These glorious summer days are flying by, aren’t they? Today Jeannie and Herb Stufflebeam stopped to see us – Jeannie is a blog reader from Central Illinois and now I can put a face with the name!
It’s been so hot but today was better – and tonite the clouds have rolled in and we’re praying for rain.
I’m not too interested in vegetable gardening – as you can see. I had radishes and now peas, a few carrots, onions and I refuse to weed them.
I stand in the mess and eat raw peas – it’s perfect. Here’s Rick’s garden – haha! He loves to weed!
I bought a bunch of plants real cheap and planted them in the trough.
I also rescued two fiddle leaf figs – they are very sad looking and I’m just hoping I can bring them back to life.
I’ve been reading a succulent Facebook page and a death bloom was mentioned. I have two death blooms which will die soon and produce many “pups”.
I spend quite a bit of time every day, cleaning up plants, repotting and watering.
I finished this small quilt today – I think it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever sewn and is a complete failure. I didn’t realize my 1/4” seam allowance was so far off until I began piecing these borders. I should have used Thangles and then my 1-1/4” triangle squares would have been perfect. I decided to go ahead and quilt it. Another mistake because of straight line quilting – the triangle squares on one side should be directly opposite of the other side and mine were not. Sigh. I’m not proud of it but if I ever do it again, I made plenty of notes and the main one is THANGLES!!!!
I’ll bind it the first chance I get. Even old quilters can learn a thing or two!
Several readers have asked how Telly is doing – here she is in her favorite chair on the porch. We’d never know there was anything wrong with her – maybe there isn’t.
These days my life centers around what I can do in the porch – if I can’t do it out there, it likely won’t get done.