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A Red-tailed Hawk and More

Yes, that's a Red-tailed Hawk on my neighbor's air-conditioner laying in the sun spreading his wings! He seems to like that air-conditioner because my partner Tom has seen him there several times. The first time I saw him I thought he looked so out of place in New York City. But there's an endless supply of pigeons here so I am sure he's doing just fine. I wonder if he could be a descendant of Pale Male! Tom, who took the photo, placed our cat Anni on the windowsill so she could get a look. Notice how the hawk is looking our way. I am sure he noticed Anni as well!
   
Now it's on to a different topic. Yesterday I purchase some new cotton print fabric online. I use this fabric to line the interior of my handbags. I always fuse it with one layer of light fusible interface to add structure and durability. This is the first time I bought cotton print fabric online. I hope my purchase will be as nice as pictured! I especially love floral prints and enjoy selecting which print will work best with a particular handbag. Sometimes I create an applique design after being inspired by a certain print. Other times I select the fabric based on which applique I plan to use. It's all part of the creative process that I really enjoy! 
Before I finish up this post I want to thank a very lovely person who wrote to me yesterday via my Etsy shop to let me know that she posted about my Wayfarer Purse in her blog. Thank you Mariel! You can see the post here. Check out the blog, "Or so she says...", for a daily dose of great ideas!
   

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