Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Half way through the week.....

Some photos of my garden and the things growing in it - the roses all have the most stunning scent. I should try and make a mosaic of them. Maybe tomorrow.
It rained and I managed to catch the drops on the leaves and roses as the sun came out and just look at those flowers on my beans....

Wednesday already and time flies, but I keep saying that so we will move on swiftly.....
I had a meeting with the work people today so I guess we could call today a "high energy" day on the pacing chart. As in up at dawn, clean the house, wield the really dire borrowed hoover - I do not regard any vacuum as efficient if I have to stand with the nozzle poised over some dirt for 5 minutes while it considers whether or not to suck it up. I could have got down on the floor, picked up all the little pieces and walked to the kitchen, put it in the bin, removed the bag of rubbish, tied a knot in it, and walked through the house to deposit it in the bin, in half the time it takes this thing to work. Vacuum cleaners just moved back to the top of the list.
But I digress again. I am so good at this.
So the work people came (on time) and left. And this is a procedure we all know we have to go through but it is such a pain in the neck. Stress? Oh yes. Glynis was here so that was good. And then I decided to pin the quilt I suddenly decided to make 2 nights ago. So I made it. My happy quilt. Bright and cheerful. And I ran out of pins, so I popped out to the patchwork shop which is always a mistake. Sigh.
And then I came home, got down on the floor (without a crane) and pinned it. So it is now waiting to be quilted. And then, because I am nothing if not over the top - I cut, and am in the process of making, another quilt twice the size. It is summer. So why I am making quilts???
I remembered eventually to pace myself, so after sewing up 9 rows of fabric, I went to start watering the garden. Then I stopped here to say hello and after this I will go and sew more rows.
The week has been busy. On Monday, my friend, Nicky, and I took our Mums out to tea in the morning, and that was great. Our local garden centre is excellent for fruit scones and tea. I know. I have been a few times. Actually, quite a lot, I confess. They also have a great butchery and delicatessen and greengrocers. And Jean has popped in for coffee, and so has Julia, and so you see, just add in the exercises, and the garden, and the new quilt(s) and the idea I have for bags for Christmas presents, taking photos and cooking and walks.......
And you will see exactly why I failed miserably on the pacing and relaxation front.

Sigh.

11 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. And I would love to have that tea/coffee shop here! The chairs look so very comfortable!

Now then. Pacing. Doing SOME, not all. One hour of on, fifteen minutes of off. You CAN do this.

Vee said...

Can't wait for you to get a new vacuum. (I'm waiting for a new one, too.)

Your garden looks so lovely. Going out for tea just sounds great. We don't tend to do that here. We drive through a fast food place and request an iced coffee or a "slushy." I'd far prefer a cup of tea seated in pleasant surroundings.

Any more word on when you're off to Switzerland?

lakeviewer said...

I want those roses. What are their names, Linds? If they smell as good as they look, I'll be in heaven.

Morning Glory said...

Linds, your garden and the flowers in it are so beautiful. Feast for the eyes!

Needled Mom said...

The flowers are all lovely, Linds. It does sound as though you are making the most of your summer. When do we get to see the finished quilt/quilts????

The scones sound delightful and what fun it must have been for your mums.

Linda said...

I would love to see the quilts Linds. The garden looks lush and lovely.
I must say though, there was a noticeable lack of relaxing. We're going to have to work on that :-)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

All the pics are gorgeous, but that last one of that blushing rose is my pick of the lot. Ummmmmm......

Quilting in Summer here would be like putting on an overcoat! Hope it's not as hot there as it has been here.

xoxoxo

Kelli said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!

Dawn said...

Oh, my goodness, your roses are fabulous. As well as everything else!

Pacing - not doing well on that, are you?? I keep telling DC to pace himself during this 6-week "furlough" he's on from work - he seems to think he has to do all the yard stuff in one or two weeks!

Take care, dear friend.

Dawn said...

Oh, and yes, the summer is flying by!! The girls start school in just over a month!

Crystal said...

What a gorgeous garden you have! I can see why - it's all the TLC you heap upon it!! It sounds like you are doing lots of living - don't wear yourself out again, okay? What's the news from work? So nice to hear from you again - I love when you post often :)) It's on the relaxing side, right?!