Goodbye tree…

I woke up to this today… No electricity, cable and electric lines down, chainsaws and strange men in MY yard…with almost no notice. We knew the tree was coming down, but didn’t know when. Our neighbor, who was apparently informed of all the details, denied knowing anything when telling us the tree would come down…

A cold, dreary, inside day…

Last night I had a migraine. It was not fun. I hadn’t had one in a while. Today I’m having to keep a low profile and not do too much, as when I bend over or get going too much…pound…pound…pound. I’m not sure what did it? I might have taken too many probiotics and had…

Pillows…and peas…

Last night I was so tired, I went to bed at 7:30! Of course, I didn’t stay there. There were many trips up and back to get supplies for this… Yes, a new project! I was inspired by Jude’s pillow and wanted to make one of my own. I had just seen her pillow project and…

Thread beads and blue…

Over the weekend I did a bit of dyeing. Not all of it was successful, but I do like these pieces… Those beautiful marks are made with rubber bands wrapped around the outside of the fabric. I’d like to repeat the experiment sometime with the fabric wrapped around a vegetable can and held on with…

I’m glad you’re here…

Guess what??? There are… I’m SO excited! Thank you to one of my regular commenters…Peggy…who suggested I put the Christmas cactus where the light was right! After my winter cactus bloomed I put Grandma’s cactus upstairs to enjoy the same light. It does appear conditions were perfect, as I’ve been waiting a long long time to…

A gray day…

I woke up early this morning – minus a couple hour’s precious sleep – to the most horrendous leg cramp I have every experienced in my life. Hours later, it still hurts to walk. I think it must be the result of all the bending and maneuvering I did yesterday when fortifying the new duck…

Slow going…trouble focusing…

I say “slow going,” but really I’ve been doing a lot. It’s like adding one more thing to my plate (the ducks) has watered down the amount of time I spend elsewhere. It’s actually a good thing. But now Spring is here, and I’m having trouble focusing. Yesterday was so beautiful, all I wanted to…

Honey dreams…

We were at Costco the other day and guess what they are selling? Beehive kits! I told H I really wanted one…he continues to remain in a state of disbelief. You have cats AND ducks and you want bees, too? Well, yes, yes I do. (And a dog, in case you forgot!) Yesterday we were…

Have photos…will share…

I am realizing how photo-driven my posts are. Sometimes I find it hard to get started writing without one. When I wrote for the newspaper for 6 or 7 years, I was a Copy Queen. That means I could churn out copy, i.e. news stories, like crazy. It’s also why I got burned out, but that’s another…

How time flies…

Where has the week gone? I wanted to write a full post since I am up late, having slept very early and am now up again, but I can’t find the keyboard we just bought for this thing. So I will peck at this screen for a bit before returning to bed. Monday was spent…

Cold again…

It was cold again today. Too cold for me to want to do much of anything outside. Which is just as well, because I had a lot to do inside. All I wanted to do was sit and stitch, but that didn’t happen for quite a while. Dyed items turned out ok. I like violet….

A day without wind…

The sun was out today. My face feels a bit toasted. And a gentle breeze, no wind. It was perfect. TG&Y had their bath outside today. They loved it. They loved the water, anyway, in their tub. I’m not sure if they could tell they were “outside.” Just two days ago it was a stretch…