Monday, June 29, 2020

Makin' it Monday


Although I consider myself a non scheduler, I've adjusted things a little, both in order to change up my in the house Covid schedule a tad, and becuase we are  into the summer days (today it is 92).

After my normal quiet time in bed in the morning routine and breakfast, I am wandering outside right away and knitting (or whatever, but usually knitting right now). Today it was for closer to an hour and a half. Then I'm heading back inside for the quick pickup and whatever needs to be done housewise (of no more than fifteen minutes or so usually) and my thirty minutes of no impact aerobics, plus whatever the rest of the day calls me to do, which I'll talk about later. My phone reminds me to get up and move after about an hour and I use those ten minute increments to do any house stuff remaining. And I can exercise after I'm dressed for the day because it's Colorado and I don't sweat and I shower in the evening.

Today, as most days, things are mainly quiet then, with some murmurs here and there. Behind the tree lined fence to the right my neighbor was watering plants while talking with her grand daughter, sister was watering and being one with the lawn and garden, and the dogs were, mainly quietly, sharing their opinions on whatever animal they happened to see.

Hearbreakingly, said view also includes the empty tree, which apparantly developed full out fire blight between last fall and now. 
You can see the finished fence on the other side of ours. Their yard is obviously much lower and our neighbors sit on the balcony on the second floor so you can understand their fishbowl feeling.


Not the best outdoor photo but you can see the shawl progressing past the half way point.  It will have to be blocked out in order for the lace to really show. Have to have a Friday finish post.

While this yarn does not look exactly like the picture on this post, the recipient loves the yarn and especially the little patches of blue.

Obligatory photo of dog stretching to full length while keeping his eyes out for any visiting rabbits or squirrels (or birds). And yes, my sister is trimming the grass around the "hose" that takes the gutter water away from the house since my son just mows around it.




A new quilter plus  non contact discussions and sharing means that I while I htink the pattern is pretty, I want more quilting. So I'll be throwing this into my machine and quilting around the patchworks squares and border to finish! Another Friday finish and one of those needing to be quiltd quilts down.

And because there must always be multiple projects waiting in the wings, these are the two magazine ideas I picked today for fabric that is on order and headed my way.






17 comments:

  1. It is a shame about the tree. You never sweat or don't sweat due to not moving about lots outdoors? Ten minutes of housework so often is about my speed for being capable of work.

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    1. I dont sweat because I live in Colorado and it evaporates instantly..so.i don't have a sweaty body, clothes or bra issue.

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    2. Dear Barb, tell me about not sweating. Was out in Colorado about 30 years ago. It was like 105 in the shade. Didn't feel hot, not like Pennsylvania's summers - let alone Georgia's. Glad i had the sense to have a cooler of water and sodas with me.

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    3. Yes we may not sweat like it DC but that cliser to the sun thing by a mile can do ya in. And you have to hydrate all the time. I take a 20 oz glass of water to bed with me.

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  2. Luv your yard; sorry about the tree.

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    1. yep. It went to sleep and woke up a sick old man.

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  3. I cannot imagine going outside in the summertime and not sweating. It has been so warm and humid here lately that sometimes I wonder if I need to grow some gills.
    Your shawl is lovely!

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    1. Have no fear, soon ill return to Texas where once again I will sweat.but it is one of the advantages of an arid climate. Said by a gal whose lived 20 years in Washington DC, built on a swamp. Lol.

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  4. My cousin lives in Denver and is not loving the high temps. She absolutely loves the snow and cold weather. Love your flamingos.

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    1. See and I love the heat and not the snow. Hence the move to Texas!

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  5. Lovely yard and gorgeous quilt.

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  6. A shame that the tree was overtaken by the blight. I suppose you'll have to have someone take it down, or perhaps your son can do it?

    Your handiwork is so lovely. I'm almost inspired by the last photo, my daughter would love it, but I've never quilted in my life.

    Take care and stay well!

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    1. Yea, this will require a pro, nit an amateur. If there is one tree I will rely miss its this one because of all the shade and privacy it offered the upper yard. The quilt was actually not that difficult.

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  7. I can't wait to see the finished shawl. Your yard looks really nice. I bet your sister likes having the extra time to spend on it.

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  8. Sad about the tree. Does it need to be removed, or may it recover?

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    1. Tis a dead dog and removal has to be careful so the blight doesn't spread.

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  9. So sorry about the tree. We have a cedar that seems to be dying off from the top down. Will wait until the fall and then probably cut it down.

    God bless.

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