My DD, Katie, has little interest in stitching of any kind so when she requests something made I like to jump right on it to encourage what little interest she has! So, she had brought me some of her souvineers from Brazil and asked me to make a denim crazy patch cushion with them. Here is the block I made which incorporates the logo from a t-shirt as well as a baseball cap. I will get this embellished next for her and sew it into a cushion to match one I made for her when she was away in Brazil as an exchange student when she was fifteen.
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