I remember typing on an old Remington portable typewriter many, many moons ago.
I still have an old Underwood sitting on my studio cupboard. It reminds me of my dad
who repaired and cleaned typewriters to put himself through college.
Celebrating tonight, the cabin is finished. The batten makes such a lovely finish on the cedar boards. All cut from a tree that’s been lying in the woods for years. Talk about repurposing. Very pleased.
Bless those who see beauty
in the mundane,
who take care of those
who need care,
who protect those who need their protection,
who show up for the task
even though they are exhausted.
We need more idealists in this world.
The world will never be any better
than the beliefs of it’s idealists.
Bless those who live their lives
seeing beauty, sharing goodness
spreading love, peace and goodwill
~Sharron R. McMillan
The long strips of braided fabric are now sewn together into a rug, around and around, adding more strips until the rug is the size you want it to be.
A winter gift, Witch Hazel blossoms scent the yard with a sweet, healing aroma. I had to bring some inside and arrange in this unique vase sent to me by my cousin for Christmas.
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana
Deciduous large shrub with a dense cluster of stems from the base. Cuttings can be forced in December. Prune after flowers fade. Flowers bloom in January, wonderful scented yellow flowers which bloom before the leaves appear.
Use: Leaves – Astringent for bruises, dermatitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins – topically, lotion is distilled from twigs.
Forked twigs as divining rods for water witching.
NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.
Means: a spell
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world
and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
~E. B. White
Old shirts, jammy pants and leftover fabric are cut into strips,
the strips are folded in half with the edges folded inside and ironed flat.
The strips are then sewn together end to end to make longer strips.
Those strips are then braided together, adding more strips as you go.
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,
for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Hisnibs cut all the battens and did the first wall. I love the look. All cedar, smells wonderful too.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE FOLLOWING MY BLOG!
May 2021 be a year of health, happiness and peace.