Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hola, hola, hola. Here are the pillows I glue gunned up yesterday. They are the pillows on the backs of the chairs and are gold and rust. I know you have seen the chairs, perhaps even the fabric, but now the pillows are completed and they make the chairs nice and comfy. We keep the chairs in the fake kitchen, across from the Belgium chest, where we have the DVD player and the flat screen TV.

It has been too hot to watch a movie in there, so we are trying to figure out how to get the flat screen into the bedroom where the air conditioning is. Here is the chest and the covered flat screen and as expected, Senor is reflected in the mirror, back there, in one of his tool closets.

Another beautiful overcast morning and lots of fog in the foothills, but it is all burning off and we are fixing to have a very hot day. We are getting so close to Dia de San Juan Bautista and the official day of rain, and I have my fingers crossed.

We are still getting city water, every day, for several hours and it is enough to keep the tinnaco, the new junior tinnaco and the eljibe all full, enough to water everything we want, but I promise you, I am still selective and careful.

The mesquite man came yesterday. He comes and rakes up as much of the mesquite pods as he can. They are constantly dropping from the tree. Then he takes it in huge bags to his fields and feeds his cows. Not only do his cows like the seed pod, they like the leaves and branches as well.Below is a field down the street where piles of mesquite branches, leaves and pods feed the cows.If you liked my bench, you might like two of my new pendants I have put in my Etsy shop. I have to cut and fire again soon, as I said before. I will have a couple of bazaars this fall to attend as well as a few Open Houses here in Alamos and I need to get ready.

No, I am not so bored that I have to keep finding things to do. I have always been like this, I love to just make stuff. My sister is like this also, but she is the talented one. She can take a stick and turn it into something incredibly creative and decorative.

The nice thing about making stuff now is I can make all the fun stuff I want, and because I am so limited in the types of supplies I have here, it makes it that much more creative and fun.

In fact, now the pillows are done, I have something new to work on and I will show you soon.

I really need to get going though, get myself to the mercado before it gets to hot to put a foot out the door. Then this afternoon I plan to try and give up the nappie and work on my new project!

Hope you are having a great day today, doing whatever it is you are doing! linda lou


Brenda said...

I love the bottom pendant with all the blue, my favorite colour is blue.
Hope the rain comes before the "due" date; but at least you are getting some water everyday now. Squeaky wheel gets the grease I guess lol.
I have a question for you, do you find that the glue from the glue gun gives away after a few months here in the heat? Maybe you are using one of the bigger guns with more heat. I just have one of those little craft glue guns and after a few months in the heat stuff just begins to fall apart/off. The glue is melted good when it goes on.
Any ideas why?

Jacqui said...

The story of your mesquite pods reminds me of the our old neighbour in the spanish mountains who used to feed her goats and sheep on the outer casings of the almonds. They seem to find a use for everything.

I love your recovered bemch, it's my colour scheme.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Brenda, I do have a heavy duty glue gun that uses the large glue sticks. I have been glue gunning for 3 years now and nothing has come apart yet. I also have several smaller craft size ones that take the smaller glue sticks, but I rarely use those, maybe on styrafoam or a thin plastic..glad you like the pendant!

Hi jacqui, yes, there is probably a use for everything. The almond casings are interesting, too.

judysquiltsandthings said...

I like the pillows and the bench. I was wondering like Brenda how well the glue held up.

Barb said...

Love the pillows and pendants!

Do you cover the TV to hide it from prying eyes or is there a different reason?

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi Judy, no, the gluegun holds up well. I did a few pillows on the bases of chairs in '08 and they are still in great shape.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hola Barb!
I keep it covered mostly for the DUST! I do the same thing with the printer and computer and stereo system. Hope your Senor B is feeling better. LL

Barb said...

Dust protection. Good idea. I should get the lady who looks after our place while we're gone to cover up our tv.

Señor B is doing better and better each day, thanks.