Tuesday, July 28, 2009

what i did on my summer weekend

this is what we bought with our tickets they call it winning - and i guess it is if you don't count all the gazillion dollars that we spent on various stuff that yielded "bonus" tickets at the TQS auction on saturday ... it is a lunch tote, complete with a cloth napkin and nice little pockets for silverware and my best guess is that it is now worth about $200 and a lot of aggravation from a fellow quilter who was just a wee bit mean-spirited ... i have the pattern somewhere upstairs but this one is already put together and i really like the colors ... i worked on the bat blocks and i actually finished the BOM block that is due this coming saturday...
...this is the first summer squash - it was deee-licious ... it has been followed by three more about the same size - not enough to make bread (yet) but Mr. Husker gave me a big honkin' zucchini from his garden when we visited on saturday - so i have a date with the Cuisinart...
...two weeks ago Gumdrop was stung when she walked in the door - there was a wasp on her foot and it decided to take a chomp of her ... and then i was stung one morning last week and found (GASP) a nest under a plant stand about a foot away from the front door ... that thing was HUGE - the size of a mixing bowl! it's amazing that all of us weren't stung by warrior wasps ... they were really, really mad at me when i started moving things away from the area so i could destroy their nest ... by then it was the middle of the morning and ALL of them were awake and ANGRY ... so i did what i do when i wuss out - i called an exterminator to send a guy out with a big old pole and a can of high-velocity poison ... he was not a small man - and he could move very, very fast ... he didn't get stung ... but he used up an entire super-sized can of spray killing those little buggers ... the nest was gross and i did NOT take any pictures of it...
...i did, however, take a picture of the broken handle from the downstairs toilet - a home repair i actually know how to do and was prepared for ... plastic handles don't last very long and i already had a nice metal one ready for when it broke...
...and so ... not much on the quilting front, but the wasps are gone and the toilet flushes and the grass is neat and trim and the house is clean enough and the block that had to be done is

1 comment:

mamaspark said...

Sweet lunch tote! I wish I had some squash, *sigh*.