Damn It

This would have been the Garden Tour day, Patrick’s wedding in Idaho, tomorrow the kids and the grands would have arrived for the summer.  The world would not be in turmoil and contaminated…if only…if only… So this post is for my reading group.  We are three…one in Denver, one in Santa Fe, and me.  We […]

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, […]

Fall in CCRHD

The Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District (CCRHD) is one great neighborhood.  It’s close to downtown, to Willamette University, to the State Capitol and campus, walk-able and tree lined…but best of all it’s just a neighborhood of exceptional people and staunch GARDENERS.  Last week in the middle of a beautiful but scarily warm and sunny fall […]