Even though I took some time off today (to quilt!), I did put three loads of rugs through the washer.
It was such a gorgeous day, I decided to hang them outside. Despite the fact that the sun was brightly shining all day, the temperature stayed cool. (We had a low overnight of 28 degrees and skim ice around the perimeter of the pond this morning.) So now at 7 o'clock in the evening, I've had to put the heaviest of the rugs in the dryer to finish them up.
I did get my blackberry pie made today also. Matter of fact, I put it in the oven at 5 a.m.
What can I say? I couldn't sleep (despite PLENTY of exercise and fresh air yesterday) so I got up and made like an early morning baker. (Do any of you remember that little advertising jingle: "At three in the morning when you're in bed, the Holsum bakers are baking bread . . . ")
Around about noon time I drove the guys to the hiking trail. Here they are at the trail head ready to take off. J, on the left, has a back pack filled with plastic jugs of water. He's trying to get in shape for a 40 mile hike he plans on doing in a month. (Does getting in shape for that sound like fun to you? It doesn't sound like fun to me.)
I spent the afternoon quilting. Fun, fun, fun! Six new summer placemats are pieced and sandwiched.
A very simple design (from a simple mind?) which went together in a snap. (Well okay, in several hours.)
The center of each one is a different fabric. I'm machine quilting them so they'll hold up through many washings. (We're sloppy eaters.) I have three quilted and am working on the fourth. Then to bind them all, and I'll be done.
Looks like another cool night coming . . . it's down to 38 degrees already. 68 degrees in here so I may go start a little fire in the wood stove.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
the quotidian (10.23.17)
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