Category: June 2021

Gardening with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Essential oils can be valuable tools for every gardener, whether you are taking care of indoor plants or an outdoor garden. Not only are essential oils a natural alternative to harsh gardening chemicals, they are also effective and easy to use. Whether you are trying to chase away garden pests, improve health and…

Recipe for the Perfect Designer Gourd

Laurie Laramie’s first piece, a beautiful Southwest desert scene.

Martha Spillane * 1 cup of imagination * 1 gourd of any size and shape * A generous amount of paint, stain, or dye * Let dry * And, violà, your perfect designer gourd * Optional, no artistic ability required Back in 2013, when Robson Ranch was just a wee bit of a community, Rick Taylor, his…

Desert Threads Has Outdoor Meeting

The new officers are Marion Kersnick, Nancy Bonngard, Cindy Templeton, and Ann Wasescha. (Not pictured: Pat Sinclair and Mary Platt)

Sue Bart Desert Threads met outside on the patio by the Cottonwood Phoenix Room in May. This was our first in-person meeting for over a year. Members wore masks and were invited into the Phoenix Room to view the many quilts made for charity (delivered to UMOM on May 14). Our Opportunity Quilt was on display,…