It was my birthday yesterday, and I had a lovely day, lots of email and texts from friends and family, friends popping in and then dinner at the brother and sister-in-law's place; birthday pizza! It's Mereth's birthday today, and you can read about why we were born 36 hours apart here, and here. Happy birthday Sis!!!
I seem to have completed most of the urgent things on my work list, so it will be a weekend spent in the garden and the sewing room I hope.
This is the herb garden I planted last week, in foam boxes to help insulate the root area from our extreme temperatures. I arranged them to leave a space in the middle and filled it with earth, which made an even bigger garden bed. The ground here is century old builder's rubble, not the best growing medium.
We've had some lovely rain, which is a reprieve from the hot days during the week. I figure it's a little window of opportunity to get some of the larger plants settled into the garden before the really hot days of summer, so that's what I'll focus on first. Then I will get all the pots into positions where I can cover them with shade cloth on the worst days, and mulch all the areas that normally grow weeds with vicious seedpods that cause the dogs a lot of misery. In my spare time, I'll clean up my sewing room.
I've already cut a heap of pieces for the elongated hexagon quilt, which had stalled for lack of little triangles; there are plenty now.
It should make it a bit easier to manage than the individual blocks. I'm getting impatient to see it in one piece, and get all the fabrics for it put back in the drawers; I don't want to start anything new until I'm done with this quilt.
We have only 2 and a half months left in this year, and I don't think I've completed nearly enough quilts. I want to have a mad dash to the end of the year, and get some tops quilted as well as UFOs finished.
My first list will be projects that need to be sorted and completed; after that I'll list the tops in the order that I would like them quilted. The other goal I have is to exceed my 2010 total of 57 posts for the year. That was pathetic, I know I can do better in the remainder of 2011. Onward!!