Sunday, July 19, 2009


I had to have 2 of my Redbud trees chopped down a few weeks ago due to weak, falling limbs. I had the treemen leave the stumps of the trees so that I could use them as plant holders. I had 2 of those lined plant baskets that fit perfectly on the 2 large stumps and purchased a small one for the smaller stump. I attached them with those strong heavy duty staples and put in some purslane. I had to select a plant that would withstand the over 100 degree days we have had for over a month, with little or no rain. After just a few weeks of watering daily, they have filled out the baskets and look great. The second Redbud stump has a basket ready for planting green peas, however, I'll have to wait until September to do that when the weather is a bit cooler.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I worked on little things last week. I have lots of fabric scraps and decided to make some little bags to hold lace tools, crochet hooks, etc. I also covered some buttons with fabric and did some embroidery, beading and crochet to embellish. Had fun doing the buttons and am planning to do some more real soon. Still don't know how I'll use them but I know eventually something will come to me.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Some beautiful new bobbins purchased from a bobbin maker in New Zealand. Check out his website: .
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