It’s another miserable 20 mph windy day plus it’s raining. Without fail the goldfinches showed up for Mothers Day as well as the orioles and indigo buntings – my feeders are busy busy and I’m enjoying the show! It’s like a miracle that they know when to return to my yard!
Did you watch the exciting Kentucky Derby yesterday? Here’s Jenny working at Trader Joe’s in Louisville wearing Governor Hammill’s hat. Do you remember when I gave it to her last summer? He was from the neighboring town of Britt and was Iowa’s governor in the mid 1920’s. The hat got a bit of curious attention yesterday when Jenny told the story. I hope he knows his dress hat was in Louisville for the Derby.
It was windy yesterday, too, but at least it wasn’t raining so I started cleaning up the rock garden so I can move the plants outside. This is what I’m up against – leaves stuck between the rocks!
This was not a good plan – even though I like it – those crevices are packed full in the spring but this year I have decided not to stress about it. I’ll get what I can and then I’ll let the plants cover up the rest.
Connie gave me this beautiful piece of garden art – a round wire ball which will add to my “round” theme in this area.
After it was all cleaned up I decided not to move plants out due to the wind – I’m so glad I held off!
Now please don’t everybody tell me I shouldn’t do all this work – nobody is holding a gun at my head. If I didn’t want to do this, I’d move to town and that’s not my plan. No, Rick is not able to help me so I do what I can. He can fix any lawn mower – and that right there is pretty valuable to me when it finally becomes time to mow.
When I said nothing green is popping up, I meant the flowers and bulbs – the grass is green but a long way from needing mowing. I picked up all the sticks but after this wind I will need to start again.
Here’s a quilt I just finished – The Free Quilt. It’s called “free” because I just had to get out my tub of 2-1/2” squares . This pattern is in the online store but shown in denim.
And here’s my Millie/Dianne tribute quilt – pattern is found in Life In the Country With Country Threads (I think).
I’m also willing to send you a paper pattern for $10 – please enclose a SASE.
So that’s all for today – we’d like to hear from the surgical patients/readers – how are you doing?