Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I'm going to take a spinning class on Friday and spend Saturday shopping for my birthday present from my husband. Yep, I've been given approval to buy a spinning wheel.
In honor of my trip, I thought I'd offer a few links to amazing spinning/fiber oriented websites:
Joyuna--This post has a picture of some stunningly beautiful sheep. Really.
One Crazy Fiber Lady--Nice pictures of drop spindles, as well as a beautiful wheel.
The Fiber of My Being-- The first post here shows some Newfoundland dog hair, cleaned for spinning!
The Sojourning Spinner--Love this blog that focuses on spinning with a drop spindle.
Bessybee Fiber's Blog--My goodness! The gorgeous fiber, ready to spin...
PumpkinTownPrimitives--And, this is Renee Gillespie. My husband bought my drop spindle from her a couple of years ago, along with an instructional video. I had a chance to meet her at a living history event last weekend and we exchanged phone numbers. Hopefully, we'll cross paths at SAFF!
I plan to come back with pictures of my weekend, including my new spinning wheel.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I'd love to hear your ideas for other combinations. What do you think- lemon cake and blueberry filling?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
"The two of you...you combine the blood of two ancient families, both of which have a long, complicated history with the gods. You are the most powerful Kane children to be born in many centuries."
from The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
What are you reading?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I've felt a bit like that saying lately. I seem to be really busy, but I still get behind in my projects. Lately, I've had lots of business and tax related things to take care of, and very little sewing has been done. Add to that, lots of my fall and Christmas listings just expired and you get a Bede Sisters Etsy shop with about half the inventory it had just a month ago.
In the past week, I did manage to make two new large bags. They are wonderful as diaper bags, as well as a great all day purse.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
So, what do you do with tomato plants that have been in the ground a mere few days? You cover them with anything you can find--half bushel baskets, buckets and sand castle building forms. I think we saved the plants, but time will tell.
Also, Timmy (the new baby goat) is doing well. He and his mother joined the rest of the goats on Thursday. He's discovered the salt block.
And he hasn't learned to escape the arms of a little girl who thinks he's the cutest thing EVER.
Anything new at your place?
Monday, April 9, 2012
I saw this somewhere a few years ago and had one of those moments my daughter calls a "face-palm". That's where you cover your face with your hand, the way you would if you just discovered that you'd been wearing two different socks all day.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
We had not moved her into our kidding pen, so it was up to me and the two younger children to move baby and mama out of the big shed and into the separate kidding area. It was an adventure, trying to get mama to follow me. I finally picked up the baby and sort of tempted her with him. Once we got them settled, I took a few pictures. Isn't he a cutie?
At least, I think it's a "he".
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
"Rapp flipped up the collar on his black jacket and pulled a thin black balaclava over his face. He hefted the coil of climbing rope, looked over the edge of the building and said to himself, "Two shots to the head."
I'm reading a spy novel and smelling like sunscreen. Must be almost summer. What are you reading?
Monday, April 2, 2012
How's your spring coming along? Or autumn, if you are south of the equator?
Sunday, April 1, 2012
No matter! The days are getting longer, my porch has been cleaned (though it could use another rinse to get rid of the rest of the pollen), the hummingbird feeder is hung up and the new herbs are planted in the herb garden. The vegetable patch has been tilled (thanks, sweetie!) and there are container tomato plants already on the patio.
This week I plan to take a sample from the pool for testing. The water looks good, but I'm sure it needs something to keep it that way. The children are already asking when they can go swimming. We stalled them today by hooking up the sprinkler. April 1 and we're expecting 91 degrees tomorrow!
The strawberry farm is open for picking already and I have plans to go there this week with friends. We'll pick in the morning and then we'll head back to the house to make jelly and jam.
Whew. I'm tired already. Maybe I should sit on the porch for a while and watch for hummingbirds.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
My family and I went to Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago. We had a nice time, although my son and I managed to get sick and one of the girls was sick the night we got home. On the whole though, it was a nice trip and we brought back great photos.
First up, this photo is from Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a great park and my son, the animal lover, really enjoyed it.
Next is my husband and children at the Magic Kingdom. The is the original park at Disney World in Florida. It's younger than Disneyland in California, but the first Disney park to open in central Florida. It's got the classics--Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo, etc. Should it worry me that my husband and daughter coordinated their outfits?
Look! It's me and my girls at Epcot! We stopped for a snack at the Land pavilion. I love Epcot and the Land has two of my favorite rides--Soarin' and Living with the Land.
Soarin' is a simulator ride that has you flying over California, with views of the ocean, orange groves and even a golf course.
Living with the Land is a slow ride through a greenhouse. But it's a Disney greenhouse and you see the most amazing ways they grow things, like tomatoes growing like trees (with elaborate supports) and plants growing without soil. They spray the nutrients directly onto the roots.
It was a fun trip and the children had loads of fun. On the whole though, I'm really glad to be back home, with fresh eggs and herbs just starting to peek back through the soil. Hmm, an omelet is sounding like a really nice dinner...