Hey- we've passed the midway point of summer. I figure it this way- summer is June, July and August (I know, the equinox isn't until September 21st, but this is my logic). After July 15, or thereabouts, we're halfway there.
Despite the humidity, it's not been a bad summer. But all I can do is look forward to cooler winds and falling leaves and oh, everything. I can smell the burning wood now......
I have been busy. My Boundary Waters shawl is almost done, just the last chart and the edging to do (which takes awhile) and I have also been sewing.
Cleo dress from Tilly and the Buttons. I actually made 3. The first was a mess, and the second I made for Miss Mew because I had enough black denim. I salvaged the shoulder straps from the first so saved some time there. This is mine in an indigo denim and it's really comfy. I would love to do a corduroy one sometime.
I will say this- don't hesitate to purchase from T&B's. The instructions are laid out step by step in a booklet, and you really cannot go wrong (unless you're me and figure you know better...). Well worth the price, especially if it something you'll make more than once.
Etsy seller on a podcast, and fell for the self-striping perfection. I know it says that she's not taking any custom orders now, but she did, and this is BMO, and Autumn & Mint. You can get sparkle too. Imagine.
On the kitty front, Valentino and Howard are still having episodes where they howl and hiss at each other. I have Bio-calm in their food, some stuff in the water, a diffuser and some food with Valerian and some other stuff in it. It has been recommended to me to get fox urine and spray the perimeter of the backyard so other cats will stay away. Even if I find a fox, how do I make it pee in a bottle?
Stay tuned for that. Fleecin' out.