Okay, so I have several neck buddies to finish for the town market on Wednesday plus one to make for a friend, several graduation parties, a baby shower, an anniversary, and a couple more birthdays, about 4 actually, and what am I doing today? I’m going to buy fabric for another quilt that I’m giving as a gift. It’s is a very busy summer, but then they usually turn out that way. We try to cram everything into 3 months time during the sunny warm weather, and sometimes that’s just how the timing goes. So, I am going to be very optimistic and make a quilt during prime gardening, party and outdoor season. What am I nuts?! Apparently, that’s just what I am. I also have a quilt to make by the end of October and another one that may get done by my cousin’s 10th anniversary. She got married last November. Sigh……
I obviously need to focus and get organized.
1) buy fabric
10) throw a party!
I may even manage to squeeze in a little gardening. Actually, my gardening is coming along this year! I’ve gotten a lot done in the past couple of weeks. We went on vacation, but I also made a new garden between two sheds. All I need is some stepping stones and some mulch to finish it off. I cleared out more poison ivy from behind the sheds and trimmed several trees. I had to dig up most of one garden so my husband wouldn’t destroy the plants while putting in a new window. This week I have to dig up the rest of it because he has to replace some of the wood siding also. My roses are beautiful! My irises are beautiful! My flowers make me smile. I hung up a few new bird feeders this week too. I finally got a hummingbird feeder and two new suet feeders. Next year I will expand to seed feeders, but the birds around here have been eating the suet year round so far. I hung them so that I can see them from my kitchen window. I needed something to make doing the dishes less painful. I need to start drying some dill already before it flowers and I found a few herbal remedies that I want to try. One is for poison ivy rash. Last week, my face. This week, my arms. Oh well, it’s really not too bad and I am determined to take back my yard this year. The wild has been encroaching on it for several years and my usable space has shrunken considerably.
Hmmm…..sounds like I have a lot to do. It will be a challenge, but I know I will feel so good when it’s all done. I’m not afraid of work as long as it brings me pleasure when it’s done. Off I go to sew and sow! Have a great week everyone!
*The article below by Marcia Davis has some very valid points about feeding birds and I will have to look into that some more. It gave me pause and made me think. Just the kind of article I like. Thank you Marcia!
P.S. I have a lot of pictures in my camera that I haven’t had time to load so next week I may overload you with those. 😉
- Hummingbirds & Hibernation (wayfaringtraveler.blogspot.com)
- Marcia Davis: Prudence urged with feeder foods eaten by baby birds (knoxnews.com)
- Upside-down suet feeder (birdsofeastyork.wordpress.com)
- Birdfeeder basics: Bring on backyard birds with the right feeders (lifestylewebtv.com)
- #CuteFind: Hey birdy, come and get it! (dingdingcrafts.wordpress.com)