Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Gardening (and some sewing)

Despite the chilly, icky, rainy weather of the last 2 days - I've accomplished many things.

I mulched all around the blackberry plants with straw. I still have the straw covering the strawberry plants that I moved - we had frost warnings last night and I didn't want to kill them after I had moved them. Everything is looking like it survived being moved so far.

Yesterday I transplanted all 45 of my sauce tomatoes (and yes they did all come up from seed so I will be swimming in sauce tomatoes this summer) into peat pots, and then ran out when it was time to transplant my eating tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. A trip to the local feed store solved that problem, and I will finish up this afternoon.

Then, AmandaJean is doing another quilt along, which I wanted to do. I didn't want to go buying a lot of fabric for it, so was debating on what I was going to do. Last night I was cleaning out our closet in our bedroom - and came across a small rubbermaid tote full of fabric that I had brought years and years ago (sometime between when we got married in 1995 and when we moved in 1998) for who knows what project. The receipt was still in the bag (this was all before kids that I brought it). The background will be a medium brown, the stars will be all different blues, and the sashings will be a brick red fabric. Problem solved - I will do my quilt-along quilt with this fabric. And it should end up being big enough that when I am done, it will fit our king sized bed (with a couple creative borders added)

Block 1

I've had so many interviews, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for now - and starting to feel the crunch of getting everything I wanted to get done while I've been off work (I could be starting one job as early as week after next). The good thing is, I went back to my eye doctor who did my Lasix surgery (if I go once a year for an exam, they will do any touch ups for free for life). Last year when I went, there was talk that they would have to redo the surgery on one eye. Apparently, since I'm not staring at a computer screen all day, my vision has improved but I've developed age related macular degeneration in one eye. They are 99% sure it won't be an issue for another 30 or 40 years, but it's there - so I'm thankful that every job I've interviewed for hasn't involved a lot of staring at a computer screen. And no touch up surgery for me.

I'm going to spend the day cleaning closets and watching another cow who looks like she's trying to pop out a calf - hopefully that will happen before too long here.

Have a sunny day!!!


Anonymous said...

The color combinations look good, should make a great quilt. mom

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

We country girls can always find us something to do, right? It sounds like you've been busy!

The quilt is beautiful. I love it.

Have a great week!

Finn said...

Hi Kris, your tomatoes are sure looking good! I'll bet you will be swimming in tomatoes by August..LOL, but I'm sure they won't go to waste.
Hurray for you for coming across that bag from the past. I think the fabrics work well together, and it will be a very pretty quilt. Good job! Hugs, Finn

Philigry said...

you are so lucky to live on a farm. that sounds so exciting about the cow! Let us know about the job situation! i will keep my fingers crossed! I hope you are enjoying your time off though!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm going to do the quilt-a-long, too. I'll hopefully get my block done tonight. Your block looks great!

Joan J said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm in awe of how large a garden you have and all you do in a day. Love the colors of your "found" fabric. Can't wait to see how your quilt comes out.

Granny Lyn said...

I'm loving the brown and blue! and already having the fabric is a bonus, you get 100 extra points!

Good luck with the interviews, I'm sure you will end up right where you're suipposed to be!

And the eyes...thank goodness they are doing so well!