The weather has been most unusual lately, not like our normal summer at all. It's cool and rainy today, and it's been more than a week since the temperature went over 40. I'm definitely not going to complain, it's been lovely to have a break from the intense heat and dryness. The rain is taking care of the garden, and excusing me from any outdoor chores, so it's a sew-day for me.
I don't think my plan of a double row of 2" squares was very clever; I sewed together all the pieces I had, and it made enough for 1 border. It's going to take a lot more time than I thought; it's back to the cutting board this afternoon, amassing enough squares for the other three sides.
Three years ago I planted two blood plum trees, and watched them grow, trying to be patient. Last Spring they set their first fruit, admittedly not much, but for two weeks I've been able to eat a Satsuma or Mariposa plum, fresh from the tree.