The tomatoes that Chris planted in the little peat starters are looking great!
Their first true leaves are starting to appear – and they’re getting a little crowded. Soon, they would be to the point where they would compete for light and root space, and they would end up leggy and weak.
So, sad though it is, [...]
I don’t often get into political or cultural issues in my blog – it’s yarn, and bugs, and the yard, and snippets of my life… pretty easy stuff. This post is a little angrier than most, because it hits a nerve with me. I’ve lived in Texas since I was five, and sometimes it’s an [...]
One of the things that Chris and I both really like about the new house, is that it has a good space for a big vegetable garden. We’re at the stage where we’re trying to balance pre-season enthusiasm with the realization of how much labor it can be as things get big.
Tomato and pepper seedlings [...]
The knotwork necklace, finished. I’m hoping to get some shots in natural daylight, to see if they will make the weird coloring of these beads show up better.
Ironically, the best way to see the color of the beads, is to force it out of focus.
Specs: The weaving is approximately twenty-four inches long, but with the [...]
I finished the ribbon last night. This is an in-progress picture; I’ll get more once I have it all hemmed up and beaded and finished this evening.
The sunlight through the window was good for the color of the beads, but a little harsh for shadows. The surface beads over the knotwork on either side of [...]
We ended up with a total of 12.5 inches by official report; here, we had an accumulation of about 11.5.
Lots of people lost tree branches. Some lost whole trees.
This poor tree tried to lean both ways, and split down the middle:
Thank you to several of my friends for pointing this out – my blog got hacked.
Since then, I have uninstalled and reinstalled WordPress three times, deleted all of my databases… and still kept getting hacked. I’m hoping that this time, I’ve got it sorted. If you see this come up in your news [...]
I’ve warped up and started weaving on the knotwork necklace ribbon. The knots are coming out a little bulkier than I had thought – I’m going to end up with fewer of the big square beads on it, but it should be fine otherwise.
I’m very pleased with [...]
We woke up this morning to a Winter Wonderland outside. This is the view from our bedroom window. It’s lovely living in the treetops.
After the morning brightened a little, this is the view across the creek from the back yard.
The house looks really at home in snow [...]
I’m still in the sketch-and-make-yarn stages on this one.
The “sketch” – this is a paper strip of roughly the width I’m aiming for, with a knotwork pattern. The knots won’t be quite like this one, but this is as close as I could get with Celtic Knot font.
I’m debating whether the dagger beads [...]