Zebraic Equation Grapples with Stash Black Hole Mystery

And Liberates Birds For Jungle January

Someone set the drums beating again

Drums: “Hey, what’s cooking?”

Me:  “Can’t find my JJ fabric.”

Drums: “So you can’t rustle up something with this black and white?”

Me: “Er, like what, zebra? ”

Drums: ” Yup, and  check this out. Subtle”

Fawn and White

Fawn and White

Me: “Sweet! yet no fawn jersey. And my white is flimsier than my black”

Drums: “Just use it double?”

Me: “OK, but how do a zebras stripe? ”

Drums: “We’ve googled. Each one is different. Just pick a photo and crib a slice”

Time passed as I googled over baby zebras ……….

Not for Hearthrugs

Not for Hearthrugs

Me: “My white isn’t brilliant it’s…”

Drums: “Natural? Naturellement”

and so finally this happened…..

Looks Better on a Zebra

Looks Better on a Zebra

Me: “It looks a bit c**p. Especially that chunk at the side where I tried to get away without piecing in another black bit.”

 an awkward dithery pause….

Naff Bit Needs Black

Naff Bit Needs Black

Me again crossly: “It needs ripping out and fixing, but there’s no time. Its Five to Flippin’ February already”

Drums: ” Er… our advice, don’t let the herd see it”

Me: “Wait, there’s a drawer in the black hole (aka hallway)”

and whilst churning frantically through pieces of suiting, lace, scraps of velvet, and the odd long forgotten rayon print or two with a flurry of fluttering, this happened …

Free at Last

Free at Last

Me again hysterically: “The birds! The birds! They’re here! In the Black Hole! Who knew!”

Birdie Top

Birdie Top


Drums: ” If only you’d done the  jeans in the natural denim you bought last year, you’d have an outfit”





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8 Responses to Zebraic Equation Grapples with Stash Black Hole Mystery

  1. Well I for one like the monochrome and the birds!

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  2. Ebi Poweigha says:

    Love the zebra top! So creative.

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  4. Aunt Mayme says:

    Delightful Story. I like both of them.

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  5. fabrickated says:

    I really like what you have done with the Zebra top. And I always love seeing you in your gorgeous clothes. And the birds are super too.

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  6. Both very beautiful tops!

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  7. mrsmole says:

    Great ideas and great garments…love the black and white top!!!! So nice to see birds coming out of the jungle too after all the cats have come and gone!


  8. Both lovely tops! The zebra one is very clever!


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