The morning was spent making cards for two birthdays next week. Ann owns the alpaca farm and she shares a birthday with her husband Mike.
Yesterday morning I also worked on a little project for Ann's farm--she wanted some vinyl letters to add to a sign and I created them for her.
Himalayan Blackberries are a horrible invasive species in Oregon but for a few weeks in August I don't hate them.
This is the first harvest. I will make some blackberry bread today once I get rid of all the non-ripe ones. I should have enough, I hope. The perfectly ripe ones come off the vines with a little gentle tap--if you have to put any pressure on, they aren't ripe and are very sour.
This isn't a pattern by Cozy Blue but one by a designer I found on named https://www.tamarny.com/. Her designs are similar in aesthetic to Cozy Blue and the colors on this one match the other colors I've done in my Christmas triptych.
We took the dogs down to the beach last evening at low-ish tide and it was so, so very windy. The type of wind that you can just see the sand blowing. We hurried over to the cape to see if that would reduce the wind, and it helped a little bit. All in all, it was a bit of a short walk.
This morning, two does and three fawns were walking down the street. We've seen a doe with a fawn, and the twin fawns, but it was lovely to see this group.
I'm sure will see them again!