In the rain. After two weeks of stacking up, I finally braved the elements and hauled all this out to the curb for tomorrow's pickup. There's still more in the back but I was drenched and achy, and going to be late for class!
When it's late, and I'm tired, and it's too dark to go outside, the cats are always happy to oblige. This is Hi's usual place when I'm on the computer. Simon hangs out on the other side, usually trying to sit on the mouse.
This is the big camellia bush near the front door. It's currently as tall as the roof. Always blooms beginning at Christmastime, and is an extremely vivid red. Also, this is the fullest camellia I've ever seen--there are hundreds of petals on each blossom!
Here's the blocks from the previous photo, with the next strip added. Half of them are "dark" (ie, black and white) centers with "light" (ie, yellow/green) for the next row, and the other half reverse that plan.
Before I quit for the night, I did get the next strip sewn to half of them.
Finished! I was afraid it was too big, and would have to be the Mommy part of a Mommy-and-Me, but it's not all that much too big. Now to finish the second (smaller) hat and see if it will work better for her, or be for Li'l Sis.
After the first "good" rain of the season, the little oxalis bulbs sprout and are soon blossoming. The leaves are velvety green, the flowers lavender. If you look closely, you can see a liquidambar burr nestled down there; the leaves are from the liquidambar tree as well.