Monthly Archives: October 2014

cat’s prowl and pumpkin gleam—trick or treat

Halloween or “All Hollow’s Eve is a fun holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. It is an evening filled with activities of dressing up in masks and costumes, houses decorated with spider webs and carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating for … Continue reading

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autumn windfall

Liquidambar styraciflua, or American sweet gum is a large deciduous tree that drops its leaves in multiple colors of reds, browns, gold’s, and purples in the fall. It is a popular ornamental tree with 5 pointed star-shaped glossy leaves, and hard … Continue reading

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festive with pepper tree

Schinus molle (California pepper tree, Peruvian pepper tree), is an evergreen tree with willowy like leaves and branches that bears clusters of red berries. It is a beautiful tree when it is covered with red berries. The berries or peppercorns … Continue reading

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new season, new wardrobe

Eco printing on wool is so lovely. Since wool is a protein fiber it takes up natural dyes or pigments like “ducks to water”.  I am having a wonderful time bundling and exploring the colors of this season. This shawl wrap was … Continue reading

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new season

The beginning of fall is the perfect time for cleaning and preparing the house and garden for the colder weather. Trees and shrubs are pruned and trimmed for new growth next year. This is also time for “changing over the … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, catalpa

Following up last week’s post of catalpa leaves print on watercolor paper, here is a post using the same leaves on wool fabric. Mouse over picture for larger view. *Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission … Continue reading

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hello October

Last weekend, I met and made a new friend at the antique store, where I bought my sewing cabinet drawers. She was friendly and helpful and we started talking about gardening, chickens, and then about trees. When I told her … Continue reading

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