I have been blogging since 2004 and here since 2008 til now.
Over the years blogging has really changed for me. These past few months I took a look at it again against Facebook discussed view points with my friends here and came to the conclusion I needed a fresh blogging start and I was able to put everything into better perspective for me.
I have never been a fan of facebook-but it has ended up having a place for me as all my oldest from the beginning blogging friends are all there now and not blogging. I was trying to get them here but have realized they are happy over there so I needed a presence there to stay in touch. I do also use facebook for allot of inspiration from my groups and they do have allot going on there for groups of any interests. So I use it for stimulation for my crafts and to keep in touch with friends.
However my favorite social media choice has always been blogging. Hence my new Hummingbird Woodland Studio blog that I started several months ago. A couple friends invited me to the linky group T Stands for Tuesdays so decided to join in and meet new friends. My first post will be a little introduction.
(just a note: in my profile you will find the link to my original blog Kathyinozarks Pages-I decided not to delete all those years of information-fun and photos. It is there for anyone to browse but I have shut down the comments and will no longer post-that is in my past and this is a new start for me-hoping to meet new friends.
I have also decided for this blog-and I took it down in the old one-not to set up the google friend connect that keeps track of friends-rather please if you wish to follow me by: visiting, blog list, bloglovin, email etc)
Here is a link to the hostess: click here also link in right sidebar
My drink of choice when I have a taste for a little coffee is roasted dandelion and or chicory root as I know there is absolutely no caffeine in my cup lol
and fresh baked upside down blueberry gluten free cake ready to slice and serve. whipped cream optional-lol
I retired in the fall of 2003 from the phone company, and my husband and I moved from Northern Illinois to the ozarks area in Missouri. We bought lots of woods to stay rural around us, enjoy the wildlife, hunt and fish.
I love creating with natural fibers-quilting, a bit of rug hooking, learning to spin, back to weaving, making paper from recycled papers, hand dyes, gardening, redoing our home here with textured walls and rock work-rocks I collected mostly from our property or nearby rivers.
The house needed a complete renovation so we have been working on it since we purchased in '98. When the economy tanked we needed to go back to work with a home business again.
This year we are back in earnest to complete the remaining rooms. Our bathroom has been a very long term project but I think I can see it finished by end of this year-I need to collect more rocks to finish the rock work. I am really excited about that finish.
I thought I would share a few photos-I have a little veggie garden and in the back and one side I have set up a couple of trellis's and an area for flowers to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It was very pretty last year but I think this year will be even nicer.
I also love to cook in dutch ovens-so last year I built me a little area in front of the garden to do that-I make some awesome pies in those dutch ovens lol
I also have started a 3 mile fast walk every day to get back into shape and hopefully lose some weight and gain some muscles again. The one photo show our driveway going down to the highway
Enjoy the Photos and welcome to my new Hummingbird blog Since I posted allot of photos I kept them smaller-just click to enlarge I thought I would share some of the wildlife that stop by close to the house, and some of my crafts and such.
Miss Calico kitty she has been with us since 2004 when we rescued her
Last year do to getting older and hubby's health we no longer only heat with firewood-I hooked up the gas heat just last winter. We split this up for emergencies (this area is known for ice storms which can result in no electric) and for wood fire cooking.
Sun Painting by the pond
Natural Dyeing on Cotton recycled tops
One of my favorite crafts now is making handmaking papers and turning them into cards to send out to friends
Spinning adventures I am a newbie
Civil War hexagon quilt in progress
Rock work in the bathroom-a complete rock shower also a surround on bottom half of walls around claw foot tub. I found several rocks that we can use for towel hooks
You can see this textured wall better enlarged I used tissue papers and wallpaper paste to create the texture-sealed before and after with kilnz I will start to paint these walls soon with blue paints and stains.
I have collected many flannel prints to represent Yellowstone parks animals and landscape-and found this pattern online-I am going to enlarge it so it fits a queen.
Can't wait my neighbor friend and I are visiting the park this May I have also been putting together Yellowstone inspired bracelets-one for a book series I love by Peggy Henderson and the second one for the park. I am not a jewelry maker but I had so much fun hunting down the vintage charms and the vintage bracelets. The photo shows the one inspired the books time period 1800s.
Wild Turkeys stopping by for the corn I put out for the wildlife
The claw foot bathtub is to the left, and the rock shower is to the right of this photo
I was really thrilled with this piece and would love to make another one-I used a quilt pattern block. All the fabrics I had dyed, the bears are wool, and lots of needle felting with silk noil, cotton, wool for depth and textures I enjoy this piece in my living room behind my loom
This piece I gave away to a friend in the UK I used a technique I had read in a magazine using silk ties cut up on to silk fabric all from reclaimed clothing.
I hope I did not overdo the photos.