Sunday, May 18, 2014

All work and no play..........

you know the rest! 

I've been buried in bark dust, weeds, moss killer, gravel and paint!  It's called "spring" at my house and for some strange reason, I love it!

My easy to maintain chickens........very low egg production, however!

Seriously, things are a bloomin' and the weeds are a growin'......let me show you around my garden.


Crown Princess Margarita climbing rose.

Sorbet peony.
Funky yard sculpture.
Come sit a spell.
Herb garden.....chives and lemon balm.
I am one of those crazy people who enjoy pulling weeds and trimming shrubs.  I like the silence, the fresh air, and the sense of accomplishment.  This week we are going to refurbish and paint a fence!  That will spruce things up!
I did find time for some sketching..........
I love this quote and Marcel Proust eyes!  Quote reads:  Be grateful to the people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Nice, huh?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Yarn Bombing 101

Not everyone knows about yarn bombing but it is usually done on public buildings or parks or bicycles or even buses and is sort of graffiti with yarn, instead of paint!

Yesterday, with the help of six knitters, two sons and a granddaughter......we "yarn bombed" the tree in front of the art center.

 I say, "101" yarn bombing because it was the first time for any of us to try to figure out how to keep a tree trunk or an arbor covered with long scarves.  So, with some fishing line, wire and staples holding it in place we will see how long it stays is not intended to be permanent.  We are hoping for a month.

We are working with private property and have the consent of the owners.....that is not usually how this type of yarn graffiti is done.  An example is: in downtown Portland someone knitted caps and scarves for several public statutes, put them in place and they were gone in a day or two.

So, we've done our bit to add a little color and a lot of fun to the neighborhood, even if it is only for a few days!