Yesterday was dyeing day and for the first time in a very long time I was able to do only dyeing for myself. What a treat!
And what perfect timing! After finishing up that last batch of veterans quilts I wanted to quilt some of my quilts. I got out the stack of tops and realized that I needed a lot of quilt backs. I was able to piece one from fabric that I had on hand but the rest were dyed yesterday. I think I did 7 quilt backs in total and I can't wait to wash them out this afternoon to see how they are going to turn out.
Aside from that my sewing time the last 2 days has been replaced with the dentist (this morning for the last crown) and unplanned yard work.
We had some thunderstorms come through Tuesday evening (while I was at Country School Quilters). Chris was outside watching a "microburst" and half of the limbs of this pine tree were ripped off. He said it was very loud.
We love this tree. It's huge and it completely blocks the view of the house across the street.
Bummer. We debated what to do but we really would like to keep it. So an arborist will be here Monday to see if it can be saved.
Meanwhile there's a lot of cleanup to do. Chris got out the chain saw and chopped it up into manageable pieces as much as he could. Then he left for his fishing trip to the Outer Banks.
It's my job to drag everything across the yard (about 100 feet).
The nice thing about having a big partially wooded lot is that there are plenty of places to dump yard waste. Chris takes them down the hill on this side behind all those trees. I'll only take them to the edge of the mown yard. The rest belongs to the snakes and I've promised them that I will not disturb them. I'm leaving the pile here and he'll take care of the rest.
It's not all bad news in the yard though. Another iris variety bloomed and I'm excited to find out that I have a white iris. I have a few more plants without blooms so there's the possibility of some other varieties later.
Back to hauling pine limbs!