Whatever. It was my first pair of pants for a real human being (not My Little Ponies). You have to start somewhere. Maybe picking a thread to match the pants would be a good start. Wait a minute: here's some thread that matches:
It's an industrial spool of thread made into a lamp base! How cool is that? This idea was the brainchild of my brother and father. I asked them to make me one, but instead they gave me was an empty industrial spool prewired for a lamp. Still cool, but it's the thread that really lights me up. Pun intended.
Even without light, some of the tulips I was trying to force started growing. We hauled them out of storage and put them in a sunlit location yesterday. They quickly went from white to green.
Which means the tulips are already looking much better than the papyrus. Dear Readers, how do I love this papyrus? The problem with papyrus is that it needs to stay swimming in water. It dried out and turned quite yellow from a lack of water while we were in Rhode Island.
It still has a beauty to it. But, ah, I fear it may be a lost cause.
Another lost cause? These fennel seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. I was so smitten with the packages, that I didn't bother to read the back of the package, where it clearly states fennel grows best in cool temperatures. Uh, yeah. That would NOT be my treeless yard.
So, who wants some fennel seeds in very lovely package?