Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday fragments

in which our plucky heroine continues to be busy...

May 4th is not just a day for silly film memes, which are currently dominating my social media... In 1970 on this date, the National Guard fired on Kent State students protesting against the US involvement in Vietnam and Cambodia , and four unarmed students were killed, and others badly injured. That was the world I was growing into... For those of you on Facebook, go check out Dan Rathers post about May 4th and Kent State, there is a good 15 minute documentary, which, unfortunately, I can not figure out how to post here...
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Yesterday I began creating water buckets for the baby trees. It will likely be a long hot summer, since the heat is already beginning to break through the pleasant if short springtime, and they will need supplemental water to make it through long enough to establish a good root system. By placing buckets, with a small hole drilled in the bottom, a rock or brick inside to keep them from blowing away, and skeeter-netting attached to the top, so as to not allow the pesky biting bugs a place to breed, I should be able to add a few gallons each week from water salvaged from the house. The other trees have been here long enough to not need the extra help, though the persimmon and rhubarb do better if also given a hand during the reign of the evil daystar.
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Good progress is happening on Maeva's coat - so far I've stitched back panel in place, added cuffs to sleeves and stitched block printed trim and tablet weaving on cuffs. Next will be reconfiguring the neckline, adding fabric to the center front edges and stitching more block printed trim in place to match the cuff extensionsm and finally binding the raw edges with burgundy wool twill...

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May SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 four dot stamp alter Gigi shirts-
2 tiny block w handle tree water buckets-
3 printed trim- -
4 x - -
5 xx -
6 x x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x
x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

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