Saturday, September 01, 2007
Oh I'm so glad this summer is on the way out the door. It has been the hottest one that I can ever remember, and I've pretty much been miserable with the heat. I know we still have some hot weather to go, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel! :D
I've spent the day watching Appalachian State beat Michigan---what an upset!!--and Va Tech win their opening game :) All the while doing needleturn applique. I have several hand projects going right now so I just sew on one a while, then go to the next for a while. :) I'm stuck on my little pumpkin motif for finishing the outer border on the punkin quilt. I'm going to at least finish the quilting on that tomorrow and get the binding ready for it.
Flea Market is going on in Hillsville, VA, this weekend. It's a humongous affair. I have a sister that lives there, and it used to be an annual family affair for all of us to gather at Nita's house. It still is, but the faces have changed, I think. ;/ Now I think the gathering mainly consists of my neices and nephews, along with a bunch of greats thrown in there too, rather than Nita's siblings. :) I hope they are having a fun time...the weather really cooperated this year. I can remember years that it rained from opening day (Thurs) to the last day (Mon), and was one huge mudhole. I miss gathering with my siblings. Maybe I should have gone this year but I didn't. Maybe next year?
My tree swallows have been gone all summer, but I'm hoping that they will be back for the Fall and Winter. I miss them. They are such graceful birds with a really sweet song.
The cherry tomatoe plant is a volunteer and I hope you can get an idea of just how big it is from the picture. It is huge!!! And FULL of tomatoes! :D I haven't posted a picture of the 'boys' in a while. This was one of our last trips on the boat before pulling it out for the Winter. Badger is on the left and Dewey is on the right. It's rather dark, but as usual, you can click the picture for a larger view.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.