Friday, July 12, 2013

Survival Mode . . .

Sometimes in life we get a bag of lemons and we need to decide what to do with that bag.  So, I decided to make lemonade, PINK lemonade ~

As in so many parts of the country, it has been super hot here in Logan and so I have stayed down in my studio putting together little Miss Rosie's Schnibbles Quilt Kits for my eBay shop.  Not too much going on there and I am sure it is because who in the heck wants to make too many quilts when it is so dang hot out there??  This way, come the end of the summer, I'll be all stocked up and ready to go ~

They are so much fun to make up and plus, I am downstairs where it is nice and cool!!

And then today, it was so beautiful this morning, that I decided to get outside and work on my yard.  First, I have to show off this darling little rose plant that my friend Jenni down under sent me a year ago May when my Dad died.  I over wintered it and then replanted it in a larger pot and look at that gorgeous little yellow rose!!

And then my big project was to get a "real" fence up in my backyard so that Pollie didn't have to worry about wandering into the neighbor's yard - she loves to go say hi to their little bunnies.  So, I took my Lowe's gift card that I got a couple of years ago and went shopping.

I was out in the sun for a bit over 3 hours, so I certainly got my does of vitamin D today and here is what I got done so far ~

See that pile of wood to the far left??  Well, a few days ago it was about 10 feet long, 8 feet wide and 6 feet high.  Because my wood stove is downstairs with all my cotton fabrics, I knew I would never use it - that smoke smell would ruin my fabric, and so I gave all the wood to a neighbor who is hauling it away to his yard and helping me clean up the mess that remains.  Lots of wasps hanging out in the wood pile.

I am so excited to have a real fence back there.  It is supposed to be cool again tomorrow morning, so I can get it finished.  This, I am proud to say, is my new $7.00 fence (that's what it cost me after the gift certificate!!).

I hope you are all staying cool or dry or warm (for my friends down under)!!  Enjoy the weekend and thanks for visiting!!


Janet O. said...

That little quilt on your table looks familiar. : )
Love Sandy Gervais' Phenomenal Fall. Do you have yardage of that?
Wow--the fence is looking good, and what a bargain!

WoolenSails said...

It is too hot this month, never remember it being this bad. I was working on a small wool project and just that was making me sweat, lol.


Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your fencing is looking great!!

Darling little quilt!

:) Carolyn

elliek said...

Your Dad is watching over you with that yellow rose! Love all your doings well done on a super cheap fence.

Nancy said...

You are so energetic. The little kits look like fun and your fence is going to be great.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed you can put a fence up and do those kinda things. I'm terrible at that stuff. It would fall over and all the neighbors would say under their breath, "She's down right pitiful with that fence building." hee,hee,hee.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning! I've had fun looking at your blog. I saw it on someone's blog list and just had to visit! I love Lavender, too! Enjoy your weekend. I hope to get a little Vit D today, too! Hugs!