Whew! It has been one crazy week. I haven’t posted anything because I’ve been too busy doing. By the time I finished at night, it was already bedtime and when I got up in the mornings I had to start all over….not that I ever missed my morning tea. While I sipped my tea I would try to read a few blog posts that were up on my feed, but it’s hard to keep up with all of them. Then I try to fit everything I want/need to do in around everyone else’s schedules. I still have one non-driver and she has practices twice a day. I love summer and having the kids home, but it’s kind of nice when they leave once and come home once and I only have to drive once because practice is right after school. I really don’t know how parents who work do it.
I’m going to start with bad news first and work up to the fun stuff. My onions made me cry. I harvested them last week….? and put them in the greenhouse to dry their skins or whatever it is that onions do. The info I looked at said to leave them outside, but cover them up every night. I knew I wouldn’t remember to do that so I thought the greenhouse would be a good substitute. It might have been if I had remembered to open the doors. I went out with my doggie this morning and unloaded all my Market stuff….tables, chairs, bags of crafts and supplies…..out of my car and then decided to look in my greenhouse. I saw my onions and then I touched my onions and I swear tears came to my eyes. They are not firm, but rather soft and somewhat shriveled. I really, really wanted my onions to be good this year and they were…. till now. Do you think I have time to replant?
Yesterday at the Market was supposed to be a big Christmas in July day with lots of people walking around and then the movie in the park last night was Elf and it usually gets 300+ people coming to watch. The sponsors had games and free popcorn and sno-cones and Christmas lights. The Market vendors got to stay late for free as a Christmas gift and some of us brought Christmas lights to decorate our tents with. Our high hopes for the day were dashed early with very few vendors showing up, not many people walking through and visiting booths, and gusty “breezes” that broke 3 tents so the rest of us just took ours down. After the tent debacle, a few of the few vendors left for the day. Once the sun set, it cooled off a lot. The signs in town said 62o We sat there in our t-shirts and sunburns and thought how appropriate the weather was for Christmas in July. I assume it was the weather that kept people away from the movie also. I’d say the turnout was about half of the usual and no one was buying.
There must be something wrong with me because I do not make any money at the Market, but I still go every week and I always leave with a smile. I just like being there and the people are great, vendors and visitors. Maybe it’s because I get to do what I love. In that case, probably nothing wrong with me.
On the brighter side, I started making ornaments for Christmas, some out of old jeans and some from used cds. I’ll have pictures when they’re all done. I have a few glitches to work out first. I am really excited about them though! I’m also making a flip flop wreath, a fabric wreath, and stockings. Those are coming with a few roadblocks also, but I just need time and a little brain power to figure it all out. I think the brain power is good, but it’s the time that falls short sometimes.
I am making a lot of progress on the quilt that I’m working on and I am promising myself that it will be done by my deadline. Here’s what I have so far:
I need to add the borders, which is my project for today, and then make the back, quilt it, and bind it. The finished size is only about 50×50 so it shouldn’t take too long. My deadline is one week away. Not gonna think about that.
I bought two fabrics for the backing, but I have to figure out how I want it to look. My brain will be working on that while my hands are sewing. The main backing fabric is a large print floral with lavender to deeper purple flowers with green foliage and the other is green with a very small and subtle floral print. I know it’s going to be gorgeous….can’t wait!
Ok, that’s a lot and I still feel like I’m forgetting something. I guess it can wait.
Have a Creative Day!
P.S. I know what it was! I made a couple of recipes from Mom’s Recipe Box. Will post those soon….uh huh.