Dyeing and Buying Wool

It’s another slippery slope – wool. And it’s all because of Sherrie. If you’d like to see what Sherrie is doing and what got me inspired to go down this path, check out her blog – Sherrie loves color. As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed stitching in Connie’s class this month.…

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Quilt Shop and More

This week I took to the road and headed up an hour away to Washington Indiana to meet a friend of mine for lunch. Gail and I are part of the “Garden Girls” a group that’s been meeting monthly for lunch for years. Of the five of us, only three are still living close. Chris,…

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More Dyeing and Irises

Since launching my online class, Icy Delights, I have been trying to catch up with what I wanted and needed to do and had put off while getting that class ready. Unfortunately, it has rained a lot so I’ve not got my mulching and weeding done. My goal is to have it completed by the…

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Dyeing Vintage Fabrics

I love to dye and I love old and vintage fabrics. When I’m shopping at thrift stores, the place I first head to is the area with napkins and tablecloths. Here at Happy Acres we try not to use a lot of paper products. We quit using paper napkins many years ago, using old and…

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Alabama and Blueberries

As I mentioned on my last post, I was driving down south to visit my sis in Alabama. This was the first time I have driven by myself this long of a distance and to somewhere I had never been. Luann suggested I take photos of my stops on the way so here are a…

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Tuesday Recap: Thrift Store Threes

I volunteer at our local thrift store once a month and usually I have a little time while I’m working to check out new-to-me stuff. Sometimes it’s amazing what catches my eye. Is it chance or is there something else going on? About a year ago, I bought a shirt at a thrift store. I…

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Hawaiian fabric shopping

We just recently returned from a wonderful WARM stay in Hawaii. Our visit included three stops on The Big Island: Hilo, Waimea and Kona. If you know me, you know I like bargains and fabric shopping. Two years ago we stayed in Kona and we stopped by this lovely fabric store. Well, a visit to…

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Midweek Roundup

Happy Hump Day! This past month I had the privilege of being a beta tester for Nikki in Stitches to test drive her new Craft Academy. In addition to checking out the website, I went through her November lessons of her first monthly class, Crafting with your Silhouette. ¬†Even though I work mostly with fabric,…

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Love Thrift Shop Bargains

I had lunch the other day with a good friend and her sweet daughter and on the way home I just had to stop by one of the local thrift stores. In fact, it’s one of my favorites, but I rarely go there since it’s a ways away from home. I could not believe the…

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