It has been crazy, busy around here with many things going on this fall. School has started and I have three classes so a lot of planning has been happening. My lesson plans always take a lot of prep, since I am teaching fiber art and design. While looking around for a “little” house project for my older students I found some great work out there by some creative artists.
This look reminds me of my work clothes when I had a job at the mining company in Kentucky. I really this and it makes me smile to think I was in style in my old construction clothes, low crotch and all. Jeans today are so fake, pretend matching holes or fade spots on $100 pants, that make you look just like everyone else. I fondly remember pair I wore for years until the fades and holes came naturally and they were just mine…
J turns 18 today, he is the youngest and so it is a little emotional for me. But he is an amazing son and I am surprised by him every day. I know he will be happy and successful with all he does in his life. Happy Birthday J.
It is getting to be a crazy summer. Being so busy with the extreme heat really wears you down. Some evenings I just have to sit. But I still need to push on to the new designs and business plan. This blog is being updated and I look forward to many new things, for me, coming in the fall.
A few weeks ago we rearranged our bedroom, it is a much better layout. The room is still very basic and one of the main things missing is a headboard. I just need to decide on something-SA can build anything, so I just need to design something. This room board is what I came up with, it is my usual color scheme, but I love all the shapes and texture.
This is one of the new design I just finished for a rather large hand printed fabric order. I was interesting to translate a small square piece of collage work into yardage of fabric. It did give me a lot of inspiration for future designs. I am currently doing a lot of “playing” with surface design, and will soon have some 1/2 yards and fat quarters on line for sale.
It has been a great year for strawberries and we have been busy picking and cleaning and freezing. Oliver Farms had a great crop and thy will be having other products coming throughout the season. Another local place, here is Smithfield, to get produce as well as bedding plants is Browder’s Farm. It is so important to support local farms as well as other independent businesses. So go to a Farmer’s Market this week and check out all the lovely selections, this is best time of year to get in the habit of eating well.
Earth Day happened this weekend, we weeded, and planted, and mulched all day Saturday and just made it in time for a full day of rain on Sunday. It was a so nice to work with the soil and fuss with the herbs and flowers. Now everything looks so bright and beautiful.
Today we spent the afternoon out in the wind and rain, while the boys were being filmed for a coming attraction “Dillzilla:Titan of Terror!” Elizabeth and her team were great.
A busy week coming up, and more classes to add to the schedule.
My yard is kind of a mess. It has been a couple of seasons since much of anything has been done except mow the “weeds” lawn and some pruning. The soil here isreally bad-red clay here in the South, and I don’t use chemicals or want the waste a lot of water to have a perfect green lawn. Natural landscape plants and rock gardens are slowing going to take the place of just grass. I have been doing some research and found this great resource, houzz. You can set up your own ideabook. This photo is great example of working with the area you have, it is beautiful. Baby steps this year.