spring into action

Spring has finally arrived and we are busy working around the property. My sweetie and our son took down a number of dying trees and mowed an unbelievable amount of grass (there are 10 acres and the front half is fairly well cleared). I’ve been playing in the dirt a bit (my collection of plants has grown again ~ aloe vera, comfrey, and a couple of baby bay trees coming in the mail). When we move our RV to another spot in a couple of months, I will set up a little garden area.


patterns: fife, jaybarz, and warts & wobbles
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

more than halfway there

More work on my tangle*a*day calendar. The color challenge for this month has been … well, challenging. I’m more than halfway through the month. I can make it!


patterns: metros, reticulated, and star map
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and colored pencils

xylophone

My husband stopped by when I was working on this page and said the middle pattern looked like a xylophone and I should make it a rainbow. He’s artsier than he thinks he is. Turned out cute.


patterns: euca, hinge, and dooleedo
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and colored pencils

And here is this week’s I am a Diva challenge focusing on auras (a belated Happy Birthday, Laura!).


patterns: narwal and ticking
materials: 3.5″ square tile, black micron, and pencil

the hunt was a bust

Well, we finally made time to search for morel mushrooms. You look for a place that has a burn in the near past, recent rain, and a nice sunny day.


Washington countryside (impacted by fire and probably some logging)

Apparently, it was a little too cold.  We found a couple of small morels here and there, but for the most part, it was a bust. My daughter-in-law did find some coral mushrooms (which are very yummy fried up in butter).


coral mushrooms

We also stopped by an amazing mountain spring that had been turned into a water spot. Here’s my grandson in little boy heaven. Puddles everywhere.


cutie boy

And here is more of the May color challenge. Love my tangle*a*day calendar.


patterns: tortuca, chimidle, and spiro
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and colored pencils

countryside, coral mushrooms, grandson / image credit © Lori Byerly

nightie night

I haven’t done an I am the Diva challenge in quite some time. Here’s the latest one with the Diva’s new pattern somnee.


pattern: somnee
materials: 3.5″ square tile, black micron, white charcoal pencil, and pencil

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