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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June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a new favorite combo. Because of how the dye colors split in ice dyeing, you never…

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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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A Surprise on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been thinking about my Mom lately. Since I’m cooking now every two weeks, I’ve been wearing an apron in the kitchen like she did.¬† I also from time-to-time look through the recipe book she left behind. I’ve noticed how I’ve started looking more like her as I’ve grown older. I have…

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Hosta Paper Making

We’ve been blessed (or cursed!) with lots of hostas here at Happy Acres. I’ve been wanting to try making paper from them all summer but just haven’t had the time. But now I’ve done it. Let’s get started. The first step is to gather some hosta leaves. You can collect them any time during the…

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Irises and The Rain

It’s amazing what a little rain will do in the garden. It finally rained some yesterday and last night amounting to around an inch. The next batch of rain may come with severe storms. I’m hurrying to get this posted before those storms show up. I took my daily stroll around the grounds to see…

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Hosta potting

I know I have complained about the previous owners who did very little yard work here at Happy Acres. However, there is an upside to that. Due to their lack of interest in the outdoors, we have lots of plants to divide for the annual SWIMGA plant sale coming up May 1 and 2. These…

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