I’ve been working outside. I can’t really call it gardening. It’s more fall maintenance and winter preparation. Why is it spring chores are always more fun than fall chores? 🙂
I do find it interesting to look at this hydrangea and see one white bloom in amongst all the others that turn to pink this late in the season.
The vegetable gardens are clear and quite a few plants have already been moved. I cleaned the garage today and put away a few tools which opens up space for wood pellet storage.
Pellet stove and chimney were both cleaned a few weeks back – dirty jobs but they have to be done.
The gardens are mostly green but there is a little color left, and the grasses are coming into their own.
The hummingbirds and I enjoyed the Hyacinth Bean Vine that grew over my arbor all summer. My friend, Debra at Frugal Bungalow, shared the seeds with me last year. Aren’t they the greatest seeds you’ve ever seen – they look like little Oreo cookies. So, I’d like to pay it forward. If someone would like a few seeds for next year, just send me an email with an address to mail them to.
In between outside chores, I’ve been working on a king size quilt top – 42 12″ blocks, sashing with corner stones, and a border with two colors and mitered corners. Next, I need to assemble the backing and find someone to do the long arm quilting. I’ve learned my lesson that I can barely handle a twin size quilt with my standard Janome machine.
Now, it’s on to packing and our trip to Gettysburg. Have you been? Any suggestions? We decided that history lessons probably could be aided by some good craft beer which we’ve mapped out just in case we need food and drink. 🙂