...and I'm looking forward to the weekend!
It's been very hot the last few days and I'm thankful that I work in an air conditioned office. For the most part the garden is surviving, but there are a couple of plants that are looking a little droopy. We're in an in-between state for some flowers. Some are done, like the daffodils and tulips, and others are almost ready to bloom, like our poppies. There are a few things in bloom:
The feijoa is going nuts again:
And one of our cherry trees is producing fruit:
I took a picture of some Cape Daisies, but I was not happy with the quality of the picture. However, after playing around with the Ribbet filters, I like how it looks with the impressionist filter applied:
Up this weekend: I need to do a a little housework and some laundry. A lot will depend on how hot it gets. Some chores, like laundry and mopping the floor, are best avoided in the hat of the day.
If all goes well, I will finish beading the mermaid! I might not be able to get her blocked and mounted if I don't have enough foam core in my stash.
Once I finish the mermaid, I'll swing back to the Anasazi needlepoint piece. I'd like to get this puppy done and out of my hair. At this point, "done" might be the only thing in its future. It ranks with the Seahorses needlepoint that I finished in 2008: I'm not happy with the outcome. Some of the color choices are jarring and it's been a PITA to stitch.
I'm about ready to IDJ (It's Dead, Jim) the Rockefeller Moon Shawl. I'm not happy with how it looks. The yarn is great and looks good in the pattern. I'm just not feeling it. It might be time to pull the plug.
I'm feeling the urge to weave again, so warping the loom might be a possibility. Maybe I'll use the yarn from the Rockefeller shawl. Hmmm...
...leading into a 3-day weekend and a short work week ahead because Stitches West!! The daffodils are blooming in our front yard: And...
I'm struggling a bit to get the new layout to do the things I want it to do (like make linkable buttons to my KALs in the side bar, us...
...not a lot of progress is happening right now. And it's started raining again, so not outside photo shoots until that stops. All I r...
...first one for September. Things are winding down in the garden. Our cherry tomato plant is in peak production mode. The abutilon i...