At last, I finally stopped leaving my fur on the furniture, stopped soiling the carpets, and have learned to keep the food in and over the bowl, oh, and I started quilting and making jam again. My sister has an apricot tree loaded with the delicious fruit and she’s given me two bags full to use how I will. I made jam and syrup (the syrup was a mistake but still functional and tasty). The jam turned out perfectly and the first jar is nearly gone. I can hardly wait for the tomatoes to get ripe for salsa. I’m really a beginner when it comes to vegetable gardens and get such a thrill when things ripen for the picking and really peeved when I find a bug treating my labors like his own open market. Along with dealing with the demise of bugs, I learned you need to plant several rows of corn together so they can help each other in the pollinating process but, miraculously, even my two short rows have 5 red silk topped ears growing out of the stalks’ sides.
As for the quilts, I am in the process of using up the fabric I already have. It’s been so fun, trying to see what will go with what. I’ve been working on a scrap quilt, soooo fun and soooo easy, and will show it once I finish it. My sister Dani just had her birthday and I was able to put together a nap/throw blanket for her.
I loved this one so much I almost kept it for myself. Don’t those fabrics just say, “happy?” Who could possibly have a nightmare while cuddled up napping in this garden of poppies, hibiscus, lemons and polka-dots (I’m sure polka-dots could be found somewhere in a garden)? Sweet dreams Dani and Happy Birthday!