Pearl Sutton

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Chronic reader, creative dreamer, a LOT of hand skills to make things real, intense health issues that limit my activity, but not my creativity or dreams. Moved to southern Missouri with enough tools and junk to build a life that might work well with my health. One of god’s gigglers, I punctuate with smiley faces and exclamation points when I type, and smile and laugh a lot in real life. (Often at things no one else understands.) And I both curtsy at people (even when wearing grubby work clothes) and purr when hugged, both online and in real life. “Normal” is not a word that has ever been used for me.

Been organic gardening all my life, and bought 4 acres that I have designed from the ground up. Making it happen is being the most fun I have ever had in my life, the best 3D jigsaw puzzle ever! Reading Mollison’s Designer’s Manual was like coming home, ah, THERE I am! A reality where I can use all of my multifaceted talents and skills!
Dumpster diver, recycler, second hand store shopper, I tell people I am attracted to rust and lace. I have violated every warranty I have ever met, I’m a tool using animal, and I use my tools to modify everything in my world. And it only gets weirder...
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Recent posts by Pearl Sutton

Cool! Yes, that is for curvy people, and REALLY easy to adjust as needed. I think you will like it :D
10 hours ago
Feel free to abandon some on my doorstep! Between fungus and squash beetles I haven't picked a single one yet. Not sure how many of  the plants are still alive, my labels got damaged, some viney things are still alive, but not many. Over 80% loss rate on vining plants.
1 day ago
How do you tell boy pancakes from girl pancakes?
Check how well they are stacked...

1 day ago
WHOO!! Welcome to all of you!
Nicole's spiffy magic hands made the punch for you, but I tell you the REAL magic::

Welcome to the Light side, We have wonderful produce!

Why is THAT the magic of permies moderators?
Because we help keep permies an awesome place for gentle souls to learn to improve their health, well being, and lives by shifting to a more rational way of life, where sunshine, fresh air, and wonderful fruits and veggies help make our bodies, minds and spirits strong. And really, if you could wish anything for a person you cared about, wouldn't that ultimately be what you want for them? If you wish them wealth, it's because you want them to be able to buy the things that make them healthy, happy, and content. We learn to make ourselves healthy, happy, and content by getting out of the rat race, and into a calmer lifestyle, and that is the best thing I can think of to wish for a person.

The permies moderators make the site flow smoothly, so we can all learn how to do this magic for ourselves and the ones we love.
THAT is the REAL magic of life.
Welcome to being part of the awesome permies staff, and realize that by helping here, you are helping more people than you will ever know to be healthy, happy and content! So glad you have joined us!

And me being me....
I splat you all with my trebuchet of organic fruit!!! :D


I want to see video of it!
That's a neat idea.
And I'm wondering how to make one... :D

I agree, good one, Drew!
2 days ago
Interesting! I was going to guess splitting wedge, till I saw the rest of the pictures.
I look forward to learning what it is!

If you are new to our game here: we try to identify the items, person who does so gets an apple! We have fun and learn lots of weird things. If you have something odd to post, we'd love to see it!  
Some things the poster knows what it is, sometimes they are hoping we'll figure it out. It's a great game!

3 days ago
Of all the inventions in the last 100 years...

The dry erase board has to be the most remarkable!
4 days ago
John F Dean: And your tale reminds me of my favorite cat (I miss her terribly!) who always rode around on my shoulders any time she could get away with it. I'd be walking to my my parents RV in the yard, she'd hop on and ride me. Dad would always greet her first, then say "And hello to your steed!" :D

I had people come over one time to look at something they were going to buy. They had a kid with them, maybe 5 years old, and my cat was thrilled! Someone to play with! She got on a piece of furniture, and as the kid walked by, tagged him on the head! Then leapt off, ran to another spot, when he passed her, tagged him again! She tagged him 7 or 8 times through the house and at all the same spots going back. She looked very proud, the kid looked totally bewildered. She wins!
4 days ago

r ranson wrote:
The delay is that I'm adding a gusset to each side seam.  I get to decide if I want the pockets in front of the gusset, behind the gusset, or if I make the gusset in two bits, and put the pocket at the very centre of the side?

In general, pockets are most comfortable and usable slightly forward of the side seam. Stand up, put your hands where thy are comfortable on your hips, it's not the side seams. So move your pockets forward off the side seam if you can. Look at where your hands sit easy, and can reach forward into your pocket, then look at your gusset and decide.

On the purple pants I was putting pockets in, those pockets are about 2 to 2.5 inches forward of the side seam. I have wide hips, that may be too much for you. But it's a guess where to try putting your hands to think on it.

Glad you find it useful!! :D
4 days ago