Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rainy week progress

The border is all quilted and the binding is going on.

This will be a busy week because I am getting ready to go to camp.

I will be teaching the leatherworking and woodcarving merit badges and some nature basics.

That means getting all the supplies sorted and lined up to load into the car.
In addition to the teaching materials, I will have to get the bird and Nikko's food and supplies lined up and dig out a tent big enough for a cot. The one the scouts supplied last year was plenty big but leaked like a sieve. One never knows what the weather will be as we have had everything from a sauna to a typhoon to a flood during countless summers.

The past week we had two very hot days followed by heavy rain. I have heard we have already set a record for rain in June and the month is hardly half over.

My cut-leaf maple seems to have jewels clinging to every leaf.

Even though I have been cutting gardenias for several vases inside, the little bush is covered with flowers with many buds yet to open.

And behind the gardenia, the lilies are beginning to open.

I used to have five varieties but these seem to be taking over the garden plot.

I noticed the agapanthus in a hanging pot has ten flower spikes.
I am hoping they will not wait until I leave to camp to begin blooming.

My daughter called the internet service as they had spoken of having service restored by now but they still are not ready to solve the problem and if they don't come this week, it will be next month before I will have another opportunity.

As it is, I have seldom had any connection the past few weeks. Often, like tonight, it comes on after ten (my bedtime) and is off by the time I come down in the morning ... even Monday when I get up early for a 4:am departure. It will be a relief when I can finally do things according to my own schedule.

Meanwhile, though the saying goes, "Make hay while the sun shines." My work seems to be getting done faster when it pours and there is no distraction from the internet.


  1. The quilt turned out nice. Hope the internet thing works out quickly. Not bad for a day or two, but, after that, it gets really frustrating.

  2. love the border on your alphabet quilt, with all the toys, tops, and balls. Yes, non internet is so frustrating, but when I am without it, I have to admit more things do get finished. Enjoy your time at camp.

  3. Hope you have nice time at camping! Buckets of rain here too!!

  4. Plenty of fun things to spy on the border fabric. Plenty of beautiful things to spy in your garden. Plenty of things to pack for your camping. Plenty of rain means plenty of quilting. Plenty of frustration when the internet is cut off.
    Have plenty of good time!

  5. Love the quilt - and the plants are amazing. Such pretty flowers. I am so far behind on reading blogs I may never get caught up - too much fun in the sun to stay indoors and read blogs, so I fall farther and farther behind.