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San Juan del Sur

What more could I ask for? What I am is more than I could dream up! Just look at myself. Take a look around. None of it I can completely understand. But all this is what I am. All this is what it is. A beautiful living being. A beautiful planet full of other beautiful […]

Diving the Wall in Roatan

Diving in Roatan

This is one video of my dives in Roatan last May/June. Just a few feet away from the reef with the GoPro and everything looks brown…..blue water takes out color. Get up close and there they are!

Rain

Feeling Cloudy

I’ve been feeling cloudy today Slow moving, thick Gathering up rain ‘Just let it fall’, they say It gets really heavy After awhile Holding on to caring Or, just going crazy Isn’t this just like the weather Who can know it’s course It does as it pleases She can’t have a tether I say let […]

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 side, so I drew this curved design on it with a marker. Here I have […]

Another Round of Ice Dye

I started with a trip to the Thrift Store. I found 6 shirts and added 2 that I already had. Four shirts in each tub was a bit crowded, but it would have been worse with bigger shirts. You can see that there are large gaps with no dye. I should have put more dye. […]

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 used a reddish mix of dyes. I started it around 10:30pm and rinsed it the […]

Caribbean Adventure

Gary is retired and restless. Soon after our last adventure to Puerto Escondido we were talking about scuba and how we have waited so many years to be certified to dive. He wants dates and reservations. I just say ‘yea, lets do it some day soon’, he says lets buy tickets. Other old friends like […]

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, and then had to decide where to make the roof fall down. It landed partly […]

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 block – an equilateral triangle. The “Wonder” part comes from how you hardly recognize the […]

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 not. It looks a lot like the concept photo that we tested colors on. It’s […]

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 saw on Dharma Trading: Ice Dyeing. I dyed two of Steve’s shirts. One is a […]