Egad! Somehow a whole week has gone by without a blog post - and I had been doing so well. There really is no excuse - I have been busy and tired and I have 2 books to finish before Tuesday library day and ....did I really say no excuses? I seem to have a ton of them!
Here is how the week looked....
Dehydrated herbs in pretty jars plus more tomatoes this time diced.
Since I couldn't grow my own dill this year, I had searched for it at the stores and kept 'just missing' it - finally stopped at the the Farmers Market in the next town over and found they have a contract for dill during canning season and it was beautiful and smelled wonderful. I will make dill pickles until it starts looking limp and then I will dehydrate the 'leaves'.
I now have 240 squares for the centers of my curtains in the kitchen. (decided on a rail fence pattern) I am going to go ahead and use regular batting as none of the double knit I have on hand is light enough in color to use. I think the batting will still give it the ability to keep out the cold/heat that would normally come in through the windows and hopefully hang nicely as well.
Last but not least, since this will eventually ruin my eyesight, the monks cloth throw is getting its first flower (imagine a pink carnation with green leaves) I am thinking of ways to scan the pattern and blow it up for my bifocal requiring eyes! :) This project will become more fun as the weather cools off and I quit looking for ways to put the bulk of the material somewhere other than my lap or legs!
The youngest son and wife, and middle son (single) are coming to visit in September so I am feeling a little pressure to finish a few niggling projects like the curtains, painting the 'privy pantry' and finishing the bathroom flooring. They have not been up here yet so we will have fun whether I finish projects or not and they are not coming to inspect my painting skills. I will still try to get it all done.
Resolving once again to do better and keep up.....!