Painting canvas class

There is nothing like a new online class to inspire me. I just completed “Paint & Stitch: Vibrant Acrylic Quilts” on Iquilt.com. This painting canvas class is taught by the talented Katie Pasquini Masopust. I learned a couple new things, and I feel this class really stretched me. I’ve painted on canvas, but never took…

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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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How to: Repurposed T-shirt Scarf

This is such an easy way to repurpose a that t-shirt your still love but doesn’t fit. I did this with a store-bought shirt several years ago and received so many compliments. Now to use one of my ice-dyed shirts to create a lovely scarf. I ice dyed this shirt for Dave awhile back. The…

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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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Sunday Roundup: July 17

It’s time for a Sunday Roundup. I’ve been harvesting blueberries every other morning. I get out there early before the heat sets in. This year’s harvest has not been as productive as in the past although we will end up with four gallon bags for the freezer. That doesn’t include eating blueberries every morning in…

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. Here is the asparagus bed all ready for the summer. The stalks will produce beautiful…

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Hitting The Wall

Do you have those days when you just have trouble creating? That’s how it’s been for me this week. It seems like I keep hitting the wall. You know that wall, that one that keeps your idea in your head from getting out onto your work table or when the idea comes out you really…

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Sunday Stroll: May 1, 2016

Happy May! It’s spring!! I’d like to welcome my new subscribers. I’m so glad you’re here. You might not know that I am also a gardener, although my art has pretty much pushed it to the back in the last couple of years. The Sunday Stroll is where I like to show you what’s going…

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Springtime at Happy Acres

I love Spring. I don’t know about you, but for me this time of the year just makes me so happy. Along with the happiness brings lots of things to do including gardening.¬† However, yesterday I worked on one of my favorite places for this time of the year – our screened porch. We enjoyed…

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