Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday fragments

in which our plucky heroine looks back at a busy week...

On Monday Jess and I went to Scribal Paint Night. I made a good start on Charter # 7, which I then finished up during the week. This one was fun, and my design almost seemed to paint itself. Whoever designed this one did a really good job, as all the spaces are a good size to paint, while allowing elaboration.

Over the past weekend, Mindy came down from OlyWa and helped a lot with the yard... There was masses of weeding done, all the windfalls went into the greenwaste bin, a modicum of pruning happened, and she moved all the compost bins, including the new one, along the fenceline in the backyard, as well as shifted and mixed the partially composted yard debris. I helped with the pruning, and put pounds of plums into the freezer. I also started re-framing some of the smaller art prints that are needing better frames

As well, I continued to work on the lilac wool 16th c German kirtle for Maeva, which I eventually completed during the week. Lots of handwork on that garment, as the cartridge pleating can only be done by hand, ditto the hemline...Now I can get moving on the brown wool overdress. which needs sleeves and skirt still. Though this is a massive project with many parts, I am definitely enjoying the process.


September SMART goals (x=extra)
1 grey stripey dress Kestrel gownyard waste bin
2 carved suzani blockkitchen wall paintedbag to Goodwill
3 two triangle blocks carvedfire extinguisher up yard waste bin
4 charter #7 painted
2nd windowshade yard waste bin
5 xcompost bins moved -
6 x roses pruned
7 x x
8 x x x
9 x
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10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
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14 x x x
15 x x x

today's gratitude - tools to make and do, and decades of learning how...

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