Well summer has arrived and soon it will be “baby” time around here! NO not grandbabies, but Deer Babies. Here is a picture of the herd we feed and I do hope that they have the babies before the weather starts off at 100 degrees. Walking is now going to have to be from 6:30 to 7:00. I have decided to not complain about the wind anymore because now we have none! I do like getting my walking in early as it seems I have more time to play in the Studio! (I think it is all a mind game!). The weather will be 100 today, 100 tomorrow, and 104 by Sunday. This is supposed to be a short heatwave! We shall see!
We also have pesky squirrels hanging around eating corn and bird seed on the ground. Clay made a feeder for our birds out of an old cookie sheet and sometimes the squirrels would jump into the feeder and just lay in the pan and eat all day. He fixed that problem with the following. Notice the squirrel who tried to get into the pan today!
I have been working on preparing embroidery and applique projects. Mainly Aunt Bea’s Parlor and Pat Campbell’s Jacobean Holiday. I have all pieces ready to applique for Jacobean and all blocks ready for Bea’s embroidery quilt. I complete another block for the Jacobean.
I have finished the A Merry Christmas To You Sew Along with Susan Marth today. I changed the borders by using a 1/2″ gold border with a 3 1/2″ Red with Gold Border in lieu of the Sawtooth border. I enjoyed the SAL and glad that I have finished it. It was an easy project!
I have made a little progress on French General, at least I have completed the most difficult flower (I think).
When my cousin picked up the Trundle Bed that we no longer needed I had to put my Giant Dahlia on my quilt rack. This is the 3rd quilt I made and quilted on my HQ16 in 2006 and quilted it in 2008. It is too small for our bed! When I realized how I quilted it in 2008 that I must start using my rulers again and do more than just meandering!
I mentioned I signed up for a Sashiko class in SA for last week. I did not attend the 2nd class today! I will not expound on my opinion of how the class was presented, but for $55 I could have done better staying home and watching YouTube or buying another book! For that amount I learned anything I did not already know. I received 2 needles, thread, and a”thimble” that I won’t use EVER as part of the class. I was so disappointed I would love to teach a Sashiko Class but it would not be as this one was presented to me! The ladies were very nice and it was an enjoyable chat time, but nothing gained as far as Sashiko goes. I thought I had learned this lesson when I took my last quilting class from a Guild in 2010! Oh well.
I leave you with this tidbit of information. Did you know when you purchase chicken (packaged) that it comes to the stores ‘frozen’ (probably a chill type) then they lovingly put it out for the consumer to purchase and then the consumer takes the chicken and puts it in the freezer at home to RE-FREEZE. Well, I got a batch that had probably been out too long after defrosting without knowing this. I have to watch code dates carefully and thought I was in the SAFE ZONE. I began having stomach issues earlier in the week and could not figure out what was upsetting my stomach until Saturday night! It was the chicken! I called HEB and spoke with the sweetest Manager and on Sunday we took the bad chicken back and they made it good by not charging me for what was bad. The Manager was so nice and he advised me I could pre-order the chicken and have them keep it frozen so in the future I will do so.
From the 14th through the 17th of June the house will be turned upside down and carpeting will be laid. I do believe the job will be easier than we think. I just hate the thought of cleaning out the Hutch with all the china and crystal! I must keep thinking how nice the new carpet will be and how much I will love the new smell (NOT). I will be glad when this project is over with.
Have a great week-end and for those who are dealing with the flooding and inability to plant crops soon start drying out! In the meantime, stay safe!
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