I have no new blocks to share for the last two weeks. I have no finishes. I have spent some time in my sewing room, mostly cutting the pieces for the Sawtooth Star quilt I am making as a commission, or preparing my supplies for QuiltCon this weekend. But I haven't actually sewn a darn thing!
Instead, I've been spending nearly all my time in the garden - the other time vacuum I own. One would think that it would be far to early to get started on the summer garden. I would think that! But of course, this year I decided to concentrate on planting more permanent items - fruit trees and perennials. I had 6 or so trees that I bought last year that never got planted, but I ordered another 20. So much for my "a few trees each year" approach. Of course when you have 26 trees, most bare rooted, lying around and lots of rain in the forecast, you feel need. Need to get these darn trees in the ground! "Take advantage of those raindrops, they are so rare here." "But don't dig in wet soil, let it dry out a bit before you plant!" Ugh. I have all but 3 potted trees left. That was a lot of holes in the ground and I am shocked and dismayed how long it took me. My back is also not pleased with me. And because a bunch of trees wasn't enough, I also ordered about 40 berry bushes. I haven't planted them yet, and I am crossing my fingers that they don't dry out or sprout before I get back after the weekend. At least the holes for them will be smaller.
I am exhausted. Manual labor has beaten me and whipped me. I am very much looking forward to getting away for the weekend and just learning about some new skills. I am a bit terrified that I might fall asleep in my classes.
What classes am I taking? Ironically, a lot of hand work classes. I am taking a hand piecing class and an embroidery class. I'm also taking a design clinic with Anne from Play-Crafts. I admit, I signed up for that one just to hang out and hopefully spark some inspiration and motivation. Finally, on Sunday, I got into a quilting class I had been waitlisted for. I had already made my flight reservations before I got in, so I will have to leave the class early to catch my plane, but hopefully, the first half will be the informative part.
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