Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday snippets

in which our plucky heroine is pleased with progress...

Earlier this week one morning while the sun was still low in the east, there were these mushrooms in my front lawn... they only last a day, if that, but their delicate tracery is very beautiful:

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Effort continues on Maeva's coat. Am now on the final step, binding the raw edges with narrow strips of burgundy red wool twill. As with all the rest of this, there is a combination of hand stitchery and machine sewing. My goal has been to not have a lot of visible machine stitching, so while the bindings etc get sewn down on the wrong side by machine, I am then folding them to the right side and stitching it down by hand, using wool thread.

It has been quite the challenging project, primarily because of how much mental effort it takes to suss out how to effect the transformation. Making a garment entirely is much simpler, and indeed the next sewing project will be a simple Anglo-Saxon style gown. That will (hopefully) go a lot faster, since she provided me with a dress length of finely woven striped wool, which then went off to Marya to be dipped in the indigo vat. All I will need to do is to cut out the parts and sew it up. The only hand stitching on the gown will be around the neckline and cuff ends.
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Chook habitat has been moved to the slightly shaded side of the backyard. This was the most important task this weekend, as soon enough it will be full on summer heat; we've already had a few days over 80F. It feels like true spring gets shorter every year. The hens are quite pleased with their new "digs"...

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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 trimmove chooks -
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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