Thursday, July 30, 2015

Some Quilting and Sweetness

Yesterday was a triple H day here in Maine, a great day to spend in my sewing room working on spider web blocks. 
I am working on more today, the only change..........placing my iron OUTSIDE of my sewing room, the house does have A/C but the iron puts out lots of heat in my cozy room! 
Even though it was very hot yesterday I had to go out and do some tweeking in a few of the hives to help with ventilation........I found three frames of honey ready for me to extract.  Extracting is a sticky job so I will wait a little longer in hopes that I will have a few more frames and make one BIG mess instead of several smaller messes.  Wish you could smell how sweet the frames smell, oh and they taste pretty good too!

Loved seeing the honeybees, along with many other pollinators, foraging on the Anise Hyssop this afternoon..........
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Garden Tour Sneak Peek

Been busy outside, I mentioned a garden tour for my next post......well you will have to settle for this little sneak peek.  I will post more later, but for now I need to  "make hay while the sun shines" (and while it is comfortable to work outside).

I leave you with these....................

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Getting Stuff Done

I often think that I should change the name of my blog since I haven't posted much about quilting in quite some time.  This time of the year (if it is not hot and humid) I am usually outside working in the gardens, in my apiary or on some project from the list.

The garden after it was weeded about a week and a half ago.........

Finally, with the help of my husband, the "dead" space between the house and our ramp is looking better.  I will plant a few more hostas, gather a few more rocks, and set in the post for the gate latch and cross it off the project list!
The next big project has officially started, the installation of a small 6x6 greenhouse.  My husband started to clear out the spot, we will have to level the soil, built a platform, place some retaining walls around the edge, then we can build the greenhouse.
This is a "stock" photo of the greenhouse, we found it on CraigsList, it was brand new the person that was selling it just never put it up........the best part, we paid a fraction of the price of a new one!
A tour of my garden for the next post................