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After hearing it would take about another 100 bags. I decided to have a load of mulch delivered. So here is what 4.5 yards of mulch looks like dumped in your yard. The second picture is what it looks like after 2 nights after work of shoveling enough to get the fence opened after he dumped the mulch. Show More Summary


Shannon's side yard is so over grown with these strange weeds and no matter how much you pull them out within weeks that are a foot high and taken over again. So for their birthdays I hired a friend who came over, pulled them all out, trimmed everything, applied weed killer and then built them a seating area. Show More Summary

Folded Fabric

After months of having the comic boards, I decided to take the plunge I'd seen so many quilters doing and and fold my fabric on boards similar to mini bolts. It doesn't take up any less space but I must admit it is much easier to see what you have. Here are my before and after pictures.

New Home Vintage Machine

I just realized the gold machine will have to be vintage machine #3 since I forgot about the 1950's Dressmaker that was the first one. Anyway, here's an old New Home Light Running from the 40's. Her case needs a little restoring or recovering and her cords were spliced together but she runs like butter and she is too cute. Show More Summary

Vintage Sewing Machine #2

I'll call this number 2 since the treadle is number 1. I realized over this past weekend I will likely never use the treadle. I am using it as a table now to hold my Dressmaker but I can't see myself ever sewing on it and I have no idea how to get it running, replace parts, etc.I found this Free Westinghouse from the 40's at Goodwill for $6. Show More Summary

Little Dog aka Azeroth

I just like posting pictures of my grand dog cause I love that crazy, hyper, nutty little dog.


It's hard to believe another month has gone by and I forget to come here and post things. I think about it then after all day on the computer I rarely turn it on at night. Not much is new except the roof, after a couple of minor issues, is finished. Show More Summary


2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

...with leaves. I am season, season is me. I have to stitch this.

LOOKING at how it might have happened

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Collected a few old photos from the blog. With leaves on my mind. Obviously they have been on my mind before On the ground before as well. Looking at how it might happen... again. With nine on my mind......... Looking...

Rain again

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Sure are a lot of rainy days here lately. Damp. chilled. When it rains a lot I get buggy. I start rearranging furniture. Things. I get that from Mom. On rainy days she used to call me and say, "Whatcha...


Thinking about a new project. Black & white. Where the whites are scrappy low volume prints. Reversed from my original plan of scrappy blacks on white. ‘Cause I don’t already have enough UFO’s that need finishing. And I’ve lost my blogging mojo. So, I’ve resorted to reposting Instagram photos. Even though there is stitching going […]

A simple way to depart from square

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Or anything really. Stretch it. Stretching can be a way to measure reach. Redefine one's sense of place. Without going too far.

Just a day

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A day with a lot of staring. I just let it be. Something is shifting in me. Probably sympathy with the season. These transition days. Better not to talk too much. Never amounts to much. We all have these days,...

Late day Stray update

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

October can strengthen September's vision. I will talk more about this tomorrow. I'm pooped.

Considering change

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Taking extra time to witness. Over night there was fading and curling. I wonder if it made noise I couldn't hear. I love how the Grape leaned over to touch Sassafras. The serious stray that has been moving So Slowly...

A day of To Do

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Time out to vacuum. Among other things.

Empathy and Connectedness with Nature

Illustration: Small transient homage to nature. Photo taken by John Hopper, 2014. When I personally walk within the natural environment, I hear the trees swaying in the breeze, hear the water rushing over boulders, the complexity ofShow More Summary

What I imagined

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

And then what I saw which I previously thought I imagined. The fox I call Red Shadow. AKA Stinky.


2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

First really cold morning in October. 46 degrees. Colder than yesterday. Warmer than last year. Fired up. Dye po(e)ts are brooding. My dyeing these days has no calculation or expectation. I just gather what I have, what I find. And....

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