The quilting is DONE!. Dreamweaver from the Strip your Stash book is couch size at 60×80″. It still needs a binding but that will happen in time.
Other than that, I picked raspberries and apples today.
The heel flap is done and next comes the heel. Progress is slow. The summer is winding down and maybe when the weather turns cold, I’ll be more interested in hand work. But right now, I want to be outside enjoying what summer is left. My guess is that we may get an early fall.
Today we took the shade cloth off the hoop house. Something is enjoying my peppers just before they are ripe enough to pick. Tomorrow promises to be a very nice day and then the rest of the week is forecast to be showers and rain. And we definitely need that!
These are something new that I found interesting. There were 30 little bulblets in the package and are now planted in the hoophouse. Many will be transplanted outside in the spring as they have to be planted a foot apart.
My laptop and the chainsaw weren’t working yesterday so we took both in to have looked at and with minor adjustments, both work now. And since we were out at noon, we made a stop at Panera’s for lunch. Out of the last 5 times I have been there, 4 have had mistakes in my order. No wonder I don’t eat there often. Yes, they fix them, but it is inconvenient.
When we came home, I collapsed, my body wouldn’t go any farther, so I listened and napped.
This afternoon, I watched a webinar with Lindee G on applique and am hoping tomorrow I will feel refreshed. Does your body ever just quit on you?
The morning started with mending 2 pair of pants. These turned out surprisingly well for daughter. Then it was off to give a bit of supervision to someone who was going to help me today. He did get the “wee barn” swept out and the sleeping area for the three sheep all cleaned. It looks and smells good in there now.
Look at these silly ducks. Why would you go outside the fence to be able to put your head inside to get water? Silly, silly ducks.
I asked my new helper to dig up the potatoes. The ground is hard, but there are about 100# of potatoes in a 30′ space. We had a lot of potatoes that didn’t get eaten in time this spring, so we just planted them. And had the best harvest ever. I think we’ll get another 100# out of each of the two rows we have left to harvest. No we don’t need that many, but we won’t starve. Well, he dug about 30#, decided it was lunch and came and asked for his money after lunch. Ah, help is not perfect these days. So instead of sewing or quilting, I dug potatoes, picked tomatoes, picked a few raspberries and a couple cabbage. (but you are probably as tired of photos of these as I am of taking them). Then it was time to fertilize and water the hoop house and the raspberries which are looking rather shriveled from lack of water. Next the front yard and driveway plants were watered and supper was simply leftovers. There was my day and when did I sew or quilt?
But winter (sewing/quilting time) is coming and the way this harvest has been going, I won’t be spending much time at the grocery store. I was lucky that all the running around took care of half of my steps for the day – I’m over my 10,000 goal, and yes I did work in 5 minutes on the elliptical. I need that exercise to be able to do the other things. Who has time to grow old?