a. I'm too lazy to figure out a good way to get rid of them.
b. so I tell myself it's providing imaginative fodder for the children - they harvest different weeds for different plays.
c. Our yard stays green even when the cultivated grass lawns on either side of us go brown and croaking at the first lack of water.
d. It's how I get my jollies (as my dad would say), being slightly kooky. This is my version of socially risky behavior.
e. And, yes, I'm too lazy to reseed grass and keep the children off while it grows.
Isn't my reel mower nice? (I did put shoes on to actually mow - I forget why my feet are bare in this photo). Maybe if I got the mower sharpened every year, my yard would look more tidy when I was done mowing. But I have different priorities - food and fabric, for starters.
I'm wearing the first skirt I made in my new era (the old era was high school and sewing patterns that always had "1 hour" in the title and turned out hideous). It's from this book and it's the most basic A-line.
I used a bias tape maker to make the bias tape, which was so narrow it gave me fits at the pockets. And I had finished the hem with that bias tape, but it looked so bad I just cut it off a year later and put in a shirttail hem. I made it before I got my Bernina, so it's at least 2.5 years old. It's become my serious or dirty work skirt and now it's on the Record.