Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth!

We had a quiet Fourth of July weekend. First I worked.... filling an entire Lawn Garbage bin to the top with weeds and overhanging lily fronds from our front border that were choking out the gardenia bushes. I yanked a bunch of dead petunias. Then I turned the soil a bit and worked in a couple bags of compost. And then I planted vincas. Then I collapsed. Then my lower back registered it's disapproval of the whole morning's events. Ow! I'm getting to old for this craziness!

When I was semi-recovered, I decorated the front porch a bit.

Then, I typed. Ugh. Enough said.

Then, I played! Sunday, the gang gathered at the Orange Quilt Bee and enjoyed a class with our favorite Teacher Extraordinairre, Janet. I had missed going and I managed to go two weeks in a row! I will wait now, for the next time there is a single class and then catch up with everyone again! It was fun!

Monday, I got up to the sewing room mid day, and I finished up the above two Sylvia blocks.

G6 and G7 are done!

Once I get done with this row, I have to devote some serious attention to completing a couple of flimsies. My Hands 2 Help quilt needs to be quilted and bound. And Dad called and said they sure could use a couple of quilts to auction for the Yellowstone Bible College fundraiser. His friend, Dr. Bill, is the president of the college and was telling Dad about the auction. Dad and I picked two from the stack of flimsies he and I have waiting, and I will quilt those and send them on up to him. I told Michael I need the dining room table for a month! As long as I am done before he starts his Master's program in August, it will be fine. Once his classes start, I think I can kiss my dining room table good bye for a Long Time! It will be his school desk!

Last thing I did tonight was make a Christmas present for a certain young man I know, who loves to barbeque.... It is an apron and this is what I put on the front of it. (Design from


Back to the grindstone tomorrow, but it looks like it will be light. Maybe I'll be sewing by lunchtime!


Anonymous said...

Teehee! That one is fun! I love it! I'm sure that a certain fella will like it too!

Yvette said...

What an adorable embroidery!!!

WOW on your Sylvia's. You are catching up quick. Does that mean we have to do another row soon? How about in September? LOL!