Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Little Dude is taking shape

I started making my little dude. He is still missing his ears. As promised I´ll show you updates on how he develops. Next step is to glue him together and then I will weave around him. He will be nice and warm in his new little outfit. If you want to find out more about this great project or to find out how you can be involved, go to this site:

On the weaving front, I have finished my black and gold houndstooth patterned scarf. Here you can see the beginning of it, but I´ll show you the finished project some other time. Today I´ll finish setting up the loom with another scarf of the same weave pattern but using green and blue wool. Seems to be a good colour combination.

On the farm front, we have more apples than I know what to do with. I have made so much jam, apple and ginger, apple and wild blackberry, apple and cinnamon, apple and apple... And there are still enough apples to make more than double that again. Not to worry... all the apples and apple bits that are left over are being donated to at least 4 not so little but very happy pigs in town that suspect nothing of the sad fate that awaits them. I´ll give you a little clue... chouriço.

The sunflowers have given us plenty of seeds. They look pretty. I am not sure what to do with them except to save them for sowing next year. And Autumn is here which means soon I will be helping with the grape harvest and as soon as it starts to rain there will be plenty of mushrooms to pick again. Is it just me or does it feel like this year has evaporated?

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