Finish Strong

We got off to another great start…coffee and more food! Today we had Spinach quiche for breakfast. The girls really liked it, I thought it was a little tart, they said that it was from the favor of the cottage cheese.

Spinach quiche

Spinach quiche

the quiche

the quiche

Cathy had to leave early but I got a picture of her finished Arkansas Crossroads. It turned out really cute; she was in our 4-patch swap. Cheryl and Brenda stayed and worked to about noon. We really had a great time, thanks for coming – I sure enjoyed hosting!

Cathy and her Arkansas Crossroads

Cathy and her Arkansas Crossroads

I got all of my Lincoln’s watch light and dark reds sewed together in sets of 2, now I just need to sew them to make sets of 4, then next is sets of 8.

medium and darks

medium and darks

light and darks all sorted and ready for quick sewing

light and darks all sorted and ready for quick sewing

David came home and we started getting the house back together and he had the idea to go to Mom and Dad’s to begin working or cleaning up their driveway and some flowerbed work. The plan was to work a couple of hours in the driveway and I was going to go inside and work on my Flourishes blocks. I tried calling mom on the way over, but no answer. I walked up to go inside as David begins to work and I decided it would be better if I helped him, so I put my stuff down and off to work I go!

We got started about 1:30 and I began raking leaves and pulling vines and David started with the glorious Weedeater. I got a lot done and some of those vines I was pulling on was poison ivy or something. It began itching, but I didn’t scratch it. I think we were there at least an hour before Mom came out and saw us working. She was really surprised and glad to see us; she went in the house and woke up Dad. I told David that the Quilt Fairies came and worked in the air-conditioned house and that was a lot better than being a HOT Yard Fairy. Mom thought I looked awful and I did!

Dad suggested I put hand sanitizer on my rash and it seemed to have worked.

We headed home about 4:30, both of us very dirty and David was drenched and I was pretty sweaty myself and with usual RED face! Result: one very clean driveway, the ditch drain is clear and one flowerbed is clean. It looks so much better, however it would not have taken very much for it to look better. As we were working, I wished I had brought the camera to take a few photos of before and after – but no camera.

I sure am tired and backside is already sore from working in the flowerbeds. I do want to say a huge thanks to my dear husband, David for all of his HARD work and sweat; he did a wonderful job and is always so willing to do for others.

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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2 Responses to Finish Strong

  1. I’m glad you had a fun retreat. The Arkansas Crossroads looks fresh and fun, and easy, too! Cheers to your sweet husband for all his hard work. You are blessed, indeed.

  2. cathycarnew says:

    Ronda, the retreat was wonderful, although I really didn’t need to eat all that food right before Casey’s wedding. Oh well! Maybe God thinks I need the strength to get through next weekend. Thank you for everything. I’m really looking forward to starting my Cynthia England pattern you gave me. Also thanks to David for his help with my pot rack. Looks great! See you soon.

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