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Weekend of Fun Plus Best Pancakes Ever!

I didn't get a whole lot done this weekend. Instead we had friends up for a visit. We met them in town and checked out the Pop-Up Art Gallery, then we had lunch at a great sandwich shop in downtown Palestine. Later, we headed back to the farm to get ready for an evening of fun: You see, we are neighbors with a vineyard/bed and breakfast/bistro and they had their very first Grape Stomp! So of course we went and stomped the grapes ( well, our guys didn't - haha). Me and Susan stomping the grapes We also enjoyed good Barbeque and great music in the vineyard. My feet still have purple stains on them but I got a cool t-shirt with my footprints on it. :-) Grape-stained feet! We enjoyed the evening - the weather was perfect; not too hot- which is rare for July in Texas! Scott, Susan, Me, and Bruce _________________________________________________________________________________ The next morning, I made pancakes from the best recipe ever. My sister sha

Back from Vacation

I feel like I've been MIA... The truth is I've been on vacation ( we went to Washington state with friends to visit friends who'd moved there ): Bruce and me with Mt. Rainier in the background Mt. St. Helen - yikes, it's a long way down! The group - great friends! And yes, that's snow we're standing in Pike Place Market, Seattle Space Needle Then when we got back, we had to help our daughter move. So I haven't had much time to work on projects at all this month. But I'm back and caught up on things; no more excuses, right? We did run up to the farm this past weekend. I am attempting to rust some tin using safe ingredients but I may give up soon and let Bruce spray it with muriatic acid. I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet...I want my method to work!! I need some time to work on the laundry room (or need to feel motivated, more like ). I have curtains to sew, ceiling and walls to paint, wainscoting to hang, and

Raggie Star Garland

Happy July 4th week to all from the B Farm! I managed to get quite a bit done from my project list last week. I didn't finish everything but I got the major projects done that needed to be completed by the weekend so I feel good about that. And the mantel is finally decorated for the 4th/Summer. I added a few red flowers to the flower arrangements, the chippy star, a raggie star garland, Uncle Sam made from a piece of fence picket, and the lantern filled with starfish.  Uncle Sam was made from a piece of fence picket with a strip of wood for hat band glued on then painted. Easy! One of my projects from last week was making a raggie star garland for the fireplace mantel. I used the technique from raggie quilts - easy to do. I like the way it turned out too. To begin with, I got 4 different cotton fabrics - 2 reds and 2 blues. I got 1/4 yard of each except for the stripe and I got 1/2 yard of it. You also need some osnaburg fabric - I had some left over from a ragg