What a busy four days! I didn't go anywhere for Thanksgiving, but my neighbor brought me a plate of leftovers from her big gathering and later on the kids brought me a piece of pie! It was enough for several meals.
I got the tea towel quilt done. I was digging thru the fabric storage room and found a piece of fabric my brother had brought back from Australia for me and I decided to use that for the binding. The quilt ended up 69" x 76".
When it wasn't raining I did some yard work. I needed to rake leaves, but I wanted to do something with my compost pile. I just kept dumping leaves and grass on the compost pile and never spent the time to mix or turnover the pile. I had some poles and plastic fencing so I got to work. Here is the compost pile before.
And here is what it looks like now. The red weathered fence belongs to my neighbor.
The vegetation was packed down so tightly that the moisture never would penetrate the layers. Here you can see that there were leaves on top, then greener grass, and below that were layers of matted grass. I tore thru what I could to move and mix with new leaves in the newly fenced areas. I did get down to dirt/compost and hauled one wheelbarrow full over to where I plan on transplanting the cora bells from out front.
I remember there were a few pieces of concrete at the end of the compost bed, but there was a lot more I had to dig out than I remember being there! That was hard work! Now I have to figure out what to do with all of this
I did get this area cleaned up - before
I continued to work my way down the hill
I need to get a baby quilt done for a friend of my sister so I cut batting and backing for all 5 baby quilt tops I have. I got two of them pin basted
and here are the other three for assembly
I still need to cut binding, but I was so tired I couldn't think anymore. I also spent some time cleaning the house which needed done badly! I'm tired!