Since Sunday evening, I've been online only three times a day. Facebook? Looking, lurking, "liking" only if it meant something, answering messages and making no comments. E-mail? Reading and responding as needed. Blogs? Reading most of the ones I follow regularly but again, commenting only if I really have something to say. Radio? Off. (And as most of you Gentle Readers know, I haven't owned a television in five years...)
The weather has been glorious, and I've spent the better part of the last three days outside, till it's so dark in the evening I can no longer see to read.
I've been able to manage a good jog early every morning, and I managed to get a load of laundry out drying on the line. Monday was "a good day on clothes!"
I've harvested seed pods:
|Cosmos seed head|
|Hollyhock seed pods|
|Basil, dill, thyme, mint, oregano|
I've begun my Christmas knitting;
|Pretty blue socks|
and finished some dishcloths to replace my shabby ones:
I baked some cookies:
to go with the rhubarb I harvested and stewed in the slow cooker:
|Getting ready for stewing|
I finished those two miniatures I started last week. Lest you think they're familiar, I've made similar ones before, but never for the gallery in Olds where I hope they'll have only a brief stay before finding new homes:
|There's One in Every Crowd|
I put together two rows of the first section of the Japanese Taupe Quilt:
|Top 2 sewn together; bottom row prepped for sewing|
and I finished the applique of the last two (of four) fan motif blocks for the centre of the same quilt.
I've kept up my stitching on MOB.
I finished two books and am well along a third,
I finished a tiny embroidery and am well along another (both will be gifts).
I've written two "real" letters...and now this blog post.
Mostly, I'm mulling, as September draws ever nearer.
More later. :-)
P.S. Enough WIPs in here that I'll like this to WIP Wednesday on The Needle and Thread Network.