Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Stash Report

Time to update numbers--

Stash in--10.5 yards
Stash in YTD--62.5 yards
Stash out--14 yards
Stash out YTD--129 yards

I'm ahead--66.5 yards

My recent finish is a D9P done in black/red/cream--


Its a large quilt, queen size?  90x106" I think. Black flannel backing, it took me forever to bind, only in the afternoon with very good light.  Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Doing blog posts has been--aggravating.  Frustrating.  Next to impossible.  I thought I had posting from my tablet figured out, but not so!!  Today I bit the bullet and figured out how to tether my laptop to my tablet and of course after a month of vacation (the laptop) it balked at working! 

The past month has been a whirlwind.  DD and SIL's house flooded, not much, maybe 1" in the basement but it was messy.  The area they live in received +10" of rain one evening after +5" a few days before.  No damage except the carpet and padding.  After helping remove the carpet (it was all out but then needed to be carried to the dump trailer) large fans were set up.  Did I say they had bought and moved two weeks prior to this??  Then back to the camper to find a broken window.  Mowing contractor will pay for it, grudgingly.  It is a special window that requires safety glass, the window place will have to custom cut it.  Right now the old window is covered with special tape holding the shattered glass in place.  Two weddings and two quilts gifted this month also.  

It continues to rain here at the camper, Friday night was 4.5", again.  Its not raining near as much at home on our corn and soybeans.  Today I am heading home, Dr. appt tomorrow and then back to Yankton.  Yesterday and today have been the first really hot days, last week a couple of nights I even had to turn a little heater on, it was 50F.  

I'm able to read blogs, as usual commenting is not as easy.  So if you get an email instead of a comment, its because I can do that easier.  

I hope your summer is going well.  Sewing slows down here although I did sew the center of Honeysweet pinwheels together yesterday.  

My garden is two tomato plants in tubs and lots of flowers.  I have several hanging baskets and I bought a plant I have never tried to grow before, a Mandeville.  Its been transplanted to a larger pot and has a trellis.  GROW BABY GROW!!!  If you have any experience with these please give me growing tips.  Its in a spot that receives some afternoon shade, the sun is too intense here during the summer and the flowers fade/falloff and leaves burn.  Its fairly protected from wind.  





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