DIY Pouf Foot Stool

Originally posted on My Attempts at Cleverness:
I love to crochet, but I have huge gaps in my knowledge of it. I can’t read patterns, and I have no idea how much yarn…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

This week’s challenge reminded me of the spot where I have been near to another place while in another respect, being very, very far from it. In 2002, the other informal crossings of… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit

This is a tough one for me.  I am pretty much the opposite of a free spirit – a homebody. I guess the most free-spirited thing I ever did was to take part… Continue reading

Back to School – 1950s Style

These are two skirts that my mom wore to high school in the early 1950s.  I wore them again in the 70s, often.  They are very comfortable and wear like iron! All you… Continue reading

Frilly Foundations

Well, it’s Labor Day – time to put away those summer whites.  Here are four fabulous cotton undergarments that were stored away a century ago and never retrieved for use. These two petticoats… Continue reading

3-D Wall Quilt

I saw some free-standing quilt blocks in Jean Wells’ book Intuitive Color and Design: Adventures in Art Quilting.  They were sort of a cross between a quilt block and a sculpture, using miniature… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban

When I started participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge, I told myself that all my pictures would be from here on the farm.  But then this week’s challenge, Urban, came along, so I… Continue reading

Puffball Mushroom Dye

Whenever I notice that I have a whole lot of something growing on the farm, I research it to see if it can be used for a dye.  There were lots of  puffball… Continue reading

Early 1900s Boy’s Outfit

When you have old-fashioned skills like spinning and weaving, people assume you know about all things historical, and ask you to speak about them, especially to kids.  Because I think it’s so important… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge

  When I take photos outside, I can’t really see how the picture is going to look, since it’s too bright to see the LCD screen.  So I just take LOTS of pictures… Continue reading