In spite of it being a 4-day weekend, this weekend flew by. Time is just plain flying by … hard to believe that we’re zeroing in on the middle of July, when it feels like mid-May to me.
DH and I were finally able to take our “much-anticipated” road trip over to St. Charles to check out decking materials. There are sure a lot of choices … different products, colors, post caps, railings, lighting, etc. I know that I was able to narrow down my choices … DH? I’m not so sure.
After we finished up at the hardware store, it was time for lunch … at Potbelly’s. Mmmm mmmm mmmm I ordered a bag of Popchips to go with my sandwich … it’s kind of like potatoes meeting puffed rice cakes. I had the new sweet potato “chips”, and I enjoyed them more than I thought I would.
Our last stop of the day was, in my not so humble opinion, the best one of the day … although DH might not agree with me on that. I was good and stayed focused on fabrics for my storm at sea quilt, choosing a white-on-white and several pretty blues.
I also picked up a package of foundation papers … I’m hoping to make 80 blocks, so I don’t want to run out of foundation papers. After I got home, I wasn’t sure I purchased quite enough blues … my app had yardage for a 3-color storm at sea, so I had to estimate yardage requirements for a 2-color quilt … and I was hoping to use a little of some of those blues for my miniature pineapples. I ordered a couple more blues online.
I got a phone late Saturday morning inviting me to join DD and the Ts at the Y for an afternoon of swimming. What fun! T#4 actually did a little floating (actually bobbing) in the water on her own. The bigger 3 all took to water like fish, but #4 has wanted nothing to do with water. Granted, she had a floating device on her back, but the fact that she wasn’t clinging to anyone was huge.
On the way home, I stopped off at the garden. The green beans aren’t growing and are looking rather puny … I have little hope that they’ll produce anything. My zucchinis are stunted but looking good. I’m not sure what’s going on with them … it looks like all the blossoms we’ve had so far have just dried up and died. ?? There are several blossoms on a couple of the plants … hopefully these will actually turn into zucchinis. Our tomatoes are looking pretty good, too. Like the zucchinis, they’re stunted, but they’ve got plenty of blossoms … and unlike the zucchinis, these blossoms are turning into tomatoes.
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Sunday was a nice quiet day. After church, I spent the afternoon with needle and thread. I’ve got half the border quilted … I’m hoping to have the quilting done and the binding on by next week’s Weekend Wrap-up … and maybe a block or two of my storm at sea.
Have a marvelous Monday!