I know I say that sometimes and you guys say– oh no you got a lot done – trust me – I didn’t get a lot done. I was very tired. I have not slept well lately and it was catching up on me. I sat around and read a bit, ran into town and got a big crochet needle to use instead of the circular knitting needles. Just could not get the hang of that one and will crochet this sweater shrug instead.
I did get the Postage Stamp quilt washed and semi-dried – it is draped over the chairs from last night and I will toss it in the dryer for about 15 minutes to fluff it up and then on to the bed it goes – after I take some photos. But rain again today – maybe tomorrow – when will it be dry to take some photos outside – maybe Monday? (I am not in the Arkansas flood area) For those that were concerned of me washing the quilt as the applique is 100% felted wool – some thought that it might fray or fall apart – I got in touch with several places that make the hand dye wool that I was using and they reassured me that the felted process is really good and that it can be washed. None of the colors bled. The book that I developed the applique idea from said they washed quilts with the wool in it and never had a problem. I trusted them and I washed on cold water, dried on low for 30 minutes – it was still quite damp when I took it out of the dryer and it is fine.
This mini basket is pinned for applique and I hope I got to work on it last night!
The crochet has started – I will show more of it later if it is turning out LOL- getting used to this very large crochet hook takes some getting used to – I have only ever used a narrow one. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts, and Quilt Fabrication and Jo’s Country Junction.
the apple tree problem has been solved it is cedar apple rust:
Yellow spots (mine look more orange) on both the leaves and the fruits of apple trees are characteristic of cedar-apple rust. Over the course of the growing season, these upper-leaf yellow spots often develop a red border, become larger and spread to the bottom of the leaf. The spots also develop tube-shaped growths that curl back over onto the leaves. The disease gets its name because of its lifespan, which begins as a fungus on cedar and juniper trees before jumping over to apple trees. Damage to apple trees can include spoiled apples, lower yield and decreased fruit size. Untreated cases can eventually cause the trees to stop producing.
Removing nearby cedars and junipers you think are infected is a good first step to eradicating cedar-apple rust. Look for gall growths on junipers and cedars, sometimes called “cedar apples.” Fungicidal sprays specifically targeted to cedar-apple rust are best applied on apple trees when they begin to blossom. If you plant new apple trees, choose rust-resistant types, such as “Cortland,” “Baldwin,” “Empire,” “Jersey-Mac,” “Red Delicious” and “McIntosh.”
I have a lot of cedar trees which one or more is the problem I don’t know – I guess I will have to wander around the yard and see if I can find any of these gall growths that it says to find. It might be too late to treat the tree this year as it say best to do when they blossom but I think I will go ahead and treat anyhow on the weekend.
I checked there are no bugs and no powdery mildew.