Sunday August 8, 2021

It’s another rainy and really humid day here.  My groceries were delivered and left on my patio table and going out to retrieve them was about all the time I want to spend outside today.  I’m off to a lazy start today – the coffee filters I needed to make my morning coffee were in that grocery order so I haven’t had my coffee intake yet.  It’s nearly ready now tho.   And I did go out and pull a few weeds while waiting for the groceries – weeds that were 2 feet tall growing in the cracks of the sidewalk and the crack between the retaining wall and the sidewalk.  All the rain/humidity has weeds growing everywhere – I’ve never see anything like the crop of them growing in the sidewalk cracks.

Oh and in case you ever get a job as a grocery bagger – tip for you – don’t put the peaches under several ears of corn and a pokey edged plastic container of grape tomatoes.   I’m not really complaining  – the grocery shoppers/baggers/delivery company all do a fantastic job but occasionally you wonder how that happened.  I have one peach a bit worse for the trip but that’s because they are ripe and ready to eat now (not hard and have to let ripen a few days) so I’ll just eat it later today.  The other two escaped unscathed.   I’m looking forward to the fresh corn on the cob tho.   It’s prime sweet corn season here.

So yes – you guessed it – an exciting morning here with weed pulling and groceries.  I did make some good progress last night after pulling floss and thread and starting Garden Friends for my BlackBird Designs Weekend SAL project.  Here’s where I left off last night.


The blue in the bird is one of my favorite floss colors – Teal Frost and the words and flowers use one of my other favorites Sanguine.

Chart Adoptions from last Sunday  go to:   Easy Chair – Dottie Wahlers;  Berry Bird – Lori Campbell.  You know what to do ladies – just email me PRIVATELY with your mailing address so I can get the charts out to you.   Everything that has been adopted to date has been mailed out (I mailed out the Orange bottle top needleminder this past week along with the Scattered Seed samplers so those likely haven’t been received yet but everyone else should have gotten their adoptions.)

You will also see a new page at the top of the blog header bar titled “Chart Adoption Information.”   I get tired of going back and cutting and pasting that information each adoption day so I will simply refer you to that page for the rules if you want to participate.  Everything you need to know about how chart adoptions work is there.

I never did get an email from the winner of the packet of several Farmhouse Christmas charts offered as a group, and I think there’s one single chart that was never claimed either (but I can’t remember which it was since it’s sitting at the office in anticipation of mailing).   So, these are up for adoption again and if you are interested, please read the Chart Adoption Information Page as to how it works if you do not know.


So if you are interested in this group of charts, the adoption key word is Farmhouse.