Here is what is new with me.......NOT MUCH! I did steal this photo of my grandson kissing his mom. I babysat for him today. He is such an angel.
On and off I am still plucking away at the weeds in the chain link fence. I am not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on that job.
I finished up making the 169 African Flower motifs for my mom's blanket. I am putting it aside for a few weeks. I should have done the join-as-you-go method but like an idiot I decided I was going to hand sew all of the hexes together. That will take me at least 2 days to do. Where was my head at when I decided to go with that method? Anyways, I have completely burned myself out on it and need to clear the air. I have not decided whether to give it to her as soon as it is completed or to save it as her Christmas gift. I kinda frown on that last idea, when someone is heading for 83 years of age (in December) you don't wait to give them things. I will not be waiting too long to complete it either, it needs to be done with, once and for all.
I started an afghan for my brother Mike and his wife Faith. The reason I did this was I needed to, lol. It will be done in a cream color with a popcorn stitch design. I just wanted to get it started. I was just itching to do something else and I knew it might be dangerous to lay the AF motifs to the side in favor of this new venture. Of course I have a total of 5 younger brothers, and I'm sure if the rest of them get wind of their sister making afghan/blanket gifts, they will all want to know where theirs is.
Then I have those apple trees loaded with fruit. I would like to make a big batch of apple pie filling and freeze that. Family members love the apple jelly. That would make nice gifts at Christmas. I could do that too, but I ask myself if I am really all that ambitious???? This is the first time in over 42 years that I am not spending my summer and fall canning and freezing produce from our garden. I feel a bit at a loss not doing that, but the yard work has kept me busy all summer........I know, I know, I have whined about that practically every post.
The last 9 dead ash trees are down at last! On Saturday brother Mike and brother, Ralph, came and we finished the job. Once again I have logs in my yard waiting to be cut up, but this time I will keep them for myself. It was such a hot and humid day. We had a bon fire going to burn up the brush and smaller branches. I had us a cooler of pop and water. We were keeping well hydrated. I stayed outside 2 hours after the guys left and when I went inside I felt sick. I am sure it was heat related. I felt so grubby. We had worked over 6 hours. I got cleaned up and weighed myself. I had lost 4 pounds. My dirty clothes were soaked through with sweat.
Well, that is all for now. Not much going on except work, work, work. Oh yeah, more boring stuff.....I got a new sump pump with battery back-up and a new captive air pressure tank. I bought another dehumidifier for the basement and checking into replacing my hot water tank with a new model. The furnace will need checked before we start our heating season. Sooooooooo.......it is no wonder I love reading your blogs. At least I know someone out there knows how to have some fun. Hoping that next time I have some fun stuff too, hoping.....
Love you all.......as always ♥