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Pixie wants to do everything Mommy does!
Like a phoenix from the ashes, my crocheted egg apron has arisen from its frogged, slumbering yarn ball state this week! I ranted earlier this week about never being home to take care of my house, but there was one definite upside: I made a ton of progress on this project!
Hanging out in town yet again. A peach muffin, coffee, and more crochet await the conclusion of this article
I'm using this free pattern from hearthookhome.com and so far it's been easy. I've got the main body of the apron and the longest bottom pocket done, and am almost done with one of the two shorter pockets. It looks like the trickier part is going to come when I need to assemble the whole thing. Wish me luck with that part :)
Here are the egg apron's adventures this week....
The "green space" and teeny tiny splash pad downtown, which will be turned on next month probably
The green space is at the intersection of the main downtown crossroads. So I was sitting on this bench, minding my own business, when an inquisitive wasp landed on the armrest. I eyeballed it warily and warned, "Stay there and we won't have any issues." Apparently its radar picked up the waves of fear off me, because it buzzed over and landed on my phone, right next to me.
Motorists sitting at the red light were treated to the scene of a peacefully crocheting woman suddenly leaping to her feet, snatching the hot pink paisley purse, and wildly beating the park bench with it.
Have you ever smacked a wasp, only to have it completely disappear? Then you can't go back to what you're doing, because there's no telling where it's lurking and plotting revenge? Yeah, the egg apron progress ended for the time being that day, haha.
The next time I got the apron out, I decided to sit at the bench on the kids' playset at home. Ah, childish chatter and peace and tranquillity....
Guess who decided to crash the party?
It crawled closer and then launched at my head, buzzing menacingly. "What's wrong?!" yelled the Husband across the yard, as I screamed and fled from the playset.
"A wasp!" I answered, peering at the bench to see if it was safe to return and retrieve my stuff.
"Oh." In other words, business as usual in the Husband's eyes.
I retreated to the rickety swing on the back porch to continue my work, with children and dogs to keep me company.
I'm the Pied Piper for critters, seriously
Modeling Daddy's work boots
Doggy kisses from Little Barky
Twice when the apron ventured outside, it had company from some very different critters, in the fenced garden area....
Well hello ladies! You're the whole reason I'm making this thing, right here!
The second time I crocheted in the company of chickens, I brought my water bottle along, which they found super fascinating.
Then, of course, out of allllll the green stuff in the whole garden, the dandelion right under the water bottle was the most desirable thing ever:
Elsa decided to make herself more comfortable. I realized all the chickens were hanging out close to us because a couple young hawks were keening and flying around above the woods behind the barn. Pretty sure there's a nest back there, because we've been seeing and hearing the hawks regularly.
Little Man and Sunny being all companionable...I think sitting with a chicken in your lap, and petting it, is a pretty funny pastime:
Last night I sat next to the playset in my pajama pants (because they're the best "fat pants" on the planet), while the dogs wandered around me, the kids played above me, and nearby the Husband and the neighbor sat on their 4-wheelers and gossiped (I don't know why women have the reputation for gossiping, because men are way worse lol). It was quite the peaceful country weekend evening! :)
In other sewing news: I HAD AN ETSY SALE!!! Best of all, it was on Friday, while I was doing my massive house cleaning. Yippeeeeeee! The customer bought the set of 6 crazy placemats with yellow binding that I already had made up. I was so thrilled to package them up all pretty to ship:
This week I started making some trivets, so I can have some more inexpensive variety to my wares...now I just have to add them to my shop!
That pretty much wraps up the week's needleworking! I hope everyone else has been having a great week!