July 1, 2021, I needed to supply a headshot jpg to apply for security clearance to potentially work with some students learning to crochet and knit in August so I crafted the above selfie that my phone camera labeled a portrait. When I attached the photo to an email to submit it I noted I did not know how to produce a jpg photo, but would the attached photo be acceptable? It was! I was relieved it was and glad that I passed the security clearance a few days later. Sadly for me, the classes were just canceled, though.
Some of you know I am particularly fond of the color purple, sheep, and processing wool. A young friend saw these socks and sent them to me to enjoy! Such fun!
This Spring my youngest daughter grew some Birdhouse Gourd seeds under grow lights inside her house and trusted me with this little vine to plant where the Sweet Pea vines had been a month ago.
The triple-digit weather we had at the end of June was very hard on plants, but so far these have survived and I am hoping they will thrive!
One day when the weather was perfect I was able to gather with some friends at a nearby friend's house for a luncheon backyard picnic...a lovely way to craft our friendships!
On the way home from the picnic I was pleasantly surprised to see Mt. Hood! The snowpack is quickly melting, but I enjoyed stopping to appreciate the view and craft a photo of it.
Remember the little Birdhouse Gourd vine my youngest daughter gave me to plant? This is how big it is now at the end of July!
It is fascinating to see the tendrils that grow from vines to help them to climb. I have never grown or processed a gourd to craft it into a birdhouse. Have you ever tried to do that?