Round We Go is going to be addicting I think – I was just going to pick out fabric last night for another circle and before you know it while watching/listening to tv I was making another one! Here I had pieces all basted and sat it aside for a minute while I finished up a load of laundry and got the kitchen cleaned up – someone said in yesterdays comment that it looked like a difficult piece to do – it isn’t really break it up in sections and it goes together really nicely – I really try to remember to take a couple more photos on the next one of the process I do for sections.
Then I decided to start to sew LOL – yes just the border circle parts to sew on today and I will have two done of this variety – 4 needed. I will do 4 of each circle before moving on to the next. Each circle finishes at about 7 inches and you applique it to a 9 inch square – (or larger if you wish) Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict , and Crazy Mom Quilts ,
I do plan to start my vines today for Fall Harvest – my fusible tape arrived yesterday – it wasn’t suppose to arrive until today or next week – it came fast.
See how glossy my table top is getting – 3 coats of varnish on it now – I will put about 3 more coats on it to have a nice hard surface – the tables do not take much time to do – about a half an hour total when I include the door to the room also – which I will need to do an extra coat on now as I didn’t see it dripping in one area and will need to sand a bit in that spot today (or maybe Mike will) and then it needs more. I had planned on doing about 4 or 5 coats of varnish on the door and now it will take a little more time when sanding gets it nice and even again.
When I was outside taking a walk I took a few photos of the last of the garden with my phone. This big bush is a Pineapple Sage – I didn’t use it for much – I dried a little bit to see if it is any good in anything and maybe I will dry more – but doubt it –it has pretty red flowers on it but I don’t really think you use it for much.
Here you can see how large it is in comparison to the rest of the herbs that are still growing – I have been drying rosemary and oregano so the plants are small. I grew regular sage also and dried some it is finally coming back some more – I might be able to cut and dry one more time if it grows much more. I do not think the pineapple sage will come back next year, from what I read it doesn’t winter over in our area most of the time and it is grown for decorative use mainly – I planted the lavender too close to it and it completely shadowed it out. I didn’t realize it would get this big. My basil did horrible this year – I kept planting more of it trying to get a good plant and went though five plants with none of them growing and dying more than growing. I actually had to buy basil this summer at the grocery store instead of using what was in the garden it did so poorly.
And sweet potato vines here – hidden behind fencing so the deer would leave them alone, they will stay in the ground until late October or early November.
Somehow I forgot to mention after that preview of classes on Craftsy that they were all on sale for the next couple of days. The Craftsy class sale ends tonight at midnight – all classes $19.99 or under.