Howdy! Sorry about my absence. Between poor air quality and just plain ol' tiredness (thank you, Allergy Demons), I haven't been at my best lately, or my most creative.
Mostly, I've just been fixing things, organizing in preparation for the coming school year (ONE WEEKTO GO!!), and cookin' and cleanin'. You know, the "fun" stuff.
However, I did accomplish a coupla things.
For one, we went from this:
I'm pretty happy with the results.
So's Thing Two- he's rather posessive of it....
He also keeps absconding with my camera.
I've also made my first attempt at sashiko clothing repairs.
The Big Guy loves this one pair of shorts, a lot. Of course, they wore out right along the seam, where the pocket attached.
Machine stitching was out of the question.
So, much like the road repair guys around here, I just went over it!
The pockets are more or less permanently flipped up on the flap corners, and "broke in" that way.
He doesn't care.
The Big Guy likes 'em just the way they are. So that's how I fixed 'em.
And so it goes. August here in Idaho is hot, dry, dusty, and smokey. Everything feels gritty and tired. I think I speak for many of us when I say that we're about done with it.
Lots of love to you all- wishing you good things!