Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Shades of Blue
It generally means that the strawberries get trashed, but it's a lot easier to get strawberries than the abundance of blueberries that we've missed out on to to the birds.
And speaking of birds, the other reason the berries are so abundant is that when I clean out the deep-bedded chicken coop in March, most of that bedding goes straight onto the berry bushes. They really seem to thrive on it.
The other shade of blue I've just finished dealing with is a pair of keepsake bears that I made for a friend. She's donated huge amounts of good fabrics to the cause and passed along her sister's school uniform. I'd asked several times if I could make something for her, and she'd always turned me down, but she said that her sister was expecting her first grandchild and it would be nice if I could make something from the uniform that could be passed down.
Or two, as it turned out. When I was almost done the first bear, I realized that it was just too much for an infant, but I didn't want to "dumb it down" and remove the eyes and the National Honor Society pin that had come with the uniform. So I made a "baby" bear (which illogically is bigger than the first bear).
I handed them over today, and I can't wait to hear the reaction of the grandma-to-be.