I'm sad to say that my dear little dove Edgar didn't regain his health and died, which is probably a blessing because he was quite miserable. I was a very awkward nurse for him, but he seemed to appreciate my clumsy efforts to help. He was such a beautiful bird and a glorious singer...here's a picture of him as a very young fellow with his mother, Molly...well, perhaps it's his father, Earnest. I could never tell them apart:
I've started work on my boro jacket, from Jude's Contemporary Boro 2 class. I'm just copying her plan, because it seems a good one. I really love handling the fabric strips that I'm placing on the backing, which is Batiste. I decided that all the cloth of this top layer would be pieces I dyed in my indigo fermentation vat, that I learned about in Glennis' class. My vat still has problems because there is some rust in it, but the very silvery blue of some of the pieces seems magical. I'm going to start over with a new stainless steel vat in a while but this one is fine for now. This is the basic design on me; below is the first strip pinned on. I LOVE this process...
Finally, Gilly has recently been barking at her night-time reflection in the window...I decided to try to demonstrate how it's just a reflection and carried her outside...she immediately looked at the back of the glass, saw there was no doggy there and then buried her head in my neck as if she was embarrassed to have thought such a thing!
That's all for now...good health to you all and Happy early July...xoxo, S.