After finishing the flimsy for the table runner that I can’t show until October, I headed out to the garden.The bowl on the left is HUGE. After cleaning and stemming, I stuffed 3 gallon bags full of parsley from the hoop house. The other bowl gave me 2 gallon bags of kale after stemming. There is more kale out there, but since I had already planted and watered 48 little lettuce plants, I was tired and moved into the kitchen for the cleaning phase.
After cleaning all the greens and feeding the sheep, I made the potato casseroles for Sabbath company. Then I prepared a salad with lettuce, red cabbage and celery. I will add the walnuts and let people dress their own. We will also have roasted cauliflower and broccoli. I’m debating if that is enough variety, but I don’t think anyone will starve. I have frozen corn I could cook as well.
We will end the meal with apple cobbler. Wish you could join us.
There may not be a blog tomorrow as I have to leave at 8:15 to attend an all day class at city hall for landlords. In that case I’ll wish you a wonderful weekend today.
This morning we made a trip for sheep feed once again. And today, we hit the jackpot. They had sheep mineral blocks instead of just loose minerals. The sheep like to flip the dishes with the loose minerals, but it is a bit more difficult to destroy a 35# block.
My next project is a test project so I can’t show the completed work until October, but here’s a teaser. I’m doing a quantity of these triangles. Put a square on a corner of a larger square. By sewing the second line
I can cut between the lines and have a little half square triangle which I will someday press and square up for a lot of little squares.Here is what one of the finished blocks looks like.
We went to an appointment for me in the morning, then to see the tax man and pick up the paperwork. Then it was home for a quick lunch and out the other direction for DH’s doctor appointment in which we didn’t learn anything. Then it was off to some stores. I did find some organic plant starts, some clothes, most of which are going back and some dog treats. It’s difficult for me to buy clothes I can’t try on. I guess that is a small enough price to be able to try them on at home and think about whether you like the way they look.
The animals are fed and all day running around is tiring, so I’ll take the plants out to the hoop house tomorrow and maybe even get them in the dirt. I’m just relaxing this evening and hope you can as well.
The alter ego snowman is finished and a fun baby quilt. However I see that I need to learn to take photos so they are square. This quilt is square. I just need to tack down the hanging sleeve in the back. The hummingbirds are also finished and since DD wants the owl and flower quilt, I need to tack down the hanging sleeve I added to that. But that is hand work so will do it a bit later.
Tomorrow will be another appointment day with the appointments – one in the morning and one in the early afternoon, so the day is rather split up. It might be a good time to visit Costco or do some other store scouting.
We spent some time this morning rearranging our quarters. Both of us enjoy all the light from this room. That makes it a perfect place for him to play the guitar while I spin. Now why we didn’t think of this before, I don’t know. But we are happy with the new arrangement – at least until unused muscles kick in.
This birthday quilt is now quilted and the binding made. I’ll put it on in the morning. Sometimes if I push it too much, I have to do things twice.
The floors are swept and mopped, the laundry is done and the rest of the morning was filled with errands: taking DD to get prescription, delivering some items, and grocery shopping. All done for another week – maybe.
I was able to trim and bind this quilt, called “Jelly Forest” from the book STRIP YOUR STASH by Gudrun Erla. It measures 55 x 81, perfect for covering one for a nap. I quilted it with the design called “Whisper” by Anne Bright and used a permanent marker to put my name and year on the back of the binding. I will probably keep this one.
I then cleaned the bobbin area out of the three machines I used this week, so they are ready to go again.
Then I cleaned off the cutting table and mounted the purple hummingbird quilt ready to quilt. I’m hoping to get this quilt finished as well as the snowman quilt. Soon, I have to process the scraps into their homes until used. I only did half of my walking each day, but I feel good about the accomplishments. It seems to take so long to get the preliminaries done, and then POP, one gets several finishes.
Here are the new girls (left) of which I promised you a photo. They have integrated well with the fowl we had.
These humming birds are for the neighbor’s 90th birthday next month. They are humming birds digitized by Hatch in Africa. (I’m sorry, the link above is not working, but you can google is as they have many beautiful designs.) I was told a party was being planned, and since she is sometimes in a wheel chair, I think this lap quilt will be a good size for her. The next time I have, it will go on the quilting machine.
I finished quilting this piece today as well. It still needs to be trimmed and bound. Here is an up close of the quilting.
I neglected my walk today and spent another entire day in the studio getting these 2 quilt to this point. Tonight will be an earlier to bed night. Tomorrow I’ll have to be out and about food shopping etc. Perhaps this weekend I can catch up on the walking again.