Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weeds and WILD

It's very sad when good property is allowed to go to weed.... The photos below are from former pastures on opposite sides of the road...two different parcels of land with two different owners. At one time, both had cattle grazing.
Now...nothing but weeds with purple flowers...
...and yellow flowers.
I think these are golden rod, but am not certain. Good thing I am not sensitive to this stuff!!
Can you guess that this is the "wild" part of today's post? :) This was one of the classes at the quilt retreat I attended in Branson MO a couple of weeks ago. It's a block of white fabric. I drew on it...well, I made marks on it with permanent markers - Sharpies. Placed it on a couple of layers of paper towels then sprayed it was 90% alcohol...check the bottle label some is 70%. Remove the towels, place another dry towel or two under it to keep it from running all over the place. When it's dry enough...I even picked it up and waved it in the air...the alcohol tries pretty quick. Voila! My very own, one of a kind, yougly ;) fabric!

I think this would make a great kid's art project!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


So. I'm leaving the grocery store the other day. The young man who sacked my groceries for me was pushing the buggy (I'm from Texas - it's a BUGGY not a cart). This car starts to back out...I looked at Young Man and say, "Wow that's sure an ugly car. What is it?" I look at the grill on the front. "Fiat. Is that a Fiat?" 

Young Man says, "Looks like it." 

Driver of said ugly car puts the shifter in Drive. I see her grinning from ear to ear. Then I see the driver's side window is down about four inches.

I look at her and mouth, Did you hear me? 
Still grinning, she makes eye contact with me and nods her head, Yes.


I guess I gave Young Man something to tell his mother about when he got home that evening.