Monday, April 18, 2011


Monday, April 17 – Where in the heck does the time go? We have been here in Livingston for a week and cannot exactly tell you what we have done. It has just flown by.

We do remember that one day we visited Sam Houston National Forest. The forest contains 163, 037 acres in three counties. Marsha has run out of pine needles and needs more…fast! This was a great place to gather her precious needles.

It was a gorgeous day. The entrance was beautiful.



There are tons of walking paths, restrooms, and wildlife.



See these trees…tons of needles. She was thrilled. We collected thousands of needles. She soaked them ALL and for the next three days we cleaned needles. YES, she actually got me to help her…now I am doing woman’s work…GEESH!



Marsha did finish another basket with the needles she had. When she started her new basket, it was going to be a cracker basket for a friend. But, she decided to do some experimenting and decided to keep it for herself. She used some of the pine needles she dyed, and branched out to use color thread. It actually turned out pretty nice.



So if she doesn’t use it for crackers, what does she use it for? Does she really need all this stuff?


We have added a new feature to the sidebar…Google Search. Marsha wanted to add tags/categories to each blog that would help readers search related topics, but was having a difficult time making it work smoothly. She wrote to Rick of Rick and Paulette’s RV Travels and asked him why he doesn’t use tags/categories. He suggested using the Google Search gadget instead. Rick said it is much easier for the readers to use. It will ONLY  search our blog not the entire Internet. Now you can search our site for all blogs related to a specific topic. If you use it, let us know how you like it.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. great job on the basket. Louise made one a long time ago. I hope she don't get the urge to make more. We carry enough STUFF around

  2. Marsha has found a new career making baskets. At least they aren't heavy so you can carry thousands more with you as you head north.

    Stay out of Tornado Alley!

  3. I started out doing tags but that got to be too irritating to do since i could never decide what categories to put things in. I have a search option but it doesn't always find what I'm looking for. If you find a perfect answer to this challenge, please, let me know.

  4. I tried it... I searched for Oregon and got 3 posts where you mentioned Oregon. Yee Haw.
    Very cool basket. I doubt I will ever finish mine.


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