissioned for either Christmas or 12th Night. Shop work is very welcome these days. I had a fun time looking at pictures of snowy owls for one of the orders, and came up with four different possible designs for them to choose between, some more naturalistic and some more stylised. The finished pendant will be about 1" in diameter...
Long years ago, when I wasn't even twenty and went away to college the first time, back in the 70's, one of the authors I remember reading was Alan Watts. I was surprised to find this sweet animated bit, "Life and Music" was done to one of his recordings. Enjoy...
The downside of going to the dental school for care is that it takes a lot longer timewise for various procedures (goodside being that care there is more affordable, helpful indeed when times are hard but teeth need help) Our plucky heroine has decided that one upside of only working part time is that there is no need to fret about such things, after all getting to sit in a comfy chair with my feet up is not part of my usual scene.
For some reason I have a foolishly insanely hard time with novocaine injections in my mouth, so much so that it is usually one of my two benchmarks for 9 to 10 pain (the other one, I wrote about here)... but today I was treated to one that was not excruciatingly painful, a first for me... Not only did my dental student use twice the amount of pina colada numbing gel, but he then was very careful to not insert the needle faster than the novocaine was working. Apparently this means going really slowly, which most