Monday, March 19, 2018

Tramp and the Turtle

Tramp was our first dog and probably the best dog we've ever had. He didn't know what to think about this turtle that wandered out of the yard.

Linking to:
Aw Mondays at Comedy Plus

Sunday, March 18, 2018

What an Unproductive Week!

Last Saturday, while Hubby was putting up his radio tower, I packed up all my fabric and my sewing tables and moved everything away from the area we would build a wall the next day. This week, while he has been working and doing some wiring in the evening, I've been doing, well, not much. I did get the taxes done after nagging him for a month. And I've been making plans for some badly needed landscaping. I'm going to make terraced raised beds on the slope around our barndominium. I've got the plans and the materials. All I need is dry land. There was a heavy rain yesterday and it is misty and drizzly today.

So my 15 Minute Report looks pretty dismal. I didn't sew a stitch this week and my yearly percentage is down to 83%.

The Stash Report doesn't look any better, but at least it doesn't have a yearly percentage taking a nose dive.

Linking to:
15 Minute Challenge at Life in Pieces
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Just For Fun

Italy, Texas

Linking to:

Photo lineup at Image-in-ing. Check out her pretty garden (Japanese garden maybe?) photos
Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sewing Reports

It's been a busy weekend so far. Hubby rented a bucket lift to get his ham radio tower completed and antennas put on it. A friend came to help and it took them all day. Tomorrow, he want to use the lift inside the barn to build a a wall over the house side. Most people leave that space open, but they must not have to contend with the wind like we do. We have had things blow over and break up there, and some things have even blown off the edge. Having a wall between all of our stuff and the garage will also make it easier to get barn swallows out of the garage. However, the last straw for Hubby was when he found a mud dauber's nest inside one of our boxes, plastered to his snakeskin boots. The horrors! I was afraid the cat might fall off the edge, or that I might trip or get dizzy and fall off, and Hubby is afraid for his boots.

Last week, Hubby built a closet in the corner of the attic, and I put together some wire cubes for my sewing and crafts. The cubes are all assembly required and I had used them to make a four story catio. Now they are reassembled into 32 connected cubes. Buddy The Cat, who didn't care for the catio at all, has been giving each cube the comfort test. So far, he is torn between the one with old sheets and the one with batting scraps.

BTW, this is a closet under the eaves. Hubby put wood on just the walls so stuff wouldn't fall into the wall space below. I know it looks odd.

The weather today was absolutely perfect. Low wind and very warm, the perfect day for yard work. Or it would be perfect for yard work except that I hurt my back Wednesday night. All I did was pick up the laundry basket filled with wet jeans and I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. I went ahead with my chores and it continued to hurt, but not excruciating. By the time I went to bed though, it was a constant sharp pain and I couldn't find a position that relieved the pain. I would say I tossed and turned all night, but it hurt too bad to turn over. Thursday morning I couldn't get out of bed. I finally managed to inch my way to the edge of the bed and rolled onto my knees. Lifting my legs hurt, lifting my arms in front of me hurt, sitting hurt, standing still hurt. It all hurt. Walking was less painful than anything, so I kept moving. By mid afternoon, the pain was better and by evening, it was down to the level it usually is after standing on my feet all day. Whew! I worked it out. But no, the next morning, it was as bad as Thursday morning. I had to drive Friday afternoon and pressing on the brake was a killer.  When I got home I was worse than the first morning.  But by evening, it was better again. And this morning, it was only slightly better than the last two mornings.  Now it is just a dull pain again. So I'm a little concerned about tomorrow morning trying to build a wall with twelve foot long 2x6's. And all this because I picked up a basket of laundry. Housework is dangerous!

I probably won't be online tomorrow morning to link up to Kate and Donna's blogs, but here are my reports anyway. I used a quarter of a yard (that I actually counted) and didn't add any fabrics this week. I found time to sew every day this week, so I'm still at 100% for the week and month and up to 91% for the year.

How are you doing with your stash and daily sewing? Good I hope. I can see where I am going to be spending more time outside soon with the extra hour of daylight starting tomorrow, so I'm trying to get in as much as possible. See you soon.

I managed to sneak away for a few minutes during lunch break, and am linking to:
Life in Pieces