My summer (and my pathway) got away from me a bit with a few unexpected events that took up a handful of my weekends. But such is life and projects will always be there! So after my brief hiatus, I was able to finish up the project. I’m labelling this “Day 5” and so it is, but it certainly wasn’t 5 consecutive days! I do have longer term aspirations that include raised beds for flowers, herbs and edibles complete with benches and lights, but that will have to wait for more time and more money! Continue reading
I kicked off another weekend by putting a few hours in on my pathway. I’m continuing to make slow but deliberate progress! I’ve made a few decisions that have changed my original plan. First, I decided that I really don’t like the flagstone in the pathway and I plan to repurpose it to build some stairs and a veranda next to the patio by the big rocks. Also, I decided that I really don’t like the bright white pea gravel as much as I’d like a more brown color. Lastly, I’ve decided that the pea gravel by itself rolls around a bit too much, so I want a bed of crushed gravel to create more of a substantial base so that the gravel locks together more!
I’m making some great progress on the patio! Getting up and at it before the heat really cranks up is the key, I’m finding out. Even at 7:00 in the morning it’s 80 degrees and at least 80% humidity. I’m soaked with sweat just walking around planning what I’m going to try to get done this morning! Continue reading
Today is actually not the 2nd consecutive day of my garden pathway! I didn’t have quite as much time to invest this weekend and ran into a bit of trouble, so most of my work this time was repairing a section of the path and figuring out how to make a nice terminating end by the fence, which I hadn’t really thought through until I got into it. Continue reading
I have a fixation with pathways. While others entertain themselves with the latest series’ on Netflix, I sit in front of my computer looking a aspirational landscaping pictures on Pinterest (or surfing documentaries, but that’s another story). It’s hopeless. I definitely need some help! Continue reading
Working on a full size version of the rustic farmhouse bed that’s lately been getting a lot of traction. Here’s a SketchUp model of the overall dimensions and I will soon have a detailed assembly schematic and cut list.
So I’m the poster child for writing niche content these days! Here’s another one for those of you who want to put interactive calculators in your PDF documents, but need some more advanced functionality than basic arithmetic functions. Like, who would read this stuff anyway?? Continue reading
One of the recent issues that I ran into with InDesign is that the program doesn’t have the same brushes and advanced masking capabilities that Photoshop does so when it comes to creating a document element like an object frame that looks like it was made from torn paper, InDesign presents us with some challenges.
I recently updated a couple of my woodworking plans with more detailed and thorough assembly instructions and updated the cut lists. Since I wrote the original plans a couple years ago, I thought it might be helpful to post new links to them. Continue reading
Make a lenten cross with it! We started this as a family tradition a number of years ago and it’s become woven into the fabric of our holiday seasons. I love the continuity of celebrating Advent and Christmas with our Christmas tree, decorated with years of family ornaments, then using that same tree through the season of lent leading up to Easter as a reminder of the reason that we celebrate. Continue reading