Monday, July 19, 2010

Gardening

We received this lovely hydrangea from my brother and sister-in-law. (Don't let that fool you, sil did it, if they are anything like us!)

Hydrangea's need shade with some light and certainly not the full sun our backyard gets. So it definitely needed to be put in the front yard around the house. Except, the front yard is nicely landscaped already. So we checked out all the areas and decided a rose bush that hadn't been pruned in years needed to go. Pat cut off all the branches (and believe me there were a lot more besides these.) My job was to cut them in small pieces so they would fit in the trash can.


His job was to dig out the root ball. Except, we had a shovel malfunction. What? Yep, it snapped in two. Luckily no one was hurt by flying debris.

We had to take a break to acquire soil amendments and more mulch. (And, lunch, groceries, a new watch battery -- you get the picture.) I came back exhausted and overheated. But, Pat went at it again getting it planted and watered with our new curling hose. Just as he came in the clouds covered up the sun and it poured rain with thunder and lightening. Yikes. I had such a headache I collapsed on the couch. (Well, that's my story & I'm sticking to it!) The power was out. Not a problem for me I was sleeping! We were happy to see it come on just in time for a late dinner.
Here's a quick photo of my cutting table in the studio. Marge at Mysteries for Relay held another one Saturday. I had to get the table cleared enough so I could cut bigger pieces of fabric than the scraps I had been cutting. I was somewhat successful. Things are getting better but there is no doubt in my mind that I have way TOO much stuff. I'm trying hard to use it up. I am hoping to have several finishes this month although I guess I should get off my duff and actually get quilts ready to quilt on Ruthie. She's waiting patiently!

Today's plan:
• make 14 more blocks for the mystery quilt and sew all of them into a top.
• work on the Million Pieces quilt -- ready to sew the last two pieces on to the block. Then sew into a top.
•start on Quilts for Kids kit.

That is a ridiculous list for only a day. It will probably take me the rest of theday to sew the mystery quilt blocks and put it together. At least this list will help me focus on what I really want to get done... maybe!

Hope all of you are having a happy quilt day!






1 comment:

  1. I've not been planting but weeding and am about to throw in the towel and say "you win".
    I like long 'to do' lists-keeps me motivated and if I don't finish I just add it to next week's list (I do week lists instead of day lists)

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