Monday, July 15, 2013


I have been reading like no other as of late. My husband always has his nose in a book, he likes murder mysteries. I have never been interested in that genre mainly because I internalize what I read and watch... so the rule has always been no crime books.
well I have broken the rule and am hooked on Craig Johnson and C.J. Box books. I have read about 11 books in the last 2 weeks. Anytime I'm not at work or" keeping house", I use that term very loosely, I am reading. I read a lot when I feel stressed and as everyone goes through some stressful times in one's  lives, I am in one of those times. Nothing serious going on just low grade stress....ugg.

Under my " keeping house" I have finished carding the fleece I bought at the Wool Market in May.
Thank you Jill for loaning me your carder and all your help.

Cooking down some bar soap

for homemade laundry detergent.
so easy and works like expensive Tide, but oh so much better for the environment and the pocket book.

two years ago i saw these flowers in Montana and fell head over heels for them.
i can not even remember their name
but aren't they just wonderful !
i planted them 2 years ago and this is the summer they bloomed....oh yea!

so cool

dying all this wonderful fiber will have to wait till august or even september.
if anyone is looking for me i will be working monday thru friday for the next several weeks.
new computer system going on line tomorrow, all the extra work will be worth it though to get rid of  current computer system ;)
hoping everyone is having a delightful summer....
boy it has been hotter than hades here, looking forward to the cooler days of  fall.


Alica said...

Thanks for the heads up for some good books...I'm always looking for new authors! And...I think you should share a tutorial on making your soap! Is it the kind you gave to me when you visited here? If so, it was very nice!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Eileen, Love your batts. Can't wait to see the yarn you spin. Those cute flowers are double hollyhocks. Don't they just remind you of carnations? So pretty. I am curious about your laundry soap. Do you have a recipe and I am wondering how it compares to all of the other homemade laundry soap recipes out there. Did you try other recipes to compare. Enquiring minds want to know.


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