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Thursday 17 July 2014

A Bit of Sewing

Here are a few quick shots of a couple of some of the reversible shoulder bags that I've been making for the Farmer's Market.

They are comfy and slouchy and easy to flip inside out.

They were super quick and easy to make. Mostly I copied a cloth bag that my mom gave me for Christmas years ago, but I also looked at a few tutorials out there before drafting a pattern. I really enjoyed making these.

I'd like to make some specialized tags for them. People love to buy souvenirs from our island.

We named our new silkie "laying hen" Goldie Hawn. Only, just today, I got home this afternoon and my son said, "Goldie Hawn was crowing this day!"

Oh! Great!

Just what I need! Another rooster!

Apparently, hens sometimes crow. I would find it hard to believe that Goldie is actually a male but we haven't found any tiny eggs yet (she was supposedly laying) and David's dad confirmed that she/he was exhibiting cockerel behavior! Damn.

Thankfully I believe that more hens are coming along. The little chicks have integrated with the flock and everybody is getting along. The chicks stick together, though, and this morning they were all huddling together, nestled in a patch of sandy dirt. So cute.

Finally we also have a run for the big birds so that they have to stay out of the garden and they can't come and poop by our front door (they like to huddle there when it rains)

I am completely blissed out by this new Ovation guitar that I got for my birthday. It is the nicest instrument I have ever called my own, the sweet thing practically plays itself. All over the island, foxgloves are blooming and the garden is starting to give us sweet peas, cucumbers, new potatoes, raspberries, and more salad than I can eat and give away. I am feeling blessed and grateful.

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous and full time of year. And those bags look great - comfy, practical and beautiful.



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