A No Sewing Day

gardening

I just never got around to sewing yesterday – I had intended to work on birds and had fabric for two birds laid out on the cutting table and instead I got busy  – we bought a new charcoal grill – need I say more – off to the store to get chicken that I didn’t need to thaw, salsa and chips ect.  First Mike had to assembly – LOL – that always takes longer than expected doesn’t it, read the book over a little bit and before you know it the afternoon was gone and then it was off to the garden to plant a few more plants to replace ones that had died either with the same or with something different.

The nice new black shiny Weber grill.  Our old one bit the dust a long time ago and we had been using a little one that we use camping and having to put it by the stone pavers by the firepit, which meant stooping down to work – getting a little old for all that stooping!

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The garden by this time of year should look a lot fuller than this!  I talked to the girl in the plant department when I stopped by to get some of the last plants available and she said a lot of people were complaining of the gardens this year – sounds like I am not the only one to get some plants infested with aphids.  Some people lost all their tomato plants from too much rain.  Luckily I have not lost mine but most haven’t gotten very full or tall.  In back of the garden where that group of trees are is a little hill and all those tall plants are Tiger Lilies – yes a whole mess of them – they will be blooming next week and I will take a photo of the orange wonderful flowers the.  You can see the sun going down behind the trees – this whole area gets in the shade by about 6:30 in the evening which makes it nice for working in the garden.  (all of the lilies were moved to this area from the front of the house last fall.)

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But the cherry tomatoes are starting so that is good – one ripe one that I will get today.  The orange color in the background are marigolds – I have them scattered through out to try to keep bugs at bay.

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And a big one almost ripe

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The Tiger Lily’s are about to open and there is a mess of them.  This little hillside will be covered in orange color soon

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To the right of these are one little area of Butterfly Weed – I dug these up from a ditch one year and didn’t really think it caught and the next year I had one plant – about 5 years later there are 3 here.

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In back of the Tiger Lily’s is Honeysuckle – wild of course – I don’t think anyone actually plants this stuff in the south – it just grows – here on my little hillside – in the woods, climbing trees, growing in flower beds where I kill it so it won’t take over.

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Maybe I will get to some sewing today?  What about you do you find you sew a lot less at the beginning of summer?  I sew a lot less but we will be back to humidity by Sunday and I won’t be spending so much time outside in the afternoons.

Last night after I had this post scheduled I ran across a link on one of the quilting facebook groups that I belong to – I just have to share – it is long – it is amusing and told from the husband of a quilter – read it and have a laugh! I had to share so went back in late last night and added this in.  The Sewing Lawyer

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10 comments… add one
  • Teri Dingler Jun 10, 2017

    The Sewing Lawyer is priceless! Thanks for sharing- a delightful read!

    • Karen Jun 10, 2017

      it was funny wasn’t it

  • maxine lesline Jun 10, 2017

    Glad your tomatoes are doing good…. and does the butterfly weed really attract butterflies? Thanks for a good laugh with the judge and his quilt talk… Whatever I have spent on my quilting, I compare it to the cost of golfing.. and stress counseling. Guilt free !

    • Karen Jun 10, 2017

      quilting is a good stress reducer isn’t it – and yes I bet golfing is pricey – and cars and whatever else some men spend money on. The butterfly weed is quite a ways from the house so I really haven’t had a chance to see if butterfly’s land a lot but I do normally see a few among the flowers

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 10, 2017

    I just finished reading yesterday’s post and today’s since I missed it because we were traveling back home. Boy you have been busy the last two days. I really liked all the pretty pictures of your yard and quilt projects. Everything is so pretty and bright! When we were at the beach, we saw a lot of shore birds and they made me think of your bird quilt, lol! Thank you for the lovely pictures and the funny link. Your blog is such a lovely read, I really enjoy it, have a wonderful weekend.

    • Karen Jun 10, 2017

      thanks Dottie, glad you got home ok and bet you enjoyed your vacation

  • Michele Jun 10, 2017

    So many lovely flowers Karen and love the honeysuckle!

    • Karen Jun 10, 2017

      I love honeysuckle too – some hate it – it can have a bit of an overpowering smell if the area is really thick with it.

  • Deb Jun 10, 2017

    Love seeing your garden progress ; now I will be off to check out that link 🙂
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    • Karen Jun 10, 2017

      the link is funny – hope you take time to read it

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