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Thick Clouds

Posted in etsy, finds, gardening, nature, plush critters with tags , , , , on March 29, 2010 by darcyarts

There sits a deep blanket of clouds above this morning. The wind is blowing and rumour has it rain is in our immediate future.

I will be getting to work today on my giant peace symbol pattern and cutting material though right now I am severely tempted to go check out the sweet clean dumpster where I found my rusty old tire chains last week.

There maybe something cool that I should grab before the rain comes.

I noticed when out in the yard yesterday that we have a couple of iris readying themselves for bloom.

They are planted along the wooden fence you see here. For a few weeks each spring they make a pretty purple show. There are a few yellowish flowers that sneak in. They are my favorite.

The catnip is raging already, three buckets full.

We’ll have a bumper crop for my kitty catnip squid toys over at DarcyArts.

The homegrown is far superior to the catnip at our local health food store. The last time I was forced to buy it it was full of foxtails, stems and had little aroma.

I want the kitties who receive DarcyArts toys to be pleased and ecstatic. Most cat owners rave that the kitty is on to the squiddie the minute they open the box. Ah, success! Check out these satisfied customers.

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Chains

Posted in finds, television with tags , , on March 27, 2010 by darcyarts

I did a little dumpster diving early Friday morning. Not really diving but peeking into large containers that might harbor some nice cardboard.  I found a really nice, humongous container that I’ll certainly revisit.

Most things were wet from Thursday rain and hail. I found some old rusty snow chains that I just had to rescue.

They are very heavy and may be made for truck tires. They are wide, right?

I have never had to deal with tire chains in any way. I just like rusty things and chains and metal and here they are like metal drapes.

Since my last move four years ago I swore off dragging home rusty junk. I don’t want to end up like the junk farmers I see in American Pickers, acres of stuff they’ll never use, piles that just grow and grow until the earth reclaims  all of  it.

The hooks caught my eye and I’ve imagined being able to take lengths of the chain to make really butch jewelry.

Will my little electric saw cut through these links? I have metal blades.  These chains are completely functional, not broken at all. They are too heavy and well made to fall apart.