These are the last of the zinnias for the year. They have been beautiful, in fact so beautiful that I really almost didn't care that they completely outgrew the snaps and I haven't seen a snapdragon since June. The lesson is to put the zinnias behind the snaps, not in with the snaps... I tried to dry them and they rotted so I'm not putting zinnias on a wreath for the front door, but they have been very prolific all summer. I have probably picked 30 or more bouquets in the last 4 months. I have given them to friends, neighbors, co-workers, the kids, and had them in the kitchen all summer.
I am quilting, I am weaving, and we are going north this weekend to take Chrissy to dinner for her birthday. This little house project is something that I did tonight because the big project is going hmmm...okay, but it's not exactly what I wanted, though it looks great, because I am finally getting better at piecing...pinning is the not so secret, secret and because it takes longer, I was reluctant, but it works, so now I'm a convert...however the big project is a secret so I'm not sharing yet. The little houses are just for fun. I think I'm going to make a village, maybe with trees and a dog or two. The weaving is going pretty well, but I'm not going to be happy that I am putting all this work into acrylic yarn. I decided to weave a baby blanket. Now you would be asking yourself, why would she do that? No idea, but the acrylic has been purchased, because it doesn't shrink and it washes well.... and the loom is almost warped so in a couple weeks, I'll have a baby blanket with huck lace blocks interwoven with plain weave. It should look very cool, but I really have no idea what I'm going to do with it. This weekend, H, the dogs, and I are leaving Friday morning to go up north for a couple days. I am using Chrissy as a way to get away from the house and not think about having to wash the windows. I hate dirty windows, I also hate washing windows, but I really hate laying in bed on a Sat morning thinking about washing windows, so it's on the list soon.