Monday, August 12, 2013

Looking ahead, looking behind

As a new week begins, I once again find myself asking "what have you accomplished?"

  • With an abundance of rain comes an abundance of weeds.  I think I have pulled a semi truck load of weeds from the garden this year.  
  • AppleJack made his first stop at the apple orchard on Saturday and purchased a bushel of apples to make apple butter.  We made twenty four half pints on Saturday using about one half of the apples.  The remaining apples will be peeled and cooked this week and the fruits of our labor will be given away as gifts to friends.
  • With cooling temps and September knocking on my door, I am making the transition from summer decorations to fall decorations.  Time passes so quickly, the summer of 2013 was a fast one.
  • The St. Charles Needlework Market is August 24-25!  Am beginning to see some of the highly anticipated releases, my shopping list is growing!
  • Am teaching a class at CCA called Bad Girls of the Bible.  To teach is to learn twice.
  • The long arm quilter called and I picked up the four quilts she had quilted for me--three miniatures and one twin size.  Bindings are in process.  The new season of Duck Dynasty starts Wednesday and duck watching and bindings seems like a good combination.
  • The red/white/blue HST quilt is still growing--another eight rows are being added.  Whew!  Will this quilt ever be completed?
  • A 400 mile road trip to visit family
  • Received my pre packet volunteer information for the 25th Festival of Books.  Finished reading Thomas Jefferson:  The Art of Power by Jon Meacham who will be one of the authors at the festival.
  • Stopped by the LNS to pick up the fibers for a Bee's Blessing:  Burlap, Pecan Pie and Schneckley.  Visited with a friend whose husband who is having cardiac challenges.
  • As summer is coming to an end, the Garden Centers are reducing their inventory to half price and this gardener cannot resist a garden center or good sale.
  • Drooling over the latest issue of A Primitive Place magazine and wanting to rearrange every piece of furniture.
  • Finding a charm pack of wool and needle flannels by Primitive Gatherings at Little Blessings quilt shop.
  • Enjoying garden fresh okra, green beans, and and tomatoes from the Farmer's Market.
  • Registering for the Three Bags Full rug hooking class in November
  • Hair cut!!!!!
  • Writing a letter to a friend.  Yes, cursive and mailed with a stamp.
Another busy week ahead--high hopes of marking some items off my to do list and adding them to them done list.


  1. Sounds like a pretty great week :)

  2. You have been busy! Tasty project with that apple butter! Yum! I think you'll enjoy Bad Girls of the Bible. Next, you will have to read MORE Bad Girls of the Bible.

  3. You have accomplished a great deal!!

  4. Wow sounds like you have been accomplishing quite a lot lately. Where are you taking the rug hooking class? Guess I did't realize you were a "hooker" too. We are having the hottest week of the year way down in the deep south - it sounds funny that you are preparing to put out your fall decorations however I am SO ready for fall and fall decorating - I usually wait till around the end of August providing I can hold out that long. Cheers Melody