Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turkey Vultures having a sun bath

An Oregon blogger who quilts wrote a fascinating post about the turkey vultures perching on their cow pasture fence posts  in the Oregon Coast Range.  You can see her post here.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rinky dink project.... dyeing kitchen towels

Several years ago I purchased some huck towels from the Rag Lady (on Amazon).   Over the years they got a bit dingy and I couldn't find any replacements I liked.  I've been working on learning to dye fabric and so I have leftover dye.  I use it to over dye those dingy faded towels.

Here are some of them (some are in the laundry)


This is how they look before dyeing


 I soak them in soda ash solution before applying the dye.  That is my dye solution in 2 oz bottles.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Two stools

I got such a positive response from my last post (Pretty Red Stool) that I am going to show you the first stool, the one John made about a year ago.  The Pretty Red Stool is a modified version of the first stool.  Both are made from alder but they are stained differently.  John also rounded the edges more on the red stool and made the top a little larger and the hand slot a little smaller.



The round edges make a big difference, as does the color.



Friday, March 3, 2017

My new pretty stool

John made this for me out of alder and stained it red.  It's really pretty.  He did such a good job.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Birthday season drive

My birthday season is underway.    So John took me for a drive out the gorge.

The first two photos are the camera's  different interpretations of the light, depending on where I focus.








 I didn't notice the trash when I was taking the photos.  Too bad I didn't pick it up first.