A month or so ago, Briar startled a skunk in the garden and Briar and I had a very close call. I've always thought it would be a good idea to have skunk wash supplies on hand as they are in the neighborhood; this motivated me to get prepared!
I did all the piecing by hand so I had some thinking time. Thinking about how our environment is out of balance. About encounters between wild animals and domestic, encounters that humans have with them. About how skunks are most likely to be seen at dawn and dusk as they are nocturnal. We might say something is as different as day and night, or black and white. About skunks as pets or as something we avoid.
The basket makes a good way to store fabric as well...
I gathered up the fabric scraps I had on the table. The blue is a piece I just pulled out of the indigo vat as a test scrap (one dip that I forgot about for about 2 days), it's still working and not too stinky.