Posts Tagged ‘amber’
As I drove, I could see the anvil clouds and lightning flashes off to the south of my route. For most of my trip, I kept hoping that the rains would stay down that way, since my path was pretty much due west, and maybe I’d get out of this ridiculous flytrap truck before I had to rely on the windshield wipers again. [It is not so much that the wiperblades were bad, as it was that I’d got sufficient bugs splattered on the windshield as to make lots of translucent smears when the wipers were in operation…]
Ominous signs that this or that 260 acres were available for “development”. The thunk and rattle of the now-empty truck box. Are they called truck boxes? It’s the box part of the truck… Cargo area?
Drive, drive, chase the fading light all the way home….
So there were five, and three immediately got homes when it came time for them to stop living under our back steps. The two gingers are being fostered, and I am sure they will be fine, because the amount of adorable they generated was quite impressive, and hand-tamed kittens are typically easier placements than adult cats. I’ll check with the rescue to find out how they fare.
In the meantime, though, here is our new kitty:
Posted in Art and Craft, Backstory, Fabric, tagged a long family line of jackdaws, amber, antique textiles, change, fur coat linings, gifts from an old trunk, pink, rose, satin, silk, Skinner's Silk and Satin on 23 March, 2015| Leave a Comment »
These blooms have kept their charm for a hundred years….
Thanks to the selvage on some of these fabrics, I even know where this was most likely made: Skinner’s Silk Mill, in Holyoke, MA. The next time I’m in the Pioneer Valley section of MA, I’ll have to visit Wisteriahurst and see what their archives have…