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Bottle tree

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I have been wanting a botttle tree for a few years now. Last year hubby cut down a large cedar tree as his sister and I wanted a larger bottom part with branches to set on our dining tables. She is putting butterflies on hers and I have owls on mine. But the top he saved for me a bottle tree for the yard. We tot it cemented in on Saturday and was set up enough and the rains are over so got my blue bottles out and put them on the tree. Don't think I drank all that wine. I didn't. In fact I drink very little wine and only on special occasions. But many years ago, I collected bottles to make into wind chimes and these were some that were given to me from different people. I have boxes of bottles in my lean-to shed. Going to start cleaning out the shed soon and will save a few to make a few more wind chimes and then getting rid of most. Will take to recycling center.

Thankfully we did not get the storms but about 3 inches of rain and it cleared out the privet hedge pollen for awhile so stayed outside this morning. Now will be a prisoner inside again until next rain or until the privet quits blooming.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/24/2013 10:12AM

    Love the blue bottle tree!

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 5/24/2013 6:02AM

   

Speaking English now, I like your blue bottle tree emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 5/23/2013 5:32PM

    Love the tree - we have been gen rain off and on the last couple of days as well!

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LECATES 5/23/2013 2:06PM

    Nice, and glad you did not drink all that wine---LOL

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JAVAJENN 5/23/2013 8:40AM

    Very pretty and a good idea. emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 5/23/2013 7:08AM

    Neat idea!

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CAKAROO 5/23/2013 6:03AM

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MISSY455 5/23/2013 3:00AM

    Very beautiful!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 5/22/2013 10:31PM

    Very cool!!! Hey Barbara, maybe the gallery would like wind chimes or other clever things done with your pretty bottles?????

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BELIEVING-N-ME 5/22/2013 7:09PM

   
Love the bottle tree. I would like to have one.

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ELLFIN3 5/22/2013 5:18PM

    Love the bottle tree! Sorry about the allergies! Enjoy the rest of Your day!! ((HUGS))

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IAMTOLOSE 5/22/2013 5:13PM

    I love bottle trees. They are a part of the deep south's culture. I have one and have had it a long time. Mine is made out of iron. Yours is beautiful. Enjoy!

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A little bit of heaven on earth

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


This is what our place looks like when it is sunny out. Today we are waiting on storms to come in. We are in line for all the weather than Oklahoma and Texas gets before us. But we do have a little heaven on earth. We so enjoy our place.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/24/2013 10:12AM

    Your place looks lovely - so peaceful and relaxing!

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LJCANNON 5/23/2013 7:36PM

    emoticon Beautiful Home!! Praying that you {and It!!} are Safe through every Storm!!

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TUDAFD 5/23/2013 7:19PM

    What a beautiful home.

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DOROTHYBERO 5/22/2013 7:12AM

    it truly is heaven on earth!

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MSFROGGIE 5/21/2013 9:44PM

    What a lovely peacful place! You are blessed!

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IAMTOLOSE 5/21/2013 8:58PM

    You have a beautiful, peaceful setting. I hope the storms are not too bad. Thinking of you. emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 5/21/2013 5:19PM

    Beautiful! Looks like a good place to sit and read (or nap!).

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BARB4HEALTH 5/21/2013 2:23PM

    How peaceful it looks!!! emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 5/21/2013 1:52PM

    Looks wonderful and full of peace.
Jean

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KIMPY225 5/21/2013 12:42PM

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Gathering Wool

Monday, May 20, 2013


I spent a fun day playing mad scientist and dyed wool. I think I did 8 pots of dyeing. These are the colors I turned out with. It started out thinking I would just overdye some old faded jeans. They are my oldest baggiest one but comfortable. Well when I began to dye them, decided to throw in some wool to use all the dye. Well one thing led to another. O and my jeans didn't take the dye well..I used koolaid for some of it and Cushing dye for wool for other and the orange is Rit dye. Personally the koolaid works the best. I use citric acid or vinegar for a fixative but with koolaid it already has citric acid so no need to use a fixative. Now I have some new colors to hook my rugs. O and I save my wool lint for needle felting.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/24/2013 10:13AM

    That sounds like so much fun and I would have never guessed that koolaid would be such a great dye!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/21/2013 8:33AM

    Cool!

