Batch #3 is now curing and should be coming along just fine as we've had lot's and lot's of rain. Since these tufa pots call for slow cure this works great. I tend to get a little anxious and want to get to them and just plant them up. Not really sure what will happen to these but I see lot's of "gifts" in their future. Actually, a couple of these have been promised and hope they like them.
We've tried a new recipe for these and I really like the look and the texture.
Here is our new recipe: 1 part Portland Cement1 part Peatmoss1 part Pearlitea little under 1 part water.Our first recipe did not include the pearlite but used vermiculite. I'm thinking that this will also be a bit lighter in weight.
Well......now if the sun ever comes out we can see how they measure up.
Seriously!? Is anyone else as tired of winter as I am??
Of course you are....we all are.
I don't mean to sound insensitive
i know others have had worse devastation here
and all along the coast. The power of water in incredible.
So to those who have lost property my heart goes out to you.
Well now that all this sickness has left this house,
that's right the flu and then the shingles
i am now back to my hobbies.
A small group of us get together at our LWS
to visit and so some hooking. Feels good to be back at it.
I am working on my Cottage rug but did not get the chance to get
a shot of my progress. Will do that next time.
I am however working on some needle punch projects.
I want to show you what I've come up with for my frame.
What i did was add it to an extra lazy susan that i was no longer using.
It works fabulously. I can set it either on my lap or on a table and punch away.
Now i'd like to come up with something i can add beneath the frame to hold some of
Busy...Busy...Busy! That's right this summer was jam packed with family, friends, food and fun. I guess you could say the 4 F's. (Hehehehe). Hubby and I loved all of it.
It started out with days spent with the grandkids.
Always such a joy to have them around.
Always so much fun.
Then a visit from relatives from the DC area.
Lot's of laughs!
Visit from my surrogate son
Summer Camp at Riverhurst Farm
where I got to spend hours playing and horseback riding.
I've never had the opportunity to attend a Summer Camp so this was my first time!
Would you believe me if I said
I will be back!
Also I had the pleasure of introducing my son to some of the horses
at the stables. Here he is with Mejia. (sp)
Debra her owner was so kind and answered lots of question from my very
I'd love to get him on one and come for a ride with me!
My young friends here accompanied me and as you can see
fell in love with these girls.