The table runner is now ready to quilt. I modified the pattern to fit my table by adding another design unit and the triangles on the ends. For “batting” I used the Teflon fabric that is made for pot holders, so that when something hot is placed on it, the table will still be protected. I don’t even trust myself not to forget.
Then it was time to do some of those mundane tasks – like cleaning out the refrigerator. These chores never take care of themselves.
And the garden is still producing, so I picked and cleaned kale. There are still more foods (beets, parsley, peppers, celery, etc.) to pick and though some will stay for the winter, some need to be taken care of – maybe tomorrow. And to my surprise there are dozen of volunteer tomato plants 2-6″ high. But the freeze will take care of them.
I brought the Meyers Lemon tree and the lime tree into the house as I’m not sure when the first freeze will be, but usually by mid October and we are there. Since the lemon is blooming, I’m anticipating wonder fragrance from this little plant. The little lime tree nearly died, but I see it is coming back. I promise to take better care of it. See all the parsley near the bottom. Will that grow in the house throughout the winter?
We are being threatened with a storm tonight and a major storm Saturday where we could lose power for 2-4 days. I don’t think that will happen, but if I disappear, it will be because we don’t have internet.
A table runner is the next project. This one will take a bit more time because I’m doing it between several non-quilting chores.
I have it cut out and have a dozen of each of these sewn together.
The fruit flies were so horrific this morning after all the canning, etc. that I bombed part of the house. I hate doing this, but I also hate those flies in everything. How did our grandmothers manage this and they not only had fruit flies, they had horse and every other type of fly to deal with in the summer. The directions tell you to leave the house for 4 hours. So what should I do while not in the house, why go shopping, of course, and I did.
I have a 2 young citrus trees to bring in for the winter, so needed to keep them up off the floor. These were half price, so they came home with us.
And I was so inspired by my daughter’s shelving this weekend, that I decided I needed some shelves to hold my spinning supplies and some of my knitting supplies. So 4 of these shelves (36″) also came home with me. Lowe’s had only 2 on the shelf, so I asked for more. They had them in the inventory, but can you believe, it took over an hour for them to locate them – high next to the ceiling – and then to find the lift thing and someone to bring it over and go up in it to bring those shelves down. And look what I found OCTOBER 12, while I was waiting!
So much of the Christmas supplies are out. We haven’t even had Halloween yet!