Wednesday late morning I turned over the trapped kitty to rescue. Considering she was in my house for all of 12 hours, it was still pretty hard on me. I tried to keep my mind off her by baking for the rest of the day.
Thursday morning I woke up and saw a squirrel digging around in Nim's garden and knew that my 2 week seriously neglected garden was on the agenda.
I have 4 tomato plants and have grown like 7 tomatoes in total. Rats. Since I apparently can grow the tomato plants just fine I am assuming this comes down to an issue of sun. I think Nim's garden needs to be moved eventually too.
So I heavily pruned the tomato plants in a final season effort to ripen the few tomatoes I have.
In the process I found a cucumber. It isn't that I didn't know the cucumber plants were in there, I just didn't realize it had climbed up a tomato. Maybe it will ripen too.
One of my 4 types of pepper plants is actually thriving. The other three are struggling. The bossiest plant in the garden?...
...Brussels is thy name. Sheesh. Who know some that results in a tall stalk of basically tight balls was such a garden hog?! One pepper plant I have had to sacrifice. Between the Brussels and the Borage that plant doesn't have a prayer.
I planted the Borage because it is suppose to have this special
relationship with cucumbers. Well I need to research that relationship
better because right now the Borage is drowning the cucumber.
Nim has been exceptionally attached and attentive this week. I am not sure if it is because the week has been so hard on me or if it is because our weekend long workshop was such a good experience for him.
After battling the garden for awhile the "rain" (more like a light drizzle) came in and I switched to quilting.
Since getting the Baby Lock in February, this was my first real attempt at free motion. What really surprised me was that I preferred the closed foot over the open one. I have to think about that.
See the furry black quilt back? It is actually fairly thick and thankfully I had the presence of mind to attempt a quilt without any batting because this thing was a thick beast!
I am just glad because it is fuzzy it hides my stitches well.
Overall quilting went well. I think some of the issues were more related to the backing. I am definitely learning the feel and speed of a new machine. It was so nice to have the longer neck!