Ice Dyeing Old Dyes

I showed you recently the results of low immersion dyeing using Dawn’s old dyes. If you missed it, here is the post. I wanted to see how they would ice dye. I only picked those colors that would split. Every one of the dyes pretty much split as expected except, again, the Royal Blue was…

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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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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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Irises and More

I’ve not blogged about my irises much in the past couple of years. They used to dominate this blog in Spring as I recorded and numbered every one of the beauties. As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve moved some of the irises up to the front beds and let the other beds go.…

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Wednesday Tour of Happy Acres

I’ve not taken you on a tour of our yard for awhile so I thought a midweek tour would be nice. I took these pictures on Sunday before all of the rain. It’s amazing how everything is growing! If you are new to my blog, we moved to this house in 2007 and as the…

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Another Sunday Stroll

Yesterday morning was a great time to work in the yard and also get some pictures of our work in progress.¬† It was warm but overcast – perfect for pictures. The blueberries are really doing great this year. Can’t wait until they ripen. I’ve been in the process of moving some of my favorite irises…

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Highlights from my week

Wow! What a busy week. Here are some highlights. We planted two new cherry trees and put cages around them to keep the deer away. Of the two left from when we planted them several years ago, one was dead so we dug it up. Now we have one we planted five or so years…

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100,000 miles and more

For the last several months I’ve been watching my odometer in my 1999 Toyota Corolla, waiting for it to turn over 100,000 miles. So for the weeks before the “event” I checked as I started up the car and during the drives here and there. And then it happened! I was driving home from this…

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