I had a great suggestion that the Beaded Feather Stitch would make a good Week 12 for the Build a Seam Challenge so I'm making it official! Here are two variations of it from previous posts and you can find a tutorial on how to do it a couple posts back too. This will give us something to work on during the holiday season, before the next one in the new year. Seems appropriate to be using beads for a bit of glitz and glamour during the holidays!
Chickens have got to be frugal, right? They love to forage around the yard looking for things to eat and, in fact, only eat half as much feed as when they are penned up in the winter. I love watching them out there too, interacting in their little social ways. When they are outside foraging the egg yolks get a lovely bring colour and are so much more appealing than pale store eggs. Unfortunately, we heard from the neighbour last weekend that something got in and killed most of their chickens. Not too sure what it was although I thought it sounded like a weasel since it didn't take the birds, just killed them and left them. Of course, that could easily be a loose dog too. The only thing we have caught sight of is a fox hanging around but I am inclined to disbelieve she is to blame since I think she would have taken the birds with her and wouldn't have killed so many at once. In the meantime, my chooks have had their freedom curtailed until we determine if it is saf