My blog is a mix of textile art, jewelry and filled with some of my favorite plants both wild and tame. Details of my journey as I continue to explore botanical dyeing and ecoprinting, handmade textiles. and modern rustic design.
Another installment from last week's creations, a broken copper heart that has been mended with brown leather. Carefully hand formed from a sheet of copper, contoured with a hammer on the anvil and sealed to retain the vibrant copper sheen. The pendant is suspended from a sterling silver beaded chain.
I spent a blissful morning working in my flower garden today. I pulled weeds, trimmed my flowering shrubs, tied up my clemantis vine, pruned the white lilacs, and added dead leaves and other garden debris to my composting pile. I love my garden and can spend hours in there...puttering around as my husband calls the process of me wandering around with my pruners in hand inspecting each plant.
My son, Chris and I went to our local Home Depot for more mulch, they have a beautiful color this year called Forest Brown. It looks really nice covering the path through the flowers.
Molly, my Jack Russell terrier is my garden buddy. She stays with me no matter how long I work, right by my side as I work sniffing the plants and the newly disturbed dirt. She sniffs along and then stops and begins to dig. I used to shoo her out of my flower beds, but now I just let her enjoy herself with her snout buried deep into the hole she has dug, snorting and snuffling like a little piglet. It's really quite amusing when she does that. Dan will walk by and ask me how my little pig is doing?
Here's Molly bounding up the steps with one of her rawhide chewbies - she adores them and my vet says that she has the cleanest teeth of any dog her age that she has seen. It also helps with the doggy breath...and most importantly keeps her occupied. Chewing on the rawhides is so much better than my furniture that she would surely be gnawing if I didn't occupy her with the rawhides. That terrier energy has to go somewhere and if I don't control how it is expended then Molly surely will in not so pleasing ways. I love the breed and have found ways that we can all live happily together.
Look at my beautiful little pears that are just beginning to form on my trees...aren't they sweet?
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