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A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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Location: SW Outer Nowhere, Michigan, United States

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25 November 2009

Let me 'splain

No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
We are having damp, gray, overcast and foggy weather. Last year we had lows around 15 F (-9 C) and highs in the 70s (about 21 C). This year November we've stayed a little closer to the average than last year.

Some plants are still in bloom (about six months out of season).

When I was folding a lot of origami, I never tried to fold a goldfinch.

But today I saw a goldfinch fold itself!

Sometimes I am just too slow to catch the birds on the feeder.

I have reached row 71, finally, on both projects.

This has been a month of going to the vet. First we had that growth removed from Ajax's foot.

Then at Truffles' regular visit, some of her teeth had gotten very bad, so we decided to have them cleaned. I took her in on Tuesday. She came home very groggy and minus three of her worst teeth. She felt well enough tonight to eat up all her food again.

Tonight I'm grateful that she'll be well and have shiny teeth for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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7 Comments:

Blogger HobbygÃ¥sa said...

Nothing is better than skiny teeth :-) Love your lace, it is sooo beautiful. Great shots of the bird, amazing how they can fold their body - like acrobats :-) And if you knew how many "empty" birdshots I have - lol - patience, patience, that is birdwatching :-)

8:27 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

I have a knack for getting pictures of the water where the whale was just a second ago. And I have a rather nice blurred and out-of focus shot of a herd of elk departing at high speed. Wildlife photography requires a certain psychic ability or the reflexes of a young and hungry cheetah. Your origami goldfinch is neat!

Hugs to Truffles. Teeth cleaning is dreadful.

May your day be warm and cozy, and may every turkey you meet be properly roasted.

10:13 AM  
Blogger amy said...

That goldfinch is hysterical!

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Who knew birds could bend like that?

I did a lot of origami for a while, too. I tried to make an origami nativity one year. as the kids would say, it was an epic fail.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, you do have gray skies! I wish I could send you some of our blue... I love the folding bluefinch -- I had absolutely no idea a bird could do that. Maybe that one's been taking yoga classes lately?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Holy crap, or maybe that should be holy crab, is that an apple tree? We had azaleas in bloom for much of October and part of November.

I recognize that weather. Please do not send us any more. Although it is preferable to snow.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Knit - R - Done said...

Pretty lace. There is no winter in Oklahoma, just drizzle. It's supposed to be better. Blah.

5:32 PM  

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