Saturday, July 29, 2023

Yard Work and Another Quilt

 Riverton, Utah        High 99 Low 71

It has been so warm lately that poor Penny doesn't want to go out. I can't say I blame her.

We had a space on the side of our house that Cindy planted in mint, which she never used. It got totally out of hand and got kind of weedy also. We decided to take all the mint out and redo the space so it didn't need water. It took quite a bit of work, but this is the end result:

It took quite a bit of work getting the gravel from Home Depot (where I'm sure I'm one of their favorite customers) to this space, but it should be a lot easier to keep it looking good. I put some heavy gauge aluminum under the gravel so the weeds can't grow.

We have been picking apricots every day as they ripen. A lot fall from the wind and the birds, which have to picked up off the ground daily or twice a day. 

We have noticed that our garden doesn't seem to be getting ripe fruit as soon as our neighbors. For instance, we haven't had any large tomatoes yet, but our next door neighbor brought us some large tomatoes yesterday. There is noting better than a BLT with fresh tomatoes from a garden. The store bought ones just don't have the good flavor.

I was outside yesterday and saw that we had a visitor going from flower to flower:

It was very colorful.

I got another quilt finished. Again, with lots of pieces.

Yesterday, we went to a quilt store near us, that is going out of business. The price yesterday was 80% off retail. They didn't have much left, but we still managed to buy some material. About the only thing left was thread, so we decided to go back today for the last day with 90% off everything. I thought we would have a lot of competition for the thread, but there was only one other lady there. We bought what would have been $480.00 worth of thread for $48.00. It was all Mettler and Gutterman, so it was good thread. You might wonder why so much, but I told Cindy "Why not, when it is so Cheap". She shouldn't have to buy any colored thread for quite a while.

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

Fruit and One More Quilt

Riverton, Utah      High 100 Low 73

It still has been very hot. We get a few cloudy days, but no rain.

Our apricots are almost ready. We have picked a few, but for the most part, they are not quite ripe enough yet.

Last night I took Penny for her nightly walk. I had to wait until it was a little cooler. Here in Utah, we celebrate Pioneer Day, which is July 24. the day the Pioneers first entered Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Because it was so late when I took Penny out, the fireworks started right after we started walking. Penny and I had made it to the corner when they started and she refused to go any further. She turned around and wanted to get home as quickly as possible. When we got home, she shivered every time she heard an explosion. My poor baby is deadly afraid of the explosions, so for the next three night, while it is legal to set off fire works, she will be afraid every evening. 

Cindy thought her onions were ready to pick, and so she pulled them up and is letting them dry out some. It looks like a lot of onions to me.

Yes, I know, onions are a vegetable and not a fruit.

I got one more of Cindy's quilts finished. This one is a large king size. She still likes lot of pieces.

Lastly, we learned yesterday, that two of our friends that live here in Riverton and have a lot in our Park in Yuma, were in the South Pacific. They got in a head on collision and she was killed and her husband had to be flown to Australia to a hospital because of internal injuries. He is expected to be all right and his daughter-in-law said he is expected to be released in a few days.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Funeral and More Quilts

 Riverton, Utah      High 101 Low 66

It finally got really hot. It is so hot that poor Penny doesn't want to go out.

My uncle, who was my mother's brother died Thursday morning. He was 9 year older than me. He was the last of my uncles on both side of the family. The funeral is tomorrow, and we will be attending. I still have one aunt that is 2 years older than I am left alive. 

I finish my costumer's last quilt. 

We got what cherries we wanted and gave some away, but there are still a lot left, and the birds scold me every time  I get near "their tree". They sure are making a mess with half eaten cherries and cherry pits.

I also finished Cindy's last Santa quilt. This time I put higher loft batting where the Santa and the dog and cats are. I don't know if it shows up on the pictures, but they definitely stand up higher.

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Cindy's Garden Room and Customer's Quilts

 Riverton, Utah       High 95 Low 65

It got really warm here the last two days, summer is definitely here.

I got Cindy's Garden room ceiling textured and primed. Then a few days later, I got the first paint coat on. I haven't checked to see if it needs another coat.

I'm not sure about putting the sky on the ceiling, but when I get time, I will try doing it with a sponge.

I got two of the three quilts finished for my customer. I haven't finished any for Cindy, but she has the third Santa quilt ready to do. I have the third customer quilt half finished.

We got quite a few cherries this year in spite of the birds. Whenever I get near the cherry tree, the birds scold me for bothering what they think are their cherries. On my walks with penny, we have found cherry pits in the driveways two houses away from ours. We still have so many, that we have given cherries to my sisters and one of our neighbors.

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Eye Tests

 Riverton, Utah     High 93 Low 64

Summer is finally here with all the heat with it. It has been uncomfortable outside for the last few days.

One of my quilting customers called and asked if I was able to do any Quilting. I told her sure, and she brought three quilts for me to do.

Cindy has needed new glasses and her supplement insurance has been saying she should get her eyes tested because of her diabetes. My glasses are getting foggy from scratches, so I went with her and we both got eye tests and ordered new glasses. The Doctor told me my eyes haven't changed from when they were last tested and there were no issues. Cindy's have changed and she was told that cataracts are starting and sometime in the future, she will need to do something about them. We both ordered new glasses, which should be here in about a week.

Penny is afraid of fireworks, and doesn't want to go out at night to do her business. I have to go out with her and almost force her to go on the grass in the evening because of all the booming.

In between, I did another of the Santa quilts. This time I decided not to just do an overall, but I wanted to play with it. I put extra batting for Santa and the puppy and kittens. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I like the way it turned out.

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