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CAKAROO 5/21/2013 7:24AM

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BABYTUXXY 5/21/2013 5:24AM

    emoticon I've heard of using koolaid before, but I would never have guessed it would work that well!

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TURTLETALK 5/20/2013 9:15PM

    Those are beautiful with full vibrant color!

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Crafting

Sunday, May 19, 2013


People make time for the things they like to do in their lives. I make time now to walk. I enjoy my walks even on the days that my allergies act up due to privet hedge blooming (which is going on right now). I have found that it is really the only exercise I enjoy so I make time for it.

I'm an avid crafter though and always make time each day to work on something. It is my stress reliever and mental health cure. I have done some many different crafts over the years but as I've been aging, I've only been doing the things I enjoy the most. I have this thing about me that once I start something I have to finish it before starting something new so I have very few left over projects that need finishing. Right now I have a couple of new rugs I'm designing on paper and then keeping my hands busy in the evening hours cross stitching a small design for a pincushion. I own a large hand stitching yahoo group and each month we have a challenge theme and also a Stitch A-long..(SAL) The SAL this month is making a summer dress and our host is a lovely lady from Mexico. I've never done pattern designing before so this is a first for me. I host the SAL next month so have some work to do designing my pdf to go along with it...going to be a tea pot cozy with redwork design.

Well enough banter...Hope everyone has a blest Sunday!!

  
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BARB4HEALTH 5/23/2013 7:06AM

    Agree with doing what you really want to as we get older. I have lots of sewing to do. Some orders to make, but I also put some of my time in for the GK. I like to make memories for them.
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IAMTOLOSE 5/20/2013 4:34PM

    Beautiful colors! Please be sure and post what you make.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/20/2013 9:13AM

    It's so important to develop those things in our life that we enjoy! A great reminder to take time and do it!

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CAKAROO 5/20/2013 7:49AM

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DOROTHYBERO 5/19/2013 7:17PM

    Sounds like you enjoy your crafting and walking - that is the way it should be,

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MSFROGGIE 5/19/2013 6:57PM

    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who keeps their hands busy so that they don't eat!

I used to cross stich, that was before glasses! I can't imagine having three pairs of glasses, computer, reading and close up! UGH!!

Great blog. . . have a great evening!

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IAMTOLOSE 5/19/2013 10:34AM

    Hope you post a picture of the dress you once you are finished. I've download (several years ago) the directions for The One-Hour Dress which was very popular back in the day. Way back in the day! Haven't had the courage to try it yet though. Maybe I will this summer! emoticon

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EBURGITE 5/19/2013 10:19AM

    busy hands are happy hands! emoticon

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Strong willed

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Do you consider yourself strong? I may not be so strong in my body and things in life can beat you down but how you react is the solution. I'm a very strong willed person so therefore I stand firm in my beliefs and my actions. I may not be able to run a marathon but I can do something in the way of exercise each day. I may not have a thousand friends but the ones I have are true blue. My life's journey has made me strong in more ways than one.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/20/2013 9:14AM

    Great quote! Thanks for sharing!

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JAVAJENN 5/19/2013 9:35AM

    Great inspiration, thank you for sharing these thoughts. emoticon

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CAKAROO 5/19/2013 8:05AM

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IAMTOLOSE 5/18/2013 12:39PM

    You are amazing you know. People who have shown they are strong are people like you. You are a motivator to me and I thank you. emoticon

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TURTLETALK 5/18/2013 12:38PM

    I am a strong willed person also, sometimes so much so that it drives my DH and children crazy!

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/18/2013 12:37PM

    Good for you for being strong & getting stronger! Woo hoo! Yay YOU!

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