HAPPY EASTER-SEEDS & THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM-STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS-THE PERFECT FRAME-NEW PROECTS

27 03 2016

GREETINGS

It’s an overcast but warm day here, too early for spring flowers only the pussy willows are out but tulips are sprouting up and soon bouquets will be all over the house.  Cindy bought me an Easter Lily which is one of my favorite flowers.  The kitchen smells of them and the last hyacinth.

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STARTING SCENTED GERANIUMS

I love Scented Geraniums.  My friend Susan sells them and I always buy a few.  This is the first time I have tried to start them myself.  I used a rooting hormone that my Mom had and so far so good.

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The Pussy Willow starts are all doing well.

NEW PROECTS

I have found embroidery again and love to do it evenings.  I have this pattern which I plan to do for some of my shows this year.  I will make them into little whimsical pillows

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PEA SEEDS, FLAX SEEDS AND THE LINEN SYMPOSIUM

I picked up my pea seeds and will be planting them soon

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.  I have also ordered some flax seeds from The Hermitage in Pa.  Just enough to grow a small 5ft x 10ft plot of flax.  Hoping that I can produce enough to spin into linen yarn.  So exciting.  I have been picked as a volunteer for The Linen Symposium which will be held in August at Old Deerfield Village.  I am over the moon about that.    The symposium is full with a waiting list.

FINDING THE RIGHT FRAME

When my children were young we spent a lot of time at Old Sturbridge Village.  I love the time period and it was an educational experience for all.  I did this piece in the early 80’s and it has been frameless for many years.  This has become a priority in recent weeks to find the right frame.  There are fewer places to find old things these days but I did find a shop and was thrilled to find this frame.  It is perfect for the piece.

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I also found a marble sink that may be a replacement for the ugly 60’s sink that is in the bathroom now.  Measurements will be taken to see if it will fit.

MAHATMA GANDHI

This is my favorite quote by him and something I try to live by. As we see our country declining we see an increased rate of animal cruelty..

“The Greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it animals are treated”

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day. Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





SOCK KNITTING CLASS AT SHEEP AND SHAWL-HYACINTHS-AN EGG TODAY

3 02 2014

HELLO

SOCK KNITTING CLASS AT SHEEP AND SHAWL

I had 4 wonderful students at the class yesterday.   Each one is working well with the double-pointed needles . Next Sunday we will get the heel done and finish the sock the following week.  My How to SPin class already has 3 people signed up.  Here are pictures of my class.

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HYACINTHS

I was lucky enough to buy a couple of packages of Hyacinths in November.  I now have them all over the house.  This white one is located in a dark hallway.  It’s wonderful to pass through and smell the fresh scent of these beautiful flowers.  I need to get 4 packages next year. I love the old wall paper but the whole wall needs to be replaced  .  The walls in the upstairs are almost all redone.  The child who lived here before I bought it was allowed to put holes and carved and write over all the walls.  This is the last one to be replaced and I may even try it myself this summer.

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EGGS

Yea, today I found a beautiful blue egg in the nest box, I hope this is a trend.  The days are getting longer and in two months they could be outside again and no more chickens in the house.

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We are expecting a little snow sometime today.  I want to get 2 more bales of hay before that happens.  I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for reading my blog.  Carole