26 July 2008
I have been out in the yarden catching up on dead-heading the flowers. The carnations are the worst ones because there are hundreds of dead flower heads to be removed. At least with lavender you can use the dried ones in sachets and potpourris. I have always wanted to make some Lavender Wands but never think of it in time. Lavender grows exceedingly well in my garden and therefore I have a lot. The bees are happy because there is a lot of nectar in lavender flowers.
One batch of company has left and I'm getting ready for another. The sculpture show is also fast approaching. I am not looking forward to working for 12 days straight; no, indeed not. Everyone at work has this nasty summer cold except me. The guys tease me about using my disinfectant all the time, but I just look at them and ask "Who is the sick one?". Everyone, and I mean everyone at work will sit at my desk sometime during the day. My can of disinfectant spray is always close at hand. CarGuy and I are going to Denver-town today to finish up the last bits of Auntie's condo: hanging doors, cleaning the shelves in the cabinets, washing windows, etc. Then I can hand it over to a Realtor, yay!
My local yarn shop had a sidewalk sale yesterday. Yes, I indulged in a total of 9 skeins of yarn all at 50% off. I also picked up a rice basket to use as a new yarn basket beside the sofa, 20% off.
I dropped this quilt off at my long arm quilter on Thursday. Now 'dropped' is a decieving term. I have to drive about 30 miles to get to Quilted Expressions. It is a special trip, a destination if you will. Ill get the quilt back in about 3-4 weeks. I'm in no hurry. I've moved on to another project, but will return to this when it is time to do the binding.