77 for a high temperature yesterday in the middle of July – rarely seen here in Arkansas and we might actually get down to 58 last night! Talk about nice. It was all about wandering around the yard and windows open while doing some sewing as well.
This is my big acorn squash plant that has taken over one of my log planters. We always had acorn squash planted in Wisconsin where I grew up but I never tried it here in Arkansas – and where hardly anything in my garden has grown well this summer these plants have just taken off and I have about 8+ squash growing on them. Now well they be ready for picking before we leave? That remains the question – I have two that are very green but I am not sure when they are considered ready!
Here is the oldest and greenest of the squash – do I have to wait for them to fall off or just twist them off – I need to google and find out!
Here is another – these are about the size of a man’s hand I guess – about what you see in the store.
Between too much rain and forgetting to water in between I guess the flowers are not doing too badly.
The roses have not been real prolific this summer but enough to be pretty.
The poor looking apple tree with the leaves and branches nibbled down from the deer – I wonder if it will look any better after it stays protected for awhile. Looks kind of poor now.
Lilies all over the place like usual.
I did get some more 16 patch blocks done, 3 more blocks and I think this well be about 48” x 48” I might do about 2 more rows in length and it will be a good baby size. I had to get into my box of white scraps and cut more 2.5 inch squares I had run out of them. Linking to Lee’s Freshly Pieced Modern today and Lorna’s Let’s Bee Social.
Two hours of quilting on Monday night had me just about finishing a row on Insanity Revisited so I could roll it down – I will have finished the row last night and roll it down this morning I’m sure.
And a little more on the last of the long rows of Diamonds Are Forever– It has been suggested to take the last bits along to finish on the road and attach it to the main body of the quilt when I get back – I might just do that – depends on how much is left to do.
Another nice day today and I have the whole day to fill in – I was supposed to have an eye doctor appointment this afternoon and they cancelled on me yesterday afternoon like they have done several times in the past, now I have to wait until just a couple days before we leave when I’m super busy – I hate it when that happens.