Monday 18 August 2014

Garden tails, sewing projects, sleepy cats

I haven't made a dress in ages!
Mostly, I've been sewing outfits for Frosty...
Dorah is so tired! Such a hard worker.
We spent the morning sewing. I decided to sew a dress for each granddaughter. I need some notions to finish them, that is a task for another day. Sadie 'helped' by sitting on the fabric as I was preparing to cut out the pieces. I shooed her away. I have shimmery butterfly fabric for Jos and flying coccinelle, and other bugs, for Isabelle.

It's been chilly, but good gardening weather in the afternoons.
Sleepy cats, too.
Lots of cocoons about. I love how they shimmer, like gold, as they hang and morph. I'm not sure the second one, but the first photo is the Eastern Comma. I'll keep watching our mystery caterpillar, kept in my aquarium.

Every morning, here in the swamp, the dew is amazing.
Yesterday, I took a break, sat out on the bench. Buster came over, then Daisy, then Dorah. We all sat and watched the chickadees, Cedar waxwings, Goldfinch, Phoebe, as they flew hither and yon.
Dorah is a faithful supervisor.
She sits in the hole I dug for a plant.
This is the time of year for
creating new gardens.
The plants are 75% off!
We put Toad lily in this hole!
We're not sure what it is!


Anonymous said...

Ah - lovely nature1

DeniseinVA said...

Your granddaughters dresses are adorable! Lovely post with the sewing and the critters. I love those sweet kitties of yours.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your assistants.

Nancy J said...

Gardening with the cats for company, the best. Love the cocoon photos, I rarely see any others than the monarch, and sometimes a moth that I cannot distinguish. Cheers,Jean

William Kendall said...

Well, the cats do have a lot of things that require their attention, after all. Makes them sleepy at times.

Christine said...

I never learned to sew properly, great to be able to sew such pretty things for your grandkids.

Sally Wessely said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting on my post. I love your blog. You have done so much work here. You are an inspiration when it comes to blogging. I hope to get to know you better.

Take good care of yourself.

Roan said...

I hope you post the finished product. I love to sew, but never have the time anymore.

Cloudia said...

Lovely, Jenn

The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. ~ Atisha

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Red said...

You spend an awesome amount of time outdoors.Great! You always have one more project.

Powell River Books said...

Don't cats just know how to get in the middle of things so they are the center of attention? - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...I love that the fabric represents your wonderful surroundings!!! Those are going to be dresses the girls will long cherish. YAM xx

Debbie said...

so sweet to make them dresses, i like the fabrics. not many people sew anymore!!

your helpers not bad either ;)

Jenn Jilks said...

Update, the caterpillar is a strangely coloured Question Mark butterfly!