Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Moat

 Our castle (house) had developed a problem with the drainage around the foundation, which caused water to seep into the house. This isn't really unusual in my neighbourhood, since the houses are about 55 years old. This week, the contractors arrived to fix the problem. This meant digging a trench around the outside at the front of the house. When it started to rain (yet again), I started referring to it as my moat, and started shopping for a sea monster. Turns out, sea monsters are in short supply on the internet, but the trench has been filled and the mess is nearly gone.

While this was going on, the pets and I hid in the family room and sunroom at the back. So we did laundry, read books, knitted, and played games.

I finished these socks. They match about as well as you can manage with a self striping yarn. 

While trying to take a picture of Emme, Mudd decided that I needed help.

He is such a character. You can tell he is asking "Whatcha Doin'?" Photo bombing is one of his specialties.

Meanwhile, Emme is wondering why the begonia she loves to torture is out on the patio. 

Awhile ago, I started taking apart a bag that had become worn around the edges. Today, I finished the job and realized that I had enough prequilted fabric to make 2 zippered pouches. So, I will do that. Maybe they can raise some money for Mudd and Emme's rescue group.

The fabric is some vintage Laurel Burch, no longer available. I think it might be my favourite of all her fabrics. 

Since fall weather is truly here, I think I will go and sit by the fire with my knitting. Looks like we will be getting more rain soon.


  1. Love that fabric, and there is such joy in having cats for company, even if the moat will keep them from straying,. Have they been outside yet?

  2. Pretty sure I still have some of that fabric - I made a purse with it! Cute kitties, Mudd seems to be quite the character.

  3. That Mudd is pretty darn cute! I'm sure the rescue group will be happy with the pouches.

  4. Those two are definitely making life interesting. Adding a lot more dimensions to the family, more people to talk to…

  5. Very nice socks and great match - perfection spells manufactured to me, I much prefer them slightly out! Lovely fabric and purrfect for you! xx

  6. That fabric is delightful -- and one of LB's that I'd not seen before. Love the photo-bomber! I had one of my own, years ago...PM me and I'll send you the jpg so you can see for yourself. Unseasonably warm here so, while I'm about to turn the heel on the 2nd sock of a pair of boot socks (6 ply), I'm still down the cross-stitch rabbit hole. And no rain. Just prairie dry.