Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

 Riverton, Utah       High 52 Low 38

The day started out with lots of rain. There is new snow on the mountains. This afternoon the sun finally came out at about 4:00 PM.

 I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day and hope you remember our fallen soldiers.

I only finished one quilt this past week. I have been trimming lots of blocks for Cindy and doing lots of cutting for some of the quilts she is working on. She still likes pieced quilts.

This is a smaller than usual flannel quilt. It was a quick over-all. This one took Cindy longer to make than I spent quilting it. Being flannel on both sides, it should make a nice warm cuddle quilt.

Today I bought a set of quilting patterns for our next quilt. It is ready to quilt and will take me a lot longer to quilt than it took to make. It uses a panel called Dream Big Leaf, by Hoffman Fabrics.

We spent the afternoon in the garden. We have lots of tomato plants, some with flowers already. There are lots of plants coming up.

This group of raspberries has sure taken off this year.

The only fruit we are going to get are pears and cherries. There are lots of pears. you can see some of them in the next picture.

From these pictures you can see the cherries. Right now they look like green grapes, but there are lots of them

Tomorrow we need to go to the fabric store and get several different colors of thread to do the quilt I talked about above.  

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

I'm Ready For Some Warmer Weather

 Riverton, Utah      High 68 Low 38

It got warm for a while, but then went back to near freezing temperatures. Cindy usually figures Mother's Day it is safe to plant tomatoes and flowers, but the forecast called for near or below freezing temperatures. Yesterday morning we saw frost on the lawn. 

Because of this we took a lot of the flowers into the garage, pulled the tomato cages and put buckets and flower pots over them. Cindy covered the sprouts that are just coming up with old towels. After tomorrow all the plants should be alright (according to the Weather Guessers).

These are the flowers we put in the garage:

These are the tomatoes:

This shows what is under the cover.

Cindy's onions seem to be doing okay.

Cindy still hopes for a large garden.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Fence Is Finished

 Riverton, Utah         High 67 Low 40

It finally got warmer, with no more frost warnings.

Yesterday was a nice enough day that I decided to put the fence back together. It took me a while, but we both are pleased with the result.

It also was warm enough that we brought all the plants out of the garage and placed them around the yard. Cindy planted the tomatoes that we have had in the house and planted some squash.

 Poor little Penny had kind of a rough week. Tuesday she had a vet appointment. They gave her a bordetella shot, which made her sick for a while. I looked it up and it was because the injection was doing its job. It only last a day and then she was back to normal. 

She has been getting so shaggy that we couldn't take it any longer. It has been so cold, that we didn't want her to get her hair cut too soon, but today was the day. I got a before and after picture of her.

I think she looks a lot better.

I worked on quilting another quilt today. It was one that I got finished a lot quicker than it took Cindy to make. The only thing is I have to be careful with the three D ears on the dogs.

That's what we've been up to.
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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Yard Work and Another Quilt

 Riverton, Utah          High 63 Low 45

The weather sure has been changeable. High yesterday to 63 today and 51 on Monday with a low right at freezing. 

Cindy wants to plant her garden, but has been afraid to because of all the night-time lows.

A lot of the flowers are still coming up though.

We got our fence back from the powder coaters. Now I have to get the posts ready, which I did yesterday, for painting. I got them primered yesterday and the first coat of paint on them today.

It was a lot of work to sand the posts, not so much to prime them.

Like I said, I got the first coat of paint on the posts this morning, but will wait to take a picture until they get the second coat. Then I have to remount all the panels, which we welded brackets on, so they can be bolted, rather than welded to the posts. Lots of fun for sure.

This quilt is one I finished last week. It was made from a kit Nancy gave Cindy when she stayed with us in Yuma. At the time Cindy said it was like Christmas getting all the pieces of fabric.

Cindy is working on three different quilts now. One of them will have over 6000 pieces in it. She sure likes her scrappy quilts. Keep the pieces coming, Nancy, LOL.

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