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who lives here?who lives here?

An abandoned house sits down the street from where I live. The yard is kept meticulously neat:the lawn mowed,the leaves raked,  blown down braches and debris removed. It is surrounded by a barbed wire fence and presides over a majestic pasture of rolling hills and grazing cows. The house intrigues me. Pictures of […]

i'm wallowing in summer.i’m wallowing in summer.


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Another damn near perfect summer day. No work,today. Just play (well,except for getting my hair […]

Copper Bracelet and Wisconsin itemsCopper Bracelet and Wisconsin items

Copper Cuff Bracelet

It’s fun to be featured in a treasury of Etsy items. This one is made up of Wisconsin items in natural materials and colors. Check out my copper cuff. It does happen to be one of my favorites,too.

Copper Cuff Bracelet

practicing new techniquespracticing new techniques


Got the Marudai set up and tried out the kumihimo technique again. Here is the result. This is actually the 2nd attempt since the workshop I took with Sheilah Cleary at the Bead and Button show. The first time I’d lost my instructions and I didn’t remember how to get the correct set up of […]

save a bearsave a bear


It’s been a good few years since I’ve seen a bear. Suddenly,I’ve seen one twice. And,Penny chased one away once that we know of and possibly more.  And Bob saw one when he was up working on the roof this afternoon. Then,today in town,the local paper which I don’t subscribe to […]