in which our plucky heroine devours the 20%...
The first of my five tomatoes is ready to eat. When touched to see if it was ripe, it fell off into my hand.
Two tomato plants live on the front porch: one with zero blossoms or fruit, and the other, smaller, plant has five fruit in various stages of growth. Am tempted to remove "Plant Zero" and put in something else, but in the meantime, I hear a salad calling my name...
There's never a dull Friday evening here at the cottage... last night's amusment : minor home plumbing repairs! Our plucky heroine, after some careful research as to how best to detach the former "permanently attached" but recently broken biffie seat, has spent several hours doing some less than glamorous home improvement. Detachment was easy, replacement acquired and almost finished being installed. The "Sta-Tite" nuts need to have the final delicate torque applied with a proper socket wrench ratchet, and I seem to have misplaced mine. A ratcheting screwdriver is not as useful a substitute as it normally is. Nonetheless, a potty with a secure seat is a very good thing, compared to the alternative! (Saturday morning update: some very careful use of the adjustable wrench finished the job)
My friend SR bought a RTW black cotton jersey dress, and I am going to customise it for her with decorative reverse applique designs on the neckline, cuffs and at the hemline. Custom cut original freezer paper stencils of foliage, flowers, and a few bunnies, kelly green cotton jersey, soft slightly darker green textile paint, and forest green craft thread for the stitching...
Spent several hours on hold on the phone* earlier this week which gave me a good opportunity to finish the reverse applique cuffs... This is Alabama Chanin style raw edge reverse applique - knit fabric is stenciled, layered, hand-stitched around the design, and then the center of the stenciled areas are cut away to reveal the inner layer of fabric. I personally love the somewhat bohemian look of this technique, and have used it quite a bit on my own clothing
It occurred to me this morning that a workshop later this summer, on "how to do the Alabama Chanin reverse applique technique" might be both fun to teach and fun for potential students... (and also not require turning on the kiln!)
July SMART goals
July SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||blue tunic for B||chook shade tarp||recycle bin full|
|2||grey gown for M||toilet seat replaced||yardwaste bin|
|3||linen gown for S||-||-|
|4||black batik popover||-||-|
|5||Laurel brooch setting||-||-|
*sorting out insurance coverage foo so I could actually get the physical therapy my doctor requested for my injured knee.