We should start getting other blocks back tonight. I've heard from a couple people that have finished and am sure there are others. The background for the quilt is three shades of gray fabric. The one used in the applique is the medium.
Other than that, the only sewing I've done in the last two weeks was to piece a block for a pattern I was reviewing. I was absolutely dead sure the measurements for the center were wrong, So, I pulled out some fabric and gave it a try...and I was incredibly wrong. I don't have to make a block often in reviewing patterns, but this is not the first time.
I've spent a little time in the garden. We were at the hardware store Saturday and watching all these people buy stuff for their yards. We were breaking a sweat just walking to the car and I looked at Rob and asked "Isn't it a little bit late for that?" and we laughed. We both do all our hard work in the fall winter and spring. All I'll do from now until September is pull out the dead stuff to keep the garden clean and keep the air flowing through it.
These two iris came off the same stalk of the same plant. This is a shade loving iris, but I think I might have put it in a little bit too much shade, so it will be moving to a sunnier spot soon and hopefully, it will do more than this next summer.
This is a "dead nettle" that I bought because it was a shade loving ground cover and I like something that is kind of vine-like growing out of this tilted over pot. It blooms a fuschia colored flower every so often.
For my shady spots this year, I chose a bi-color coleus and red impatiens. You can't see the coleus. I just cut it all back...
and am starting a ton of baby coleus. I recently did the same with a Dusty Miller that survived from last year and it's rooted and ready to transplant.
These are two pots that have done extremely well in the greenhouse and I wanted to show them off outside the back door.
Anyway, wish us luck. After the foundation, we need more repairs. It's going to be a periodic construction zone around here as we have sheetrock repaired and the house painted inside and out and we'd really like to get new floors. And, we have to have an air conditioner. And, we need plumbing repairs...……..
Rob reminded me, a house is never really paid for.
I think the best part of this has been how well Rob and I are handling it. We both look at one another occasionally and say "I think I'm going to throw up." Not literally, but between us, it's a message of; I want you to know I'm really nervous about this and I'm saying it in a way we can both laugh about. We've had a couple moments where we lost patience with one another, but nothing has escalated into an argument. And, we haven't kept any of this from Sydney. She's been listening and reading the bids and asking questions. And, I believe that what we are conveying to her is "life happens. Deal with it in a happy way and move on." At least I hope that's what she's taking from it. That and don't be afraid of the hard stuff.
Oh, and knitting makes a great distraction. I've been knitting my way through the anxious bits. I have the front and the back of my sweater done and am about 40% of the way up one arm.
Everybody have a great Monday. I'm off to pick and box and fill it with useless stuff.