Celebrating Midsummer - Margit's Story

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Open! Open! Open!

Please! Please! Please!

All the demanding and pleading I have done these past few days have been to no avail. This little pea flower refuses to open in time for Midsummer. It is probably waiting for something called sunshine!

I have a whole garden bursting with blossoms - why do I care so much about my sweet peas?

More Saori Weaving to Share!

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Ok, I just had to share this! Jan is at it again - making coasters and has posted a great little tutorial for making them with fabric strips.

Jan and I both think this is just the greatest craft for kids. Easy for little fingers. And even if they miss a warp here and there it is still beautiful!

Visiting Weavers!

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I have turned into a addict! I can't stop making mini Saori weavings on my cardboard looms! Every time I finish one, another idea pops into my head!

One thing for sure, I will be making at least one to include in the 2011 Christmas Stocking giveaway!

Had To Share: Beautiful Wild flowers and Clever Curtain Idea.

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Just got back from a short visit to Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands  off the northwest coast of Washington state.

Two things I just have to share!

The beautiful wild flowers growing at the edges of a wet lands just outside my MIL's front door and my MIL's very inexpensive and clever solution for making curtains for the 15 windows in her home.

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Painter's drop cloths!

She was lucky enough to find a couple packages at a thrift store, a pretty good way to create quick window covers at a very reasonable price. Even at retail, still a bargain!

She pre-washed the fabric before sewing and then simply hemmed the bottom and sides and top and used clip rings to hang them.

I was surprised at how pretty the fabric actually looked and it created complete privacy while allowing the light to filter through. And great body and drape.

So for what it is worthy - just sharing.

Learn All About Your Favorite Bling!

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Now this is my idea of "bling"! A few of my favorites from my mineral collection.

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Lots and lots of beautiful natural crystals - just the way they are formed by nature!

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