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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Our Home Pressure Washed by EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC

It was about  time to have our home pressure washed.
Living in a subtropical climate causes a lot of mildew...
Such a neat logo with droplets all over his car!
EXCEED Wash Solutions LLC
On November 16
Our Fiberglass Window Boxes were lifted off the retainer wall before...
We'd moved them into the garage, out of the way for the pressure washing job.
Of course all our kitties were in hiding due to the noise...!


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Our Acer Saccharum Marshall or Sugar Maple at its BEST

 This year the BEST was only a very brief moment of less than one week...
That is, before the leaves came all OFF!
The leaves of our Acer Saccharum Marshall (Sugar Maple) were HUGE this year; do you see my hand in this picture?
At the very top, the wind already did knock down several leaves.
Pictures are from November 12.
So picture perfect on a sunny day!

Related posts:
{Our Acer - Maple Trees} | post from 10 years ago...

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Hand Crocheted Peacock Curtains DONE and Hung

 For dear friends, I've done many stitches of hand crocheted labor of love.
Measuring and designing these peacock curtains, then crocheting the 80 hours with double mercerized French DMC thread; the finest crochet cotton available.
For these, I've worked a lot at Schiphol airport, while waiting to board for our flight to Indonesia...
Also while in Indonesia when I had a spare minute.
Just wanted to show you the result.
Pieter hung them, using the tiny brass nails that he used for our Rose Curtains.
Pattern taken from a Burda special for Filet Crochet
I've only left off some leaves, that are shown on the left...
A lot of counting and paying attention to all the details.
Did you ever work some peacock pattern into something?

Related link:
{My French DMC Rose Filet Lace Crocheted Curtains} | previous post with detailed photos of those brass nails
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