Friday, July 24, 2020

Finally Quilting

Riverton, Utah    High 87  Low 64

We got a little rain this afternoon. It was a little cooler than it has been.

We have been working hard since we got home and the yard finally looks like we have done something. One of the past posts showed a big mess in the back yard, which is now gone.

It looks a lot better.

Cindy got a lot of flowers planted and her pots placed and filled with mulch. She says she is waiting until fall to plant them.

This squash is getting big, but so far no squash.

Cindy's tomatoes are quite large and we have had a few cherry tomatoes.

We both think the back yard looks a lot better than it did with all the weeds.

We also finally got the carpet re-stretched and it looks a lot better. I don't know why it took so long to get anyone here to do it, but the man that came out did an excellent job and I thought it would take him a lot longer than it actually did.

These next pictures of of a Lonestar quilt I finished. Cindy has been sewing down the binding.

I am now working on a dog quilt. I added extra batting where each dog's picture is, and it make the dogs really pop out. I have tried to show how much on the pictures, but they really don't show what I wanted.

This edge view kind of shows how high the dog pictures stand up. Hopefully one of the great grand kids likes the quilt. We don't know which one will get it.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Still Staying Busy

Riverton, Utah        High 93 Low 62

Since we have been home we both have been working hard to get our home back in shape.

We finally got rid of all the weeds and hauled the tree trimmings to the landfill to be made into mulch. While I was there I got  load of mulch to cover the outside of our back yard and to fill the large pots Cindy put out for flowers.

I had repairs and painting to do in two bedrooms that we will turn into guest bedrooms in our basement.

Cindy is almost finished with the mulch and I got through with the painting.

Now we are trying to get a bid to re-stretch some of the carpet in various parts of the house. I seem to have trouble getting a bid from the first carpet place I called, it has been almost two weeks since he looked at it, and so today I called someone else. I hope they are not too busy to take my money. I would like a bid and we want to get the stretching done. We have moved some of the book cases and curio cabinets, so we would like to get them put back in place.

Right now we are glad we are not in Arizona where not only is it going to hit 120 degrees, but the coronavirus seems to be adding lots more cases every day. 

It seems like Cindy and I are busy every day and I told her that lately Home Depot seems to be my favorite store.

Today I hauled a carload of stuff that Cindy decided we had in storage too long to the local charity store.We have been trying to get our storage room so it is not so cluttered. We both feel like if we haven't used it for 10 years, why keep it.

No pictures today but I will try to get some next time.

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