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Weeding and Sewing

I promised some pictures so here they come.

When returning from vacation, everything in my yard needed attention. This is my okra bed.  Yes there are actually plants I want to keep among the weeds.

This is the after picture.  I pulled all the weeds by hand.  It had rained so they pulled up pretty easy.  There were just soooo many of them.

The same went for the flower bed at the end of my patio.  We plan to redo our flowerbeds in the next year, after we pay off our house.  I didn't see any harm in using one of them for extra garden this year. Yes,those are roses in the background.

This flowerbed does not have the improvements to the soil like my garden does so, pulling the weeds were harder.  Not wanting to weed again, I put down mulch.  The fence is to keep the dog out - - who seems to think that I grow veggies with vines so he will have a cool bed in the middle of summer.

And here is a picture of that sweet dog, Yogi.

We have vents on the outside of our home from the fans in our bathrooms.  When the wind blows in the right direction, I can hear the vents opening from the wind.  One day I heard this noise and noticed that the wind was not blowing.  Upon further inspection, I noticed that birds were going in and out of my neighbors vent covers.  Not wanting birds to nest inside our house, I started trying to problem solve to keep this from happening.  By the way, the birds did have babies in the neighbor's vent.

Can you see how the paint is worn off of the vent cover?  The reason it is so dirty is that the birds were taking food into the babies.  Little did I know that there is a product already made for this at my local Home Depot.  Hubby got them put up so we should not have the problem.  Now on to the continually growing list of; staining the fence, refinish the front door, and repaint the house numbers.

Maybe now that I have the weeds controlled in the garden, I can spend some time in my sewing room.  Here is the duffel bag I made to take on vacation.

My next projects include making my block of the month block for our Quilt Sitters club, making binding for my Hungry Caterpillar quilt, and making a dress.

Since loosing weight, I have limited clothes options.  I like to have a house dress to put on after showering at times.  I purchased this pattern and fabric at 40% off at JoAnn's.  I hope to get it put together today.  I also want to get the binding made for my Hungry Caterpillar quilt.  This quilt is made from a kit with a panel.  While I am not a panel person, I purchased this several years ago thinking I would give it to a grandchild with the book.  I have a date to quilt it on my friend, Barbara's quilt frame next week.  I will post a picture when I get it done.

When we go on vacation, we have a tradition of purchasing a jigsaw puzzle.  We just finished the one from our North Carolina trip.  This one is called Grandma's Kitchen.

We decided that we had so much fun doing this one, that we would pull out one of the puzzles we had not put together yet.  We had three to choose from.  Hubby chose the Corn Palace puzzle from or South Dakota vacation.

On a different note, today is my oldest son's birthday.  We have been very blessed by having him in our lives.  We love him beyond measure.