Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I do not and have never posted an ad for an assistant on Craig's List. If you have been led to believe I am hiring an assistant you have been scammed. Please delete them immediately from the list. Report them and report them to Yahoo as well. 

Never ever give anyone your vital statistics. Cummon people! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Natural Dye Garden

I had such high hopes for my natural dyes gardening project. Many things have gone right but some things have also gone very wrong. I am much wiser now so next year, the mechanics of all this will be worked out, I’m sure. 

Above is the view looking west. Lots of pumpkin plants were planted along with the dye stuff.

Here you can see that our patio space has become a bit over crowded but that's okay. 

Failed seed plantings included Black-eyed Susans, echinacea, and deep red and black hollyhocks. 

Successful plantings include red sunflowers,

Bachelor’s Buttons,


Japanese indigo,

purple basil,


and morning glories.

The pokeberry bushes have really taken off as you can see by this next picture.

Each bush yields beautiful catkins of berries that dye wool a lovely magenta color.

In about 4 weeks, I will post my results using the literal fruit of our labors.

Thanks for looking!


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I am a fiber artist. I am a teacher. I am a Reverend. I teach, I create, I counsel, I listen.

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