Monday, April 20, 2015

Busy weekend

Saturday morning I had a hair cut appointment and I spent the rest of the day cleaning up the studio. My table is cleared off and now if I have something I want to do, I have room.

Part of the clean up included pressing fabric that was washed

and adding my newest t-shirt to the design after pressing interfacing to the back of it

Sunday morning I had to run over to my brother's house and put the clean sheets on the bed, turn on the hot water, and sort the mail. Then I went to the grocery store. It was a beautiful day so I decided to go outside and pick a project that needed done. I had this pile of wood left from the garage project and it need to be cut up as it was too long to fit into the bin. Another brother of mine left me his old circular saw so I used that to cut it up. I had never used a circular saw before.

pile is gone

and in the bin

The side yard was a mess from the garage project so I decided to clean it up. So here is the side yard before

Here are the loads of debris

And here is the after. I raked all the way down the hill to where that big pile of sticks is. I did not put that pile of sticks there - my neighbor did. It is actually half on my property. I will have to work on getting rid of it. I could use about 3 yards of top soil in this area where the ground is low toward the garage.

It has been bugging me that there was some plastic that had blown down the hill into the trees so I carefully walked down the hill and drugged the plastic out of the woods.

The front yard needed mowed so that was next. I crossed my fingers that the mower would start. I had a lot of problems with it last year. I had bought some fresh gas when I was out that morning, put some dry gas in the mower, added some oil, and pulled the cord. It started on the first pull!!!! I raised my hands in the air and was looking for the crowd to roar. There was no crowd, but I pretended there was and they were thrilled! I have three bungee cords on my mower, one to keep the bagger flap open, one the hold that handle that if you let it go the mower stops ( I can't pull the cord and hold the handle at the same time), and the third bungee hold the throttle in the starting position. I take the throttle bungee off once the mower starts as well as the handle bungee. The mower runs great so there is no reason to replace it for a few minor quirks.

After 4 hours of yard work I was beat. I went inside, did a couple loads of laundry, dishes, and then sat down to sew. All the sewing I got done consisted of winding some bobbins and machine quilting about 9 inches of border.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It is good to get that much done outside while the weather is nice and the ground dry. Our ground is wet now and it has turned cool.

Vicki W said...

I just came in from my daily 1-hour dose of yard work. 4hours would kill me!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

OMG! you make me so tired!