Visited my mom the other day, her garden is marvelous and she gifted me with a TON of hollyhock stalks.
Red, pink, white, singles, doubles...after popping the seed pods off the stalks, I was left with this:
half a shopping bagful! She says at the end of the season I can have
more since she just cuts them down and tosses them. I plan of spreading
them along the chain link fence in the front yard along with some
Also, this year's Chickam chicks have come into lay!
on top are a couple of Brahma/Giant Cochin eggs for comparison, the
three on the bottom are from the chicks. The two small ones are about
the size of pigeon eggs and are likely from the d'Uccles, don't know who
laid the other one.
Lastly, more origami! A few Little Green Men, my very own creation.
For these guys I really like the oval eye put on sideways the best...more monster-y.
some diamonds, this fold incorporates two pieces of paper and for some
reason I am among the many who had trouble finessing them together. It
took some practice and discovery of a specific technique, but finally
they worked, yay!
of the local churches had it's huge annual rummage sale recently and I
scored some vintage 60's-70's-80's wrapping paper which I'm now folding
with. Most of it is OK but one is a very pretty pink and gold 60's
paper which is a bit delicate and will only work for simple folds that
don't take a bunch of handling. That rummage sale was amazing and I'm
looking forward to it again next year!