I can't believe that my doggies can sleep so much, too. They are a riot and NEVER complain about having to go back to bed. I wake periodically and see them out cold and loving it. My best pals. As much as I say I am done with dogs after this lot, I might have to reconsider. They have really helped me rest during this bout of respiratory mange. The birds are putting up with less interaction, too, and Hapi entertained himself last night by finding a bag filled with packages of playing cards (meant to be turned into bird toys) and tossing individual cards all over the floor. He had a blast, so it is fine with me!
On the art front, I am increasingly interested in the whole Boro-upcycle movement that I see cropping up everywhere. I love the Indian kantha blankets that reuse fabric and have one on my bed courtesy of Ocean State Job Lot (On sale this week...might have to grab a second...perfect for year round use) and have been seeing such interesting little stitched pieces made from clothing scraps. The only thing holding me back from cutting up all the clothes I no longer need is the waste factor -- once I cut into something, using only a scrap, what happens to the rest? Isn't that more wasteful than just donating old garments? Hmmm...I suppose they could be recycled in the textile bin near the school. I have visions of painting and/or using old washcloths, towel scraps, and clothing I've loved but no longer wear. Stitching into fragments to make them as precious as the memory of the garment was...wait, here's another tangent to play with. Brain, stop! Too many options. I better get these chores done early to try to get some art time in, methinks! Cheers.