it just won't stop raining here.
i made the body of that bag in the first and last picture a couple years ago and then it languished in a pile of unfinished things. the other day i sewed the strap on with some of the hemp webbing i've been dyeing for new shop goods. it's a nice switch from the bag i've been carrying around for years. i used a variety of patched together antique fabrics for the lining and i like this part best. the color combination of the outer canvas, the strap and the worn rose colors of the lining are pleasing.
you can also see in that top picture a pair of socks i knit a few years ago. they had a giant hole in one heel. i couldn't figure out how to darn it so i patched.
this weekend i drove out to my favorite local group shop and bought the antique hutch top in the middle picture for next to nothing. it was filthy and only has one door. but since moving i've had all my non-refrigerated food stored in paper bags. not ideal. the hutch works pretty well. now i just need to finish patching the drywall nearby. and install the kitchen stove. i've been cooking on a little plug in electric burner. have i not told you that? roughing it.
has anyone read "the bone people"? my sister, louisa, bought me a copy. i've just started to read it.