We came home from vacation to a forest of weeds in every garden.
Mercifully, the weather has been great so catching up around here
has been an enjoyable process. Realistically, there will never be a time
when everything is "caught up" so I'm just taking my time and doing
what I feel like, day by day. Just like quilting, a garden is a joy
to make, not just to finish. I try not to get so get caught up
running toward the goal that I forget to enjoy the process.
I was over-zealous (even more than usual) and planted 24 tomato
and 24 pepper plants. I have big canning goals for the tomatoes
but I can't really explain what happened with the peppers
other than I have a plant-buying problem, and I have no
shame in admitting it. All 48 of these are enough to keep
anyone busy, not to mention the rest of the garden out there
but I'm happy to say they are all currently pruned and mulched.
The herb and flower gardens still need tending to but as I am
sporting a bit of a sunburn, I moved into the sewing room to get
caught up on my Block of the Month quilt. Without any fanfare,
here are all three blocks hot off the ironing board:
With the wheat outside just days from harvesting,
it's a little odd to be playing with Christmas fabric
but it still seems cozy and inviting.
(And I'm asking myself, what about the other BOM(s)
I planned for this year? Hmm...)
I'm still waiting to get my son's attention for 10 minutes
so that we might discuss his dorm quilt but he's rarely
here. There are always other quilts I could be getting
a start on but the last thing I want is to get myself into another
mad dash before he goes off to college so maybe this weekend
I'll get some sort of direction of what he would like, though
I know he's far from picky.
Just a note:
I've noticed others saying blogger is having issues.
I don't really know why its occurring but I am seeing your
comments. Hoping it's resolved soon; I know there are just
a few but I still don't like not being able to respond.