This is going to take awhile – wonderful fall weather here and the leaves are all turning beautifully after having such a drought for most of the year we wondered if we would have a beautiful fall. Pretty much all the trees are turning now and about half have lost their leaves and the rest of them will be losing theirs over the next month.
Clean up has begun – as you can see from all the leaves on the trees I will be working on this for awhile. I try to get as many of the leaves out from the greenery planted near the house as I can. Then later as I loose more leaves I will get the riding lawnmower out to mulch it all up – I will have to do that at least twice most likely and will be working on it well into December as that big tree in the middle of the yard doesn’t loose most of it’s leaves until well into the end of November.
It’s a job getting all the leaves out from that monkey grass – but I love the stuff so I put up with the clean up and try to do a little at a time. I have tried the blower to get it all out of there but it just doesn’t handle it, I have to do it carefully with a rake.
The flowers in this basket are still blooming!
Hope everyone has been having a good weekend. I have been getting in some of the embroidery and quilting in between other things. Much more to do.
About another 6 hours of quilting and this one will be off the frame and on to the binding. I just gave it the last crank down – about six inches of width left to go all the way across. I take it off of the last roller at this time because it just doesn’t roll all the way down for the area I can reach. At this point it doesn’t matter – I just pin the top to the batting/backing combo and go from there.