Freeze Warning

I am so sorry to see summer/fall go away. It’s cold up here. We’ve had two nights of frost, all my tomatoes, whether green or red, have been picked. I think I have about 15 pounds of tomatoes to deal with today. I spent yesterday doing an astrology reading, blanching broccoli, roasting peppers and keeping…

Chaos

This is the pile of hand-dyed scraps awaiting my attention in the studio/sewing room/junk room. My brain is swirling around because I HAVE SO MANY PROJECT IDEAS AND NO TIME AND I’M GETTING HYSTERICAL. Instead of going off and hiding in my room, you can usually find me hanging around with The Shepherd – I…

Mercury Backwards ………….

It’s cold. I know it will warm up again, but not much and not for long. My tomatoes will either get ripe, or not.¬† In case you think you’re losing your mind, you’re not. Mercury went retrograde (this makes no sense but it only LOOKS like it’s going backward and it does this several times…

Stinkie Got Sick

The little guy in the back is Stinkie. The pink one in the front is Pinkie (I am SO IMAGINATIVE) and the red lady is Bess.¬† Bess had a little friend, also red, called Porgie, but he shuffled off to Buffalo in August, not being able to take the heat wave. Losing a pig to…

So Now I’m KETO?

I dunno. I say that because I’m trying to learn a new way to cook. Not just cook! I’m learning a new way to live ……………  Way back in March, my husband decided to lose weight. I listened (because it was on) to multiple YouTube videos by “doctors” opining on what you should eat, when…

And then there are two

These lovely people are my parents way back in 1961. We were at a family reunion of the Keller family in Gibson City, Illinois. Mom looked like she wasn’t having a bad time. I’m not sure about Dad – somehow he looks like he would rather be somewhere else. LOL My mom was a traditional…

Harvest Moon ……………

My garden has been beautiful this year. Last year I couldn’t do any gardening¬† at all – NOTHING. This year my knee is AWESOME and I can walk and bend and run, if I wanted to. I don’t want to. We had our first frost warnings Monday night. I’m okay with frost at this point….

On the Subject of Creativity …………..

I have a bit of a problem. See, The Shepherd decided we need a new wood stove. I agree 100% and in fact it is almost ready to hook up. I’m hoping it will take him a few more days because I KNOW HE WILL GO GET WOOD AND MAKE A FIRE. And it is…

Cleaning House – Well, Part of the House

I am only posting that picture in order to shame myself into organizing (cleaning) my sewing room, a/k/a studio. I have a problem with the word studio. It sounds like I’m a productive artist person – which tickles my guilt bone – because I SHOULD BE A PRODUCTIVE ARTIST PERSON and instead I am a…

Mercury Retrograde and Being a Pain

I like doing this stuff, you know. Messing with colors, sprinkling on dyes and saturating the cloth with soda ash …………….. waiting FOREVER to see what it looks like – I love it. Then I like actually DOING something with the fabric. I’ve been on a garment sewing kick since 2008 when I bought my…