Damselfly

23 Feb 19
Badger Fly Fishers

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, 40 percent of global insect species are threatened with extinction.  The four most affected aquatic insect populations, which the study describes as “imperiled,” are caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies and dragon and damselflies.  Additional information about this study can be found at this link. Cordially, Buzz […]

23 Feb 19
Damselfly's Delights

The Peacoat Project is coming along. But how about a wee digression? Mostly because I’m kind of tired of semi-couture tailoring! And I do mean a “wee” digression. See? Apparently ChiaoGoo means “crafty woman” in Chinese and this is a really small set of interchangeable knitting needles. I heard all you going “Wait! What?” But […]

22 Feb 19
Emily's Phlog

GOOD MORNIN’!! I am currently in the throes of researching the topic I stumbled upon in my last post. I don’t think throes is the correct word for it but I used it anyway. Midst would be a more appropriate word, now that I think about it. I’ve already digressed in my research and have […]

22 Feb 19
Drosophila on the Wall

At any given time, it is estimated that there may be as many as 10 quintillion insects alive. That’s 1018, or to put it into more visual terms, each person on the planet could own their own 1.4 billion insects! Insects account for over 80% of global species diversity and are found on every continent […]

22 Feb 19
Nightjars & Damselflies

  No one marks Time like Nature.   — C.Birde, 2/19    

22 Feb 19
W0lfsPr1de

I think I’m not the only one that harbours a great dislike for mosquitoes. I usually find comfort in researching the purpose of a specie that I find particularly annoying. This gives me a kind of closure to tolerate the insect, say flies for example. But what is the real purpose of mosquitoes? There are […]

20 Feb 19
Nightjars & Damselflies

  I have nothing. I have nothing left. I have nothing left to say. My words, a song of rust brushed against an ear unhearing, turned away. Absorbed in conflict and distraction. Take your ease in your unease. I have nothing. I have nothing left. I have nothing left to say.     — C.Birde, […]

20 Feb 19
Damselfly's Delights

Well, actually three interfacings but first we’ll discuss the two different brands of fusible hair canvas that I bought. I know it would be helpful if I knew which brands these are but unfortunately I didn’t note that down! The top one is more grey in colour and also more expensive at $15.99 per metre. […]

19 Feb 19
the twisted yarn

I’ve finished knitting a thing. It’s a big thing. 110cm (43″) square, to be precise. You’re looking at 123 500 stitches which, it’s fair to say, took a good while to complete. It’s made of Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift, and it weighs in at 500 grams. That’s a kilometre of yarn. It was knitted in […]

18 Feb 19
colour it green

We have been waiting anxiously for frogspawn this year, as this year is different.  My son decided to build a pond in his part of the garden,with a view to encouraging wildlife.  And the day after we filled the newly dug pond, wildlife came – first came the skaters, then the waterboat men.  The beetles […]

18 Feb 19
San on the Lam

Sunday 11 September 2011. Up at dawn, packed and in the car. The plan was to take a look around Sedona, appreciating those marvellous rock formations, drop in on Bubbling Ponds again (as it had been pretty good the day before), and then make our way out to Mormon Lake, where we had booked a […]

18 Feb 19
Spinning Roses N Vines

She walked gracefully under the canopy of dark needles, the only thing moving in an otherworldly stillness. She glanced all around. There was a good reason why this wood was called Black Forest. It was not just a reference to the Black Forest on Earth, where a portal lay connecting the two worlds, but also […]

18 Feb 19
Damselfly's Delights

Oh. My dears. I am down and dirty with this Thread Theory Goldstream Peacoat for Thom. This beast is armour tough! Seventy-gabillion layers of interfacing: hair canvas, fusible weft insertion. Roll-line stay tape. Lining. Basting. Tailor’s tacks, for crying out loud! I feel as if I’ve been cutting out pieces for an eon. Fusing… Let […]

17 Feb 19
K. Wayne L.

Brentwood, Nhir A poor girl named Ava was short on coin, yet was full of her ma’s rich warmth and undeserved love. Which is why it broke Ava’s heart to see her ma, her name being Lach since she was full of kindness and hope, lay in the only bed they had, sick with a […]