Cut that Rug

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I decided to make a rag rug out of old T-shirts, sewn on a base of a large towel from Steve’s father’s estate. I thought it might be a little boring if I just sewed them straight across the short … […]

More Ice Please

Back in March, I tried ice dyeing for the first time. It turned out great, so I finally got around to doing some more. This time, I had four different batches of dye. I started with two off-white shirts and … […]

Down and Up

Steve’s been busy on the outside of the house. At the end of April he had the two painter guys take down the addition from the back of the house. They opted to take the walls off before the roof, … […]

Virtual Quilting

My sister-in-law Laura showed me the quilt pattern called “One Block Wonder”, and the one she was making out of an animal print fabric was really special. It’s “One Block” because you cut the fabric into a single size of … […]

Outdoor Makeover

Steve hired two guys to paint the house. We closed up the back west windows the weekend before they started. Steve wants to paint the part where the birds are, green. We might put the brown on the fascia; maybe … […]

I dyed today

Today was the day. It was slow, but not too painful. I finally got the tie-dye box out and I had found my tie-dye book with my notes on amounts and conversions, so I decided to try the technique I … […]

Call Me, Maybe

I’ve had a T-Mobile prepaid phone since 2005. It worked well for me to pay by the minute since I don’t use the phone very much. But times have changed and I am feeling the limitations of that kind of … […]

Xeriscape Symposium

We went to a Xeriscape Symposium on Saturday and the best topic was rainwater harvesting. The only trouble is you actually need some rain to harvest! Texas A&M has some information about calculating the size of the storage tank for … […]

Candy Corn

My brother Robbie sent me some pictures yesterday, saying I thought you’d like to see some of the corn we grew this year. The crop was terrible because of the extremely dry weather, but the kernels are still pretty. I … […]