If we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you that the outside is buttoned up for the coming winter season. Leaves are deep and a couple of acres of them still need to be moved. The only gardening left is to be done tomorrow at the two churches where we’ll deadhead and arrange the fall planters.
I’d have to admit I’m already thinking about next gardening season and wondering what kind of annuals I can find that don’t need deadheading. I’m working hard on less deadheading and less weeding. So chime in if you have suggestions.
The sewing season is in full swing. Seasonal pillow covers, mug rugs, doll quilts, and table runners have all been made so far.
The biggest project in the finished column is the king-sized quilt. After ten months of working on it, I was more than ready to gift it. I learned an extremely valuable lesson – it is really easy to write a check to a long-arm quilter when it is returned professionally quilted and trimmed. By the way, it took me a mere 45 minutes to machine sew on the binding and 7 hours and 45 minutes to hand sew the back of the binding.
I’d also tell you we’re thinking long and hard about how to spend our travel budget for 2016. Right now Ireland is holding the top spot.
I’d share that I read every day, but the last real page turner that I couldn’t put down was Lee Child’s Make Me with his character, Jack Reacher. If Jack Reacher was let loose in the real world, a lot of people and things would be whipped into shape.
I’d also admit it is pumpkin season, and we’re doing our part by trying to find a really good pumpkin beer. We had a wonderful one with cinnamon sugar rim at Atlantic Grill, but the food was average. Another one was enjoyed at Redhook Brewery where the beer was pretty good and the food was good.
Then, I’d really want to know how you’re doing and what you’re working on? So, speak up and tell me what’s going on in your part of the world.