Update for Monday 7/10/17 is that I spent the day sitting at the hospital. His cholesterol is about 150, which should indicate no heart problems, however, because he has autoimmune issues and has meds for that, he may have small blockages, so tomorrow he will undergo more testing. Therefore, I have not done much and may not have a post tomorrow. That will depend on how all this goes and when we get to come home. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.
The boxes on the left are the best thing I’ve seen yet for the bee watering. They are coated so that they hold liquid, yet they have the slatted boards inside so the bees can land and not drown. They are meant to be able to feed the bees sugar water in times of drought, but since bees need water all summer, I think I can just put water in them and the bees can easily find it. The screens are for on top. One can just pour the liquid through them and not have to open the bee box and get the bees upset. So these came home with me.
The spent most of my day with a friend going through the wool that I have here. She showed me how to clean the finest wool and we looked at the sheep which her husband brought to me. It appears he didn’t find the list she left him and brought some of the correct sheep and some will be replaced. After she left, I moved the Cormo sheep to the big pasture behind the house, which has been empty for 4 months and left the Shetlands where they were. There are plenty of blackberries for them there. The Shetland rams are moved up to a hot wire enclosed acre. We also decided which ones should be sold. It was a very productive day, but I’m ready for the Sabbath.
I pray that each of you will have a restful Sabbath and happy weekend.
Sunbonnet Sue quilt #1 FINISHED – well no label, but whether that happens will depend on who eventually gets it. The batting said it was good for a 10″ spread and these squares are 8″, so I decided not to mess around inside the square. It is backed with a pink flannel that matches the light pink on the front and is soft and cuddly. The finished size is 52 x 63″ – just perfect to wrap around a young lady and/or have as a bed covering.
The weather for the next 10 days is saying daytime highs at 80 and full sun, so we will be out there with hoses going. Fortunately we have about 6″ mulch on the blueberries and grapes, so they will probably be able to go a week between waterings which will help. This is absolutely beautiful weather and I don’t want to be inside sewing, cooking, or cleaning. I’m soaking up as much Vitamin D as possible. I’m thankful that I can sew/quilt from January through April when it’s too wet and cold to be outside any more than necessary.
Yes, we have lemons – that is 4 lemons the size of cherry tomatoes. It’s time study up and see what went wrong. The little tree is now full of fresh blossoms and seems to be very happy out in the hoop house this summer.
I continue to have new experiences and usually just when I think I have learned this machine. This is a scene put down with heat and bond. The quilting machine didn’t seem very happy about that. See those skips. I continued on and then took it to the sewing machine, which also refused to sew on it. I washed it and then I was able to stitch it on the sewing machine. I have quilted through this before without any issues. Does anyone have any ideas what was happening?
I did finally finish this “cabin in the woods” hanging and it’s okay, but I wish the quilting would have gone better. This was a test quilt for the on-line Quilt Magazine. I think it was featured in the October 2016 issue. It was in line to be quilted last fall when it decided to vanish. I found it after Christmas sitting between two stacks of drawers. It finished at 34″ square.