Tossing and turning gets old fast so once again I simply got up which gives me time to post before the whole world wakes up.
Rick and I worked on a “getting ready for winter” project yesterday – one of many. Remember my rain barrel? Well, with cold weather coming the end of the week, it was time to empty it and put it away till spring. I’ve been filling containers for several months and moving the containers to the plant area in the quilt shop.
And I ended up with more rain water than containers so we drained the barrel via a hose into these large containers in the old notions room.
This will solve the problem of no running water in the quilt shop and no hauling water over icy sidewalks. My very best plants are in the house but the plants living in the shop have grow lights and now rain water! They will have the best growing conditions so I might have to circulate plants from the house.
Jackie knocked this sweet little saucer off the table yesterday and I wondered if the “giver” was now a blog reader. This was given to me many years ago and I wanted her to know how much I’ve loved it for all these years. Speak up if you recognize this dish.
Holly from Fairmont, MN, sent me the story of the box of Mendets she treasures. Her great grandfather traveled from the east coast to the west coast selling these boxes of Mendets many years ago. Holly is a high school teacher who tried to tell her students about mending a round pan and they just didn’t understand – not too surprising, is it?
Here is my mended dishpan that I showed you recently.
I end this post on a sad note – we lost a member of our church family and the Garner community yesterday just 2-1/2 short weeks after his dad took him to the clinic because he just wasn’t feeling very well. Cale died at Mayo from cancer, apparently a very aggressive kind. Here he is with his mom Angie. He looks hale and hearty just weeks ago at Homecoming and we are holding his family and friends up in prayer this morning.