Monday, October 18, 2010

tis the season...

...this is where i'll be spending the day
....this time of  the year is cotton harvesting time in alabama
...they spray it w/ a chemical that dries it up making it easier to harvest
...what it does to me n many of my neighbors is gives me a sore throat
...headache n general ickyness
...funny...this used to be my favorite season

Spinning on a Drop spindle While Arguing With my mother

n last but not least...i HAD to put this one because of the title alone...but it just so happens shes fun to watch because shes so good....ok now i'm finally sleepy...goodnight

the plarn lead back to this...

i was reminded of this spindles that i have but never used by the plarn tutorial

which lead to this...

no sew version of the last tutorial

which lead to this...

i liked her tutorial but my machine is on the fritz...a the next is a "no sew" version

which lead to this...

this looked too cool to pass up

it all started when i couldn't sleep....plarn

it all started when i couldn't sleep n a friend on facebook had a photo of a tote she made from something called was so colorful n cool n i loved the idea of recycling plastic grocery bags (i use canvas reusable ones but i know lots of people who don' i thought i could beg theirs) this started a weird youtube tutorial's the 1st

Friday, October 15, 2010

awesome tutorial....make tshirts into yarn

can not wait to try this....stay tuned

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"You can eat all the junk food you want, as long as you make it yourself!" -Michael Pollan

home fried sweet potato chips w pink sea salt....yeah it's really sea salt contains various amounts of 82 different trace minerals including...calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and comes from the himalayan and andes mountain ranges...i think its an algae in it that makes it pink

Friday, September 24, 2010

remember betsy clark

i'm pretty sure i had a plastic lunch box w/ a long strap @ one time...soft plastic covered cardboard not the hard plastic lunch boxes of today...i think i used it til the cardboard rubbed thru...anyway i don't have the lunch box anymore but i found this old tin in a keepsake box n decided that i liked lookin @ it so i got it out to use in the art was filled w/ powdered bubble bath...i still remember how "womanly" n grown up i felt when i used the bath probably gave me a rash but the tin brings back soooo many sweet memories...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

i'm in love...again

i have a lot to tell you about but i don't have time right now...

i do have just a moment to tell you of a blog i found today n absolutely adore...

talk to you in a bit

Monday, September 20, 2010

dirty dishes n muffins

woke to a sink full a dirty dishes...



 but i had my heart set on muffins...

lemon zucchini berry muffin

preheat 375
grease muffin tin

1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 eggs beaten
1t vanilla
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2t baking soda
1/2t baking powder
lemon zest
1 1/2 cup berries

mix wet ingredients n dry ingredients separately
combine wet n dry
fold in berries
 (i use blueberries from this years homegrown bumper crop)
filled greased muffin tin
bake til golden n toothpick comes clean....25 min

*worth puttin' off doin' the dishes for*

Sunday, September 19, 2010


i woke w/ a start this morning...don't you hate that...i was forced to take a half a dose of allergy meds before bed last night n still needed a coupla hours to sleep that off...

when i was a kid i was a morning person now i'm more of a mid morning person...but even then i needed a minute to ease into the know to remember who i am, where i am, how old i am n is there anyone depending on me that day to sustain their life

so i got ahead n got did my lover man

since c was spending the night on a girlfriends trampoline n r had to be @ church early for worship practice n l is married n sleeping in her own bed in her own house w/ her own lover man it was just he n i alone in the house this morning

so he mad tea....i made cinnamon toast n we played cribbage on the porch in the cool of the morning...i won

then we separate the recycling...dropped it off on the way n went to church

when we got home i felt like i had been shot w/ a tranquilizer dart...that word is so stats w/ the word tranquil although if you have ever seen an elephant shot w/ one on wild kingdom...they go out n down like a ton of bricks....hardly tranquil

anyway we (my lover man) laid on the couch for an afternoon nap...after a coupla weird "am i asleep or awake" dreams i woke again w/ another start...again drowsy but up

everyone left for youth group...i had a shot of CoooooooOOOooLD sweet tea n opened a new blog i have n]been meaning to check out n its ammmmmmaaaaaaazzzzzzing....i wish i could meet all the ladies who create the blogs i adore...

