this time last year I was picking every morning from our garden -- we had peppers and cucumbers and green beans and tomatoes -- enough that we gave stuff away and canned lots of tomatoes
so far this year, these are about the extent of our picking
that round, pale green ball is a cucumber --- most definitely NOT the variety we thought it was
between the early hail followed by the HEAT, this has not been a good year to grow produce
unfortunately, the farmers are also dealing with this issue, which means the price of food will probably go up again -- which is not got news for any of us
NOW it's finished!
not as easily as anticipated
after I had picked it off the incorrectly attached sleeve, I repinned it -- fortunately before I started stitching, I held it up to look at it -- and had pinned it to the OTHER side
by the time the evening was over, however, I had fixed that problem -- the sleeve is stitched on and the label is attached
this will go in the mail on Friday morning -- I want to take it for show and tell at my guild meeting Thursday evening before I do that
started the background on the moon bracelet yesterday afternoon
the larger, crystal-like rounds that I'm working into the background are actually moonstone beads --- how cool is that?
I think I'm really going to like this piece
the stitching on the fire piece has begun --- because all of the layers are light weight, sheer fabrics, I decided a finer thread than what I usually use for quilting was in order, so I'm using a Sulky Rayon thread to do that -- I've done just a little bit of stitching on this so far, and I'm pleased so far
I think I've settled on what sort of sweater I'll be knitting for Mr Cute for Christmas -- just need to sort through the yarn and select the proper stuff --- should be fun!
time to get movin'