I am behind on my Doodle Day and Today’s Title is… posts. The most recent subject of Today’s Title is…Soft Comfort and here is my post.
Two super soft scarves
These two scarves provide me warmth and comfort when the weather is less than perfect. The darker one was given to me as a gift a few years ago; the lighter one was knitted by yours truly. It is the only one I have ever done although I enjoyed it and keep threatening to do another one.
The Doodle Day subject is…Dragons. I have managed to get a tail on paper but haven’t gotten more than that. I haven’t given up, just having trouble conjuring my pen to draw something that would be recognized as a dragon.
Ella's finished top, unquilted
I have finished the top of Ella’s quilt and now need to get it together and get it quilted before the end of May, actually the 24th of May, her first birthday. This is where I get stumped. I let a finished top sit around and languish as I try desperately to decide the best way to quilt it. I think I’m going to do CC in the small squares of monkey fabric, SID around the black/white squares and the larger orange squares. Other than that, I have no idea. If you are reading this and have suggestions, please leave a comment. I need all the help I can get.
Bill and I spent a couple of days putting in a raised garden at his place. It measures 5×10 which we may decide is too small but we can always add another one if necessary. We haven’t planted the seeds yet but that is on the agenda for tomorrow. We (actually, Bill did most of the manual labor while I raked the yard) cut off the sod (will be used elsewhere in the yard), tilled the dirt, added 8 bags of manure and potting soil with peat (bought 10, can always use it elsewhere). Together we got the boards around the tilled area. Bill added more bags of topsoil and got it all raked, ready to be planted. We have been working steadily on the perennial gardens and it will be fun to grow some vegetables although neither of us really know what we are doing.
New raised garden, sod partially removed
Pile of sod removed from new vegetable garden
Bags of manure and potting soil
Bags tilled into garden area
Box in place around garden area
On a final note, Iam lucky enough to live only an hour or so from Keepsake Quilting. What a wonderful store, with thousands of bolts of fabric.
Deb and I drove over Thursday afternoon, did some shopping, ate lunch in Meredith, NH and returned home by early evening. It was a beautiful day to be along Lake Winnipesaukee. I only spent a few dollars because I still have a freeze on discretionary spending. I got two pieces of oriental fabric on sale for only $3.99, a piece of bee fabric and some Misty Fuse which I have been wanting to try.
I should post more often, maybe I wouldn’t be sooooo long winded. Have a great day.
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