i want you to check it out...

oh an another i spent...well i'm embarrassed to say so i'll just say i started w/the most recent post n went back to 2008ish....hey
don't judge....

since addicts love company here's the address for that one as well...

i have been busybusybusy painting black n dark stuff all over my house...everyone thinks i hit my i'm just ready to "lighten up"

i am also feverishly working on  my art room...i have so many projects n paintings swirling around in my head n i long for the time i can walk in there n put my hands on all the items i need to get them out of there

tata till next time

Thursday, September 9, 2010

i am in love

i stumbled upon this online shop this morning.....aaaahhhhhh

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

am i too old for one of these...i hope not

these are a few of my favorite things...

odds n ends

my moms collection of rollin pins in a wooden bowl


dumplins n brown rice

davids crepes w/ butter n powdered sugar

Sunday, September 5, 2010


today is sunday...
in a bit i'll get ready for church
i have that feeling in my chest like i'm getting sick...hopefully the thieves essential oil n hot jasmin green tea'll knock it out...i'll let you know

sometimes...n only sometimes mind you...dirty dishs strike me as pretty

i painted alot this weekend....
hmmmm not sure...
if i like any of it...
we'll see

i have been busy
lately w/ projects
i want to show you

n i found sooooo many
goodies yesterday
@ my friends garage sale

...but alas i have to get the pictures together

Monday, August 30, 2010

2 quick things...

what i have been doin this mornin...
 instead of what i ought......
paper 3rd cup o coffee n sourdough toast

can you see the butterfly in the middle of my pallet

hello...remember me

i can not believe i have been gone for so rude

after all it's not unusual to think 1oo times a day
..."oo i want to blog about this" n my camera literally has 100s of photos i have taken for you
....why then do i go so long between post...hmmmm

last week was my 45th birthday so i had birthday money burning a hole in my pocket n paid an obscene amount for a somerset magazine on blogging did just what i hoped inspired me

....maybe part of the "hold back" has been that my laptop has been out of commission for well over 2 months n i am having to borrow my sweeeeeeeet daughters whenever i want to do anything on line.....since i am sorta like a squirrel running from one shiny nut to another...if i don't have my writing "instrument" at my disposal when the urge quickly passes n i see something shiny in another part of "the yard"...then it's hard to make myself do it when i do find the computer in my lap....

but i am inspired n feeling very artsy lately n have soooo much to tell you

....hang on a minute...i'll be right back

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


to do list....yesterday n today

what i did yesterday...

it may not look like much but....whew what a mess it was

what i gotta do today....

fold n fold n fold n fold...
i'll let y'all know how it goes :)


a blog friend wanted to see a picture a what i did w/ the old blue shutters
i got out a a pile a trash from the roadside....

i sold 4 for $10 each @ my annual porch sale...the rest my sweet man screwed them to the porch railin to make a cozy little nook to sit n visit in....the wild wisteria thinks i put it up for matter...we all win

i also thought i'd throw in a pic of a chalkboard i made from a old winda frame...

i have yet to buy chalk for's hard to find white chalk

Thursday, July 8, 2010

my booty

yummy green handled spatula like granny used to have...darlin fruit bowl from the 40's...wooden scrub brush...a olde soft quilt...silver butter knife...sweet little bread plate...a precious hanky for a precious pal...n find of the day the bottom half of a hoosier for  $28....
mmmmm i'm in heaven

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

the view from here

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

in my world...everything fits

what wouldn't fit....this is not MY world

Monday, June 28, 2010

homemade blueberry pancakes make my toes curl...

whatcha do when the lights go out on a saturday evening in alabama...

homemade doughnuts...mmmm

the view from here...