Dividing time: Aug 29 to Sep 4

What happened this week? I’m feeling like nothing happened, but thanks to keeping track via photos, I can look back at everything. Last Sunday I did a bit of dying. Another half pound of wool and another striking color. The wool will most likely be spun and turned into a weaving project. I also dyedContinue reading “Dividing time: Aug 29 to Sep 4”

Busy Week of Wool

Life has certainly been moving along. With my body aches subsiding, I’ve started working on wool with seriousness. I realize that I only have about 2 months left of outdoor drying as autumn approaches. Yes, dyed wool!!!! I’m loving the colors that are coming out of my crazy dye baths. Slowly but surely I’m startingContinue reading “Busy Week of Wool”

Completed Cow and Genetic Dogs

Happy March! My brain is already running crazy with the recent test results from our two dogs. I’m getting ahead of myself… let’s step backwards to the cow completion: Here she is complete with a pink tongue sticking out. The stand is cedar with a round of gold leaf. Cow is 94% Oregon wool, 4.5%Continue reading “Completed Cow and Genetic Dogs”

Worth the time

Last night was the auction finale for Makindu Children’s Center. As you might recall, I donated a hand made Gingko Leaf lamp. That little lamp stirred up quite a flurry of bidding, topping out at the second highest amount in the auction. The lamp went for over double the normal retail price! I was shockedContinue reading “Worth the time”

Wildfires Burning

Many of you know that I live in the state of Oregon on the west coast of the United States. We have copious amounts of beautiful scenery, old growth forests (in some locations), beaches, rivers and gorgeous mountains. We also have massive wildfires burning throughout the state right now. Almost a million acres have burnedContinue reading “Wildfires Burning”

Insects in the garden

The garden continues to ramp up production. More zucchini, cukes, kale, and peas. Pole beans will start blooming in the next 2 days. Tomatoes continue to ripen, but what really captures my attention are all the insects! The Catnip was swarming with bees and small butterflies this afternoon. I could spend hours there watching allContinue reading “Insects in the garden”

Dogs vs Opossum

Last week we had an incident in the backyard. They happen on pretty regular occasion: the dogs scent some creature, there’s a big chase around the giant juniper bushes with the dogs climbing in as deep as they can. Barking, massive thundering pounding footsteps as they race around the bushes. It often occurs late, andContinue reading “Dogs vs Opossum”

Mmmmm scones…. and a puppy

Ginger scones, how I love thee… Yes, pandemic/stay-at-home baking continues today with candied ginger lemon scone. I product tested two straight from the oven (the small ones that won’t be missed), and they receive a double thumbs up! Maybe tonight’s walk will have to involve a bit more cardio activity! Originally, I had planned toContinue reading “Mmmmm scones…. and a puppy”

Fox Time

I’ve been switching sites for the wildlife camera and was pleased to find a Grey Fox passing through our yard! We’re actually part of it’s nightly rounds and I have shifted from photo to video mode. Every morning I gleefully pull out the little SD card and put it into the reader slot of theContinue reading “Fox Time”

Bug taking shape

Holes and crazy bugs are taking shape on the iris stalks. Progress is in super slow mode. The colors have become a tad wild for my normal sense of life, but it works. Fingers crossed for another chance tomorrow afternoon for additional work. Off to cook dinner! Drawing: colored pencil, watercolor, micron pen and pencil.