Sewing Green by Betz White

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A Little Bit of Inspiration

I found this on Stephanie’s blog….and HAD to share it with you.

I hope it touches your heart the way it touched mine.


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Science Fair Project – For Son No. 1

The “Before” picture:  nice, healthy, green plants
The project?  Acid Rain and its effect on plants.  Start with five great-looking plants and water them each with a different combination of water and vinegar (to imitate acid rain).
What do you get?
The “After” photo. Acid Rain is not a good thing.
Okay…we’re off to get some photos printed and to make a trip to Shipshewana, IN.  One of our favorite places to go.  Amish country.  Northern Indiana (where we live).  We’ll be stopping at E & S Sales (bulk foods, tons of flour varieties, herbs, spices, etc., etc.) and Yoder’s Meat and Cheese Shoppe.
The weather has warmed up considerably.  It’s now 12 &deg F outside, which is WAY better than -16 &deg F which we encountered yesterday morning.

Hopefully, I’ll have some craft time later today.

Have a great day!

Almost Done!

Three Finished Bibs

Except for the Velcro&#174 , these are ready for sale.

It’s such a great feeling to FINISH things.  I start so many projects and then get side-railed.  I truly think I have ADD. 


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Trader Joe Loot

Hey bloggers!

We were in Indianapolis the weekend right after Christmas. As a last-minute gift, my wife and I surprised our youngest son with tickets to a Colts game. He is an AVID fan of the team and has been begging to see a game. So….we were going to be in Indy that weekend anyhow. So yeah, we bought tickets. And yes, we sat in the nosebleed section, but we had a great time.

While we were in the capital city, we also went shopping at a couple malls and found a Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s. We are pretty much in love with the Trader Joe’s store. The closest one to us is in Chicago. That’s about two hours away. That’s a little bit too long of a commute to get groceries in my book. It would be great if they’d open a store in our neck of the woods. I’ve heard about the store, and have read several blog posts about them. Their stuff is GOOD.

Take care!

A Touch of Spring Color is Needed About Now

I think snow is wonderful. Really, I do. But…I’m a bit tired of it already. So I took it upon myself to spend some time in the studio today to ‘think Spring’. I came up with some bibs that remind me of springtime — green apples and flowers. They are in the finishing touch stage and will soon make their way to either Etsy or Art Fire. I haven’t quite decided yet.

Studio shot - bibs in the making
Springtime bib — ready for the sewing machine.

[01.12.09: UPDATE: Bib is complete. I'll post photo tonight.]

Snow Day

It is still snowing. It’s been snowing pretty steadily since Friday. The boys and I have cleaned off the driveway 3 or 4 times. I [heart] my snowblower.

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The wife is getting ready to head back to Cleveland this afternoon. She has another appointment at Cleveleand Clinic. Her headaches are way better, but they still give her fits every so often. Hopefully this will be the last time she has to drive 5 hours each way to see the doctor.

Oh yeah, I’m working on a story on organic cotton yarn and LYS’ (local yarn stores) that sell it. If you have a favorite LYS, please leave its name in the comment section of this blog post. I’d be happy to include them in the short article I’m doing to Eco Child’s Play.

I’ve been a closet writer for a long time and this year I decided to take the plunge and start writing ‘publicly’. I just signed on with ECP a few days ago. I’m writing craft-related blog posts for them at least three times a week. It’s a great green site, so click over and see us.

Take care!

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