The winner of the hand-woven, hand-sewn zippered pouch is….. Brenda Scruggs I’ve got the pink/blue cloth and the green/tan cloth. I can do credit card size or 10X6-inch size. Leave me a comment with your preferences. Congratulations! And thanks for being a reader and subscriber!
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My dried beets tasted great (see yesterday’s post) except they were a little too tough for snacking. I am not deterred. I read a recipe this summer that I have been wanting to try so my beets will be a great start to the preparations. The recipe is for a salad topping of dried and […]
I planted pansies this year thinking I might beautify my property and give it the ever so important curb appeal. I planted them in deck baskets with coconut hair… I put them in pots. And I put them in hanging planters. A feast for the eye at many levels. My curb appeal lasted about two […]
I’m not ready to start a weaving cottage industry but I am having fun making zippy little purses out of the cloth I have been weaving in my class. I am fortunate to have a weaving teacher living in my neighborhood. Once a week I have been weaving wonderful masterpieces of cloth. (Or at least […]
After seeing all of my talented neighbors, I decided I wanted to get in on the creative action. My talents, however, have always been in the performing arts – playing flute, dancing, twirling baton. Whenever I make something with my hands, it is usually a craft and I am following someone else’s pattern or idea. […]
I’m back. I take a break but I always come back. I miss my blog and my readers, so here I am. You are probably wondering why I take breaks. That’s a hard question to answer since I do enjoy it so much but it mostly is a time issue. It takes me a long time […]
I added a door knocker to my front door. I like door knockers. To me, they are elegant and formal. Also, after I realized that I had become Granny from the Clampetts (see this post) I thought I better be sure that I am the Beverly Hills Granny and not the the Bug Tussle Granny.
My summer vacation is counting down and I am in full DIY mode getting everything done and crossed off my summer list. We go back to school August 1st. That’s next Monday. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Only SIX days left!!!!!!! Today I made a wooden tray with my very own […]
I made pickles Friday and yesterday I made some other condiments – ketchup and mustard. A few years ago I made some ketchup and it was legendary…at least to me. I loved it much more than commercial ketchup. The only negative that I noticed about making and preserving ketchup is that it turned off-color pretty quickly in […]
I made pickles for the first time this morning. In life, I was pretty late to the pickle party only starting to eat them a few years ago. My philosophy was why eat home canned goods with vinegar (pickle) when you can have something with sugar (jam)? I seem to have a bit of a sweet […]