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This time I remembered gloves and actually took (some) process shots of the latest Shibori trial. After stitching a double spiral on white linen (sigh, no pictures of that), I soaked the resulting bundle in plain water and wrung it out …

Next I chose a purple page in the swatch book and puddled a handful of colors …

then smooshed them together (a very technical description of my modus operandi) …

At which point things got too messy for photography, but suffice it to say I dabbled the various colors rather randomly onto the damp linen, then set it out in the Texas sun to dry …

I’ll post the results tomorrow. Meantime, here’s a picture of our littlest boo (and yes, at 90 degrees it’s still barefoot-in-bathing-suit weather in Texas) …

with her new best buddy Skelligan

and so it went …

July 1-3, 2021

Time flies when you’re having fun and this week was no exception. The kids had a blast together and the magnetic tiles came out more than once. Since Ellis is still in deconstruct as often as building mode, G reconstructed his tower several times over …

Friday was saddle-up-to-leave day, but we made one last stop at Allen’s Boots before heading to the airport

And then, in the blink of an eye, they were gone …

Except not … because it wasn’t enough for Southwest to mess up Heather and Logan’s arrival … they messed up their departure, too! So while Don drove back to the airport to pick them up, I broke down the Cowboy Camp and set the stage for some impromptu overnight glamping.

No pictures (yet), but we did do a little shopping in downtown Buda where Lo found some awesome jeans at a little boutique …

Process notes: I’m not sure if the July 1 patch well remain as is … the cloth is from a super sheer cotton skirt that I pleated and patched into tiny squares …

But after seeing Jude’s post, I’m thinking I might try something different.

That sweet pink cloth was a gift from Tina … who coincidentally sent a comment yesterday just as I was stitching the red boot appliqué. And as I looked up Tina’s Instagram URL, I had to laugh when I saw her most recent post …

This one’s for the boys

June 28-30, 2021

While the girls were all glamping at Meg’s, for the week, Don and I hosted Cowboy Camp at our house. Sunday we had breakfast tacos, but at their request, Monday started off with crepes for breakfast …

After all, they worked up quite an appetite swimming and playing ball on Saturday and Sunday …

Unfortunately, I was on the disabled players list for the rest of the day as I once again slogged over to the eye doctor to have yet another posterior vitreous detachment confirmed. At least the dilating drops wore off enough to get some good shots of this awesome cloud as we drove our cowboys into the sunset …

By the next day I was good as new, ready to get the guys going on a new project. I’d love to show you how they made their Shrinky Dinks, but the only pictures I have on the phone are the ones I made as I pre-tested my materials …

Wrangling three cowpokes left me with no hands to take pictures, which is too bad because it was a hoot listening to them as they saw their art shrink in the oven. Instead, I’ll have to settle for this picture of Jace’s finished spider and how I stitched outside the lines to make a patch of it …

But at the end of the week when I asked the boys “what was the best thing we did together?” their unanimous answer was “Mini golf!” …

Of course … 😉