Pumpkins are looking good! A couple of vines do not have one single pumpkin however – what’s with that? I planted varieties that did not get over 25 lbs. or so the package said but I have a couple of jumbos out there – Rick will have to pick those. I love the small round white ones – I hope there’s lots of those hiding in the vines. I go out nearly every day and weed and it looks pretty good. If you live in North Iowa, don’t forget Pumpkin Day, September 19, 9 am – 3 pm.
I mowed today and here is Gus waiting patiently.
Then I sat in a lawn chair and finished this book – excellent read! Gus stayed close by.
Then it was chore time and Gus enjoyed looking for mice in the feed room with Telly and Faye.
And tonite when I was quilting the Granny Square quilt, I went looking for Gus. I found him in the living room – wiped out.
And so my day goes – telling all of you about it is my social life – by choice. Thanks for listening.
This was my big job today – cleaning and sorting in the garden shed. Lots of things were sold at the sale in June and I finished sorting it out today for Pumpkin Day. Now the marking begins once again.
The things that remain are what I want to keep for now. I have gotten rid of so much stuff – this room was so full, the door wouldn’t even open all the way. What a wonderful feeling!
Here is Jane’s block that I forgot to post last night – I love this block!
And my day was filled with Gus, one of the sweetest puppies I’ve ever known. Since he is going to be here 2 weeks, we had to start teaching him certain routines. Last night at midnight, Telly and Gus were still out in the grove playing and I had to go out after them in the golf cart – in the dark, in my bathrobe, with a big flashlight. Ha! Even though I was ready for bed, they were not.
Gus needed a couple naps today. And tomorrow will be more of the same.
Remember the Granny Square quilt? It’s finally on the quilting machine.
I’ve mailed out quite a few rug books with DVDs – watch your mailbox. If anybody else wants a Rugs From Rags book and DVD, mail $20 to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave., Garner, IA 50438. We will finish Gypsy Wife before we start the “rug along” where we will all make a rug one step at a time.
Old Maid Puzzle – another easy block found on page 17 of your booklet. Two blocks are required and it’s helpful to look at her finished block on page 18. I tried to be brave again this week. What do you think?
This completes the major blocks. Next week we will start making the filler blocks, multiple simple blocks. After these blocks, we start on the strips and putting the sections together.
Hope everybody is caught up – I can see how helpful a design wall is going to be when sewing the strips with the blocks.
And here’s what Connie’s been working on. Laying rock along her walkway at the lake will keep the dirt from washing away. I have the supply of rocks and they have a no return policy.
Meet my boarder, Gus Larson. He’s an 8 month old English Labrador and he’ll be here for a couple weeks.
Warm, windy, low humidity and sunny – it feels like September and this day reminds me of many past Open Houses that we had over Labor Day weekend. It’s a perfect porch sitting kind of day. The pampas grass is in full bloom – another reminder of fall.
There was a recent Facebook post showing cacti blooming — remember I said this happens a lot to gardeners, not just me. It’s just that I’m so easily impressed with these blooms that I take pictures of them. This happened 2 days ago to my cactus named Pearl. I think it’s amazing!
I was cleaning and rearranging today and Ernie took over this spot before I could even get it dusted. Just look at those feet!
I’m really posting about the rug DVD. If you need Only the DVD, send $8.00 to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA. 50438. If we start a rug along it won’t be until fall. Stay tuned.
And here are my boarders this weekend – Lizzie, Izzy and Ollie. Fun!