Plant Retrieval?

In the spirit of the times, and with the inability to go to a nursery, I’m devoting my plant-pot attention to the old plants, the plants R put in the basement for the winter…geraniums mostly, and a begonia.  They were bone dry, full of cobwebs, spindly…but I brought them up, tidied and trimmed and repotted […]

April 25, 1935

Here is an iconic moment in time for Salem, and for our neighborhood. On April 25, 1935 (85 years ago from this writing) a raging fire consumed the roof and copper dome of this, Oregon’s second State Capitol building built in 1874.  It was designed by the Portland firm of architects Justus F. Krumbein and […]

Home Studio

Greetings friends.  It’s been a low-news week around here…not too much to report and not too much coming in except off of the internet and you’ve seen the same stuff I have… So after coffee and the BEE (luckily we got to GENIUS early today…phew) I carefully considering wardrobe options (Kay suggested number one might […]

Bulletin Board #2

It’s amazing how much there is to do around here…I had to take a blog day off yesterday, and I don’t have a lot to report today…though a few more window photos have come in: Salem: Portland: Texas D.C. Long Island I suspect you’ve all been zooming…we had two social “outings” this week that involved […]

Bulletin Board

No “topic” today…a walk around the house before heading into the neighborhood, wherein I am grateful I didn’t cut down the Euphorbias in the fall…   The Henk begonias are blooming… I made barley flour muffins from a package I found in the freezer with some slightly-freezer-burned-frozen blueberries, and they’re good! (I didn’t have buttermilk […]

The Floors!

Our house is old for this part of the world…1849. It’s been moved twice, and the current fir floors probably date from the first move in 1893. Aaron and Boyd from Bear Ridge Designs didn’t think they’d ever been refinished. They were not worn to a lovely patina, they were just worn. It was time, […]

Folding

Yesterday at quilt group at Kate’s… Bunny told us she was folding all her fabric after watching Marie Kondo (“Spark of Joy”…? “Tidying Up”?) and she was amazed at how useful the bins of fabric are when the fabric is folded and visible.  After a year of sewing with inadequate space for  sewing or making, […]