Organizing and more

Can you believe the summer is almost over? I sure can’t. Here is a little of what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks. I have been reading this organizing book since I have a strong urge to move stuff out of here! I really like her idea of organizing not by room,…

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More Stencil Making

Since I bought my new gadget, The Silhouette Portrait, I have been in the stencil-making mode. Here is my new design on fabric. In this post I’m going to take you through my process from a photograph to my finished stenciled fabric. A couple years ago, my friend Amy and I took a day and…

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Sketching and Watercolor with Jane LaFazio

I had the pleasure of spending Sunday with Jane LaFazio and fifteen other students. I have been looking forward to this class since July. As the time drew nearer I started to question my decision to sign up for this class. What was I thinking? Me take a sketch class? However, during the introductions at…

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Sunday Roundup

Good Morning! I thought I’d give you an update of stuff going on here at Happy Acres. Thanks to all of you who emailed me for some of my Melissa lavender on my Lavender Shortbread Cookie post. I was amazed at the interest. Unfortunately I don’t have enough to go around to everyone, but will…

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Bayard Park Sketch Crawl

On Tuesday I participated in a sketch crawl. Well, it’s not really a crawl or a walk or a stand – but maybe – Yes!¬† a stroll. We spent an hour strolling around the Bayard Park area, near the East Branch Library which was sponsoring this class. This area is made up of beautiful old…

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Unfinished

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I posted. It’s been busy around here with just keeping everything alive. I water daily and early before the heat sets in. I picked the last of the blueberries the other day after harvesting almost daily since the end of May. Last week we did get…

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The dwarf irises are blooming

It is really amazing how everything is blooming so early this year. If you have followed my blog for the past couple of years you know that we have a lot of irises. Last year due to the wet spring, our irises did not do well at all. Not even half of the varieties bloomed.…

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Summer Sketching

Last night, after a busy day here at Happy Acres, I sat and played a little bit with my sketchbook. I used some of the new Gelly Roll Metallics I won recently. I also used some of my favorite markers. They don’t seem to be “in” markers, but I really love them. It seems like…

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