Introducing Chloe: This is a female version of our pet rooster. He had looked just like this, grew huge and friendly, and bonded with the Man when we found out he was, in fact, a he. Alas, no roosters allowed in town. We found him a new home with a coworker nearby. He was a big, handsome roo, Too handsome! He soon disappeared without a trace, and we suspect a filching neighbor of the coworker, who admired the rooster on more than one occasion. We told the coworker to be on the look out for a lot of little frizzle chicks running around the yard this Spring.
Anyway, this is a sweet, dear little hen. We hope.
...and this is Elle! Our preemie chick, that the Man had to break out of the shell, and I had to give a warm cotton ball bath too, to free her right wing and leg that were encased in a cast-like membrane. She is bold, and brave, and talk/tweets to us when we're outside from the front of their temporary cage until we let her out to dig in the dirt, her favorite thing to do.. She lets the Man reach out and pick her up, and has quite the personality!
"...and she better be a &*)%%* hen" says the Man.
The perfect cure for lack of sewing motivation. I shopped online, for the first time, here. It was during the deluge of rain and storms we had here, and my two favorite local quilts have closed, and I didn't want to drive.
Hey, I was really pleased when my order arrived a week later! This particular site has very large, clear pictures of fabric, and I was pleased with every one.
...and then there were the beads.
Fire Mountain is slightly evil. If you buy over 15 items of anything you get a discount. And again at 50! No, I didn't get to 50, but I did get enough glass pony beads for a proverbial storm of pouches. I love beads.