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!

Visit Me On "CRAFT" to Learn How to Organize Your Crafty Life!

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Yaaaaaay! I am so excited! I can't stand it! HAVE to share! A "how-to" I wrote on how to organize your crafty life has been published on Craftzine!

"Organize Yourself to Get More Crafty Projects Finished" offers lots of tips for getting to the picture above - lots of lovely finished projects...

A Few Tips for Organizing Recipes!

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By now most of you know that I love to organize stuff! Can't help myself - it is in my genes!!! All my mother's fault! Her nick name is "effie" if that give you a clue.

If I hadn't figured out my little system for finding my favorite recipes, I can't imagine the hours and hours I would be wasting in "search mode"!!

It has worked so beautifully for me all these years and is so simple, (and can easily be modified for the computer), that I thought I would share.

How I Supported the Crafty Blogisphere in May

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This is my beautiful new spindle and wool - part of the Learn to Spin Kit I treated myself to for my birthday last month.

I still haven't actually tried spinning yet - really feeling so intimidated for some silly reason.  I will keep you posted. When I spin my first yarn, you will be the first to hear about it!

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