Genealogy and Blueberries

No art accomplished this week. It was all about genealogy. Our local Willard Library hosted Heritage Days Festival this week with five days of sessions on everything from the best websites and apps for local history, to Google Earth Pro and organizing your stuff. I learned so much that I feel like my head might…

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My New Design Board

I’ve been thinking about a design board for awhile. I have a small one – 16 x 16 – I bought years ago, and it never was big enough even though I work pretty small. So in my email box comes a blog post from Alana Craft about making my own design board. Well, I…

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Irises and Inspiration

Today I am talking about irises and inspiration. A little about my history with the irises here. The spring after we moved in we discovered irises blooming in several places. It wasn’t just a couple different irises, but lots of different ones. The original owner (before the people we purchased this house from) must have…

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Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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May Update

Today is the second day of May and I think it’s finally going to be warm. This Spring has been so wet and cold, that I am so behind on my outside chores. But before I talk about them and other outside stuff, here is some ice dyed fabric that I played with Jacquard deColourant…

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Road trip and quilts

We took a short trip to Nashville Indiana last week. Our plans included some hiking and shopping and of course, eating. The key word here is “included.” This picture kind of said it all!! Here is one of the shops we dropped in. We also found an olive oil bar. We visit these stores wherever…

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Sunday Recipe: Roasted Veggies

With lots of goodies coming in from the garden, I wanted to share with you roasted veggies, one of my favorite new way to cook them. As most of you know, Dave and I share cooking duties here at Happy Acres. I cook two weeks and he cooks the next two weeks. One of our…

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Flag Swap and more

Back in February I posted about this Positive Prayer Flags swap. Last week I received my six flags. Aren’t they beautiful? I’ve added the extra flag I made so I end up with seven flags from this swap. I’ve hung them under the ones I made last year.   Much of my time has been…

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October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and mulching. Right now I have 25 bags of mulch in the bed of the truck…

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