Yesterday began, as my Saturdays do, with quilty goodness. I started sewing strips to squares for the back of the last quilt I showed you. I got about half way done. I also took a few minutes to sketch out my basic plan, lest I forget what I’m doing.Â It’s not exactly a beautiful picture, and probably not clear to anyone but me, but I understand it, and it’s safely tucked under the ironing pad so I can reference it later.Â When I get to the machine again, I’ll need to cut more strips.Â I can usually squeeze that type of thing in during week nights, so when next Saturday rolls around, I should be able to just sit down and sew.
Next on the project list was gardening.Â The last of my indoor starts went in the dirt, including the okra you see on the right.Â The peas were directly seeded three weeks ago, but they are so pretty, I thought they needed to be memorialized. We’ve got two 4×3 contained beds, a 4×4 plot in the corner of the house, a random mound in the back yard, a patch over the septic tank, and multiple containers, in addition to the two fenced gardens that we haven’t done anything with this year.Â One of my housemates is a plant genius, and she keeps me from disaster by reminding me of things I haven’t considered.Â We are fans of the green and growing things!
This year, I’ve separated the squashes from the tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers, since they overgrew and starved those things of sunlight last year.Â I’ve planted the squash only with trellised beans this season, and we’ll see what happens.
I also did a bit of knitting on the Third Fourth Doctor Scarf, and I’m creeping up on halfway done.Â Of course, now that Sarah lives in North Carolina again, she’ll have little practical use for a huge woolen scarf, but the point of Fourth Doctor Scarves has never been practicality, now has it?Â But I tell you what, once I finish this scarf I’ll be looking for something to knit that isn’t mile after mile of garter stitch.
We ended the evening with Iron Man and popcorn for those that could have it.Â I’ve started on a quest to watch the Marvel Universe movies in story order.Â My track record for watching media is not stellar, but I keep trying, because I like to know what’s going on in conversations and memes.Â True confession: until last night, I didn’t know who Tony Stark was.Â Sigh.Â Yeah, I pretty much live under a pop culture rock.
Here’s a gratuitous picture of my dog being a dog, because he makes me happy with his dogness!