Hi friends! I know, it’s been pretty quiet around here. We have jumped on this stretch of dry weather we’ve been having, and have been working on our house like crazy. Among the projects has been painting the exterior. The lower level is almost done! The lower level is a daylight basement, and all the outer walls are concrete block. Much of the surface was very funky. It took days of power washing and scraping to prepare for re-covering.
Since moving here, the basement has been mostly ignored. It will be a huge project down there, to bring it to a state that we feel will be comfortable and fully live-able. Inside, it is still empty, with bare floors. We have been slowly devising a plan, but in the mean time our efforts have mostly been focused on our current, immediate living space. It has been nice to put some attention down there. One thing at a time.
The Ruche (shown above, with snaps!), will be getting a bit of a revision to make it even more functional. The Ruche has been a long time favorite, and there have been a few ways I have wanted to improve upon it. If you own a Ruche, and have any suggestions, please email me! I would love to hear about them. If you order a Ruche before the revision gets released, and would like snaps added, just make a note when you check out and I will add them for you, free of additional charge.
And one more little tidbit (tidbit? what kind of word is tidbit?)… According to the Farmer’s Almanac, July is The Full Buck Moon. “July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.” We found that pretty interesting, because we have definitely had a lot of energy building around here among the bucks. Last July they put on quite a show, butting heads and running around in circles with each other in the yard. I often wish that I could be a deer for a day and see what they are thinking and how they are perceiving. What kind of animal would you be for a day, if you could?