Clearly Mr. Big Thunder was all for show.
I bought some more 16 eggs from another locale lady & crafted my own DYI incubator with a styrofoam cooler but it wasn't holding the humidity high enough so I bought a real one, with auto turn & digital temp and humidity gauges. 6 of those went under my broody hen & the rest went into the 'bator. So far only one is trying to hatch. They were all due to be born this weekend. Nothing.
We hit up the St. Paul Critter Market Saturday. I had won two contests and was expecting 6 chicks (3 from each win) However I was only given 3. Disappointing but I bought a few others from another vendor. So now there are 9 peeping chicks in my craft area. It's one of the warmest places in the house, which the babies need.
A mutual friend got me in touch with another local lady w/ eggs. She provided me with 4 dozen mixed breed eggs from her farm.
One: SAL's: I joined up with Durene Jones freebie Tea & Cakes sal being provided through Lakeside Needle Crafts FB page.
Two: For my May Smalls SAL contribution I finished this clown fish puzzle on a baby onesie. The back stitching didn't turn out very well. It got all wonky and wiggly. I'd still do this one again...but on aida next time round.
Three: I also did up these 2 little cards: These Lucie Heaton Christmas Fairies were the "free gift" that was added to the Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine: November 2015.
Five: I finished the baby sampler gift I'd done up for some neighbour customers of mine. Its from the 2017 May issue of CrossStitcher Magazine. Baby Bunting by Faye Walsh of Little Dove Designs.I didn't have quite a big enough piece of boarding for the back so it looks like its a little gaped. I didn't much care for the colours either upon completion. The stitched model looked much more cheery. But its complete, and given they were thankful I thought of them so Good Job. :)
Completed our year end dance performance. It was a lot of stress and fun.
|Aunty vs little niece ballet slippers|
|Mom & daughter (tap vs Broadway feet)|
Dance took up Mother's Day so nothing really special for that other than my daughter made me a wonderful card. I did swing by The Lobster Mobsters seafood truck and get me a few bodies though. Which were tender and gone too quickly.
And while at our local 2nd hand store (Lolly Pops) looking for gnomes for my sister, I came across this little fella and rescued it. I'd thought it was a heat pad, you know for pots - but its actually got a space for a dowel along the top. Either way it was cute & I couldn't just leave someone's handy work. There's not signature or date on it so I don't even get to know who the crafter was.