It was a “Happy Father’s day”
And a “Happy Birthday”. These towels, I embroidered as a requested birthday gift.
Not only have I decided on a pattern for the Sunbonnet quilting, I actually have begun the quilting. It isn’t the pattern that was #1 on my list, but I went with the second idea of all these little daisies and I like it. Maybe I’ll squeeze a bit of time on Father’s day to finish the quilting. Then I want to put something in her hand, but haven’t decided on that yet. After spending the morning at the eye doctor and another appointment, I very much needed to do something creative and was happy to have this quilt ready to go. It feeds the soul to work on something pretty.
I picked a few strawberries today, but I am not happy with the quality, so I may pull them at the end of the season and put new ones in next year.
I also managed to get in a quick trip to the grocery store and pick up the chicken for the dogs, get it in ziplock bags and freeze it.
This very full day has come to an end and so have we, so I’ll say, Shabbat Shalom and have a terrific Father’s day this week end. Those of you with families, love and cherish them.
Embroidery Library had this fun retro watering can on sale. It was so fun looking, I felt a need to purchase and embroider it. It was a nice interlude to all the “normal stuff”. Hop on over to their site and see what a wonderful selection of designs they have.
Just look at how big these geese have grown and so fast! They are over much of their shyness now as long as it’s only me and the fence is between us.
Surveillance cameras were on our shopping expedition today. We looked at several, but did not make a decision. We still need to figure out if our modem will reach to the barn which is about 150 feet away. The barn is where we need the cameras. Reading the pros and cons of people who have purchased them is educational as I am learning about things I would not have thought to ask. If any of you has a system that works outside, I’d love to hear about it.
I’ve also been having “fun” with my wireless mouse. It doesn’t want to work anymore. After getting spoiled with it, the plug in mouse feels awkward. I’m going to have to look for a solution to this as well
I did get some knitting done, but not much.
Knitting again: It’s not much, but here is my second cast on for these socks. I miscounted the first time. I now have a cast on and one row knitted. It’s a start and all I need is more time. I like this yarn as it goes through the wash and dryer with all the other clothes – no special care and yet it is 75% wool.
Today we had a visit from a pair of visiting nurse with the
threat assurance one will be back next week. Then then a daughter came to visit for a short time and was followed by the PT. This time she gave DH 3 exercises to work on gaining back strength. She will be back Friday. Tomorrow, the daughter that was here Monday will be back because I have a 2 hour dental appointment which is an hour away and we are not comfortable leaving him alone that long – at least not yet, even though he is doing quite a bit better.
There was a lot of bleating in the pasture at 5.30 this afternoon, so I went to see if we had coyote issues or ? even though the dogs were unconcerned. There was nothing wrong, but the sheep had had enough day and wanted their evening treat and to be put to bed an hour early. Who would have thought they could get together and plan this. They were all there waiting.
Right inside the back door is the fertilizer and seed that we use in the hoop house. It is kept there during the summer because the hoop house is too humid to keep it in there and we don’t like to run through the house to get it when needed.
The visiting PT wants it moved and she is coming back tomorrow, so now it is restacked. I’m hoping she will be happy with this arrangement. I agree that it does look neater, which is something that gets thrown by the wayside when one is always in a hurry.
The lambs received their first shot this morning and the geese received leg bands. Then one of the new geese vanished. I do hope he shows up, but don’t have high hopes. I’m very thankful for help today as now the strawberries are weeded and netting over the top. She’s good at catching sheep and geese as well.
The occupational therapist was here and put DH through the hoops. The way he is being questioned, you would think he became disabled at the hospital. I asked how long this would go on and was told “until he has been released”. That’s an answer? OK.
These 4 bags of food have been in the car for about a week and a half now, so I decided to roll them up to the barn (animal cracker are for treats).
Look at the reception party! The whole gang turned out. Anytime they see me, they think grain or treats of some sort. But then, there might be a reason for that.