I have been so busy the last while that I am sure I haven’t posted for forever… and I’m a couple of days late with my FNSI report. The weather has been glorious here; the best it has been all summer.
Work is crazy busy, the garden wants to be harvested, I have been watching my grandkids a bit with sil being away and dd working night shifts at the hospital. Today I:
- made chicken soup
- put on a 5 lb crockpot of sauerkraut to do its thing
- canned 11 litres of maple syrup which came in a big jug. Canning will help keep it from growing mould
- did laundry, three rounds of dishes, tons of paperwork – paying bills and the like, walked the dog, picked some herbs from my greenhouse and took them to a neighbour, visited with two friends this morning
- and then went to a house concert this evening with another friend. Two women playing and singing sweet Appalachian style bluegrass and folk music.
I am playing catch-up with sewing obligations. For FNSI I made the 2 sets of blocks for the 6 inch block swap that I owed for August. Both of my partners asked for “mixed blocks”, one in pinks, beige and maroon” and the other in “any colours”. So I made them both the same two blocks. I think they are all kind of cool.
I had already received my blocks from my partners…. these pretty ones from Kerry in Australia…
And these lovelies from Lorraine in New Zealand. I have no idea what kind of bird is on the card. If anyone else knows, please tell me…
I also received some other goodies this week. The lovely Maria offered to send me some postage stamp blocks and this package full of fun and flirty blocks arrived…along with a card with more birds I don’t know the names of…
And my friend Ida and I did a swap for some postage stamp blocks and I got more fun and flirty numbers from her…
And two giveaway wins this week… Elaine sent me four fat quarters of grunge fabric in colours I would probably never think to buy. I love them!
And Frances sent me this cross stitch pillow kit, with the pattern stamped fabric and all the thread. This will be a great take-along when hubby and I go travelling next month.
There was a deer grazing in the yard yesterday and a bear came through today, but I got no decent photos. I’m off to a quilt retreat with my friend Dahn on Wednesday evening – the retreat is from Thursday to Sunday. Tuesday night I’ll be staying in Whitehorse with my grandchildren. So that means I have to get packed and ready to go tomorrow…. YIKES!