Nate has been off work two weeks now - he works for a company that makes foreign car air conditioners and heaters. J.D. is still in Bloomington and taking it easy. . don't know his plans for the rest of the summer. Need to check in with Tracy this evening, too. Mark pops in and out - he is still switching cell phone batteries with me. He is working but some of the lines have been closed down - they make Toyota car parts.
We have had a lot of rain this past week. The field out back had water standing in it and it is just too wet to plant. The field across the road is planted and corn is peeking up!
Last Sunday Chet took a friend and me out to lunch at a buffet. We went to pick up the friend and I saw her poppy's blooming so I jumped out of the car, went up the alley and took a few pictures of them. Aren't they just so perky! Love poppies but haven't attempted to grow them myself! We hadn't called ahead for reservations but they took us in anyway! So much food - and such a small stomach! I think we were there for a good hour. The waitress told me they had over 500 reservations between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. I'll bet there were some sore feet that night!
This windmill is on the restaurant lawn - it was whirling that day - but not creaking like ours did on the farm! Seeing the windmill reminded me of the milk house that butted up to ours - and then I remembered Dusty Miller scaring us and chasing us up the windmill, scampering around and sitting on the roof of the milk house - sisters - ringing any bells?
Last week while digging through the big closet looking for the box of feed sacks to take to quilt guild, I ran across a bag with a "project in progress" in it. This throw was started in a class I took in Fairfield, Ohio - when Mitch and family lived there. Now that was so long ago, I don't remember when I started it. Diane and her Mom from Upper Michigan and I took the class. I'm wondering if they ever finished theirs! I had most of it finished, had to sew the rows together and add the borders; and made the binding too. Now it is hanging in the closet with others to be quilted some day!
The flying geese quilt, aka: Goosey - Goosey - is now finished. I gathered up the odds and ends of leftovers from other projects to make the binding - six different fabrics in the binding! It was tossed into the washer and dryer and it is now a cuddly throw size quilt.
Yesterday I started a new project - a maple leaves table topper. Dug out batiks and other fall colored fabrics and cut out the three different size blocks I'll be using. 3", 6" and 9" blocks with spacers to fill in. Love batik maple leaf projects! The 3" blocks are finished - they are done first because they are difficult to handle at that size! Hopefully the piece will be finished some time this week.
Please notice I have corrected the date and year on my camera! It took a while - but I think it's right now! (The wind mill picture was taken before I changed the date.)
And that's about it, folks - till next week - take care.