It’s Monday, and we’ve hit the middle of November. How did that happen? It seemed like fall just got here, and now we are 41 days from Christmas morn.
There’s not a lot of gardening going on here. The deadheading has been done, the leaves have been raked and acorns have been shoveled. The wind blew so hard over the weekend that the leaves that littered the yard blew into the woods. Thank you Mother Nature.
I did take on coordinating a new MG project – Lydia’s House of Hope. It is an old boarding house being redone as transitional housing for single women and women with children. One of their goals is gardening so we will be helping them with foundation plantings, raised beds and a hydroponic system to be used to grow veggies during the winter months. It is exciting when you can be a small part of helping women and children get back on their feet.
Since the outside work is done, the sewing machine has been getting a workout. I made a small wall hanging as an Ireland remembrance using a cute tea towel I bought there with sheep on it. I cut the sheep up into squares and filled it out with a range of greens. I took it to the long arm quilter where she is applying shamrocks in a variegated green thread. Photo to follow.
Speaking of photos, my Dropbox quit syncing with my laptop. Hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth. OMG I now have a phone paper weight. I have logged out and shut down both several times. If anyone has any words of wisdom, please share.
I also committed to three blankets for our local Linus project. I have one done, one ready to quilt, and one cut and ready to piece. My challenge is that the seasonal sewing is creeping up, and I’m conflicted about what to do first.
On Saturday, we went a little dumpster diving at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and picked up a solid wood kitchen cabinet with no doors for $12. I painted it, and now it is ready for my husband’s shop to hold containers of screws and nails. Perfect.
I tried a new product – Wet and Forget. I saw it on an HGTV show and thought it might work on our white plastic fence and some white plastic lattice work all of which was in the shade and getting a nice tinge of green. Usually, I get out the bucket, cleaner, and hand wash it twice a year. I have to say, it worked really well. I sprayed it on, and that’s it. It rained a couple of days later and took all the green off except in one place that was really bad so I’m going to respray that this week.
This week I’m back to the sewing machine. Hope you have a good week planned. Eleven days until Thanksgiving, but who’s counting, right?🦃