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Archive for June, 2007

A Smile From My Garden


Today’s harvest. Rain today! Hallelujah! This is the first substantial rain we have had in 2 months. I thought we were going to turn into a desert.

My Softer Side




It’s so hard for me to settle down to doing one thing for very long. There are so many fun things out there to do. I’ve been doing some crocheting, felting, and sewing lately. I crocheted a couple of purses that I finally finished yesterday and am listing them on etsy. I also started felting some more beads. Those are things that I can do while I watch TV (which I don’t do a lot of) or ride in the car. I made a necklace from some of the beads and listed it for sale too. The model for the necklace was my lovely daughter-in-law, Christina. I don’t know if these will appeal to anyone, but I can’t help making stuff and I have to do something with it. I’ve also found that if you don’t consistently list things on etsy, your item goes way down in the list and rarely gets viewed. Listing on a regular basis insures traffic to your shop. My goal of one thing every day was a little ambitous but one or two things a week is not too hard.

Elderberry Truck


I just finished a painting for my husband’s birthday that I wanted to share with you. For special occasions I do a painting for his office. Usually they are of scenes from our farm or community. This painting was done from a photo I took last summer in our small town. There was a broken down truck parked in a field and the bed of it was filled with elderberry flowers and it was surrounded by Queen Anne’s lace. I loved the faded blue color. What could have been an eyesore was transformed into a quaint summer scene.
This summer, that truck is gone and they replaced it with a red one. I’ll just have to wait and see how this scene turns out.

Mosaic Pedestal


I just completed a garden pedestal for myself. Sometimes I have to do a piece just for me and not for sale. Don’t muzzel the oxen that treadeth the grain. I have had a couple of pieces of salvaged pvc sewer pipe for several months, waiting with this project in mind. The tile is also salvaged from various projects of my own and my mom’s and sisters’s. I’t is about 3 feet tall and 7 inches in diameter. I am using it to cover the unsightly pipe that goes to our septic tank that I’ve been looking at for 11 years. Now it’s covered.