Thank you all to your patience while I took a brief hiatus to get myself moved and settled for the summer. Hopefully this won't seem like a cheat but this week's challenge is not a stitch but rather a question: What would you do to personalize purchased trim? There are some beautiful trims out there like the one above. I fell in love with this one the moment I saw it with the lucious velvet ribbon attached to the crochet edging. Recently though I have started to develop a slight disappointment in seams which are made from a purchased trim. I so much prefer to see them used where there has been something added to it to personalize it - stitching, beads, etc. Just tacking down a bit of trim is, well, disappointing. So, I hope you will not be disappointed that this week is not an actual stitch and will continue to play along with me in this challenge!
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