I haven't spent a whole lot of time sewing this year. In fact, I've only finished one quilt thus far, but last week I picked up 5 quilts from Jackie after working at the sale barn:
I'll have to look back, but I think these were all pieced in 2020, 2019, and 2018. I made 4 of the bindings before I handed them off, but it may be a while before they are bound.
The next day (Tuesday) I cooked all day because we were branding (Wednesday) and I had a crew to feed. I set the alarm for 3 a.m. to start breakfast. I made a new recipe for dinner that will be a keeper and Arkansas Possum Pie for dessert:
It was going to be 105° so getting started and finished early was important. Thus dinner was served at 10:30 so it helps to prep as much as possible the day before. Then it was into town for a feed run, oil and filters so DH could change the the oil in our rig, and a barbershop visit.
With the 100+ temps, we've been enjoying a lot of this:
We eat a lot of watermelon around here in the summer and this yellow one will be hard to beat!
Then on Thursday we drove to Lubbock - a 2 1/2 hr trip - to go hat
and boot maker shopping
And then we spent about 3 hours at the Pollard Ford dealership because the starter in our 6 yr-old pickup decided to retire. Sigh. We generally drive our vehicles for about 15 years or more. We take care of them and kind of expect them to last. I guess it could have been worse than $1100.00. We were grateful for fast, friendly service though and met some incredibly kind folks God put in our path before moving along.
I spent much of Friday mowing and weed eating and on Saturday morning DH drove 75 miles for the Safari Club board meeting and summer picnic and some shotgun games. I opted to stay behind. I really felt the need to be domestic. 😉 But I did manage to get the quilts trimmed:
I love hand stitching the binding to the back and I'll get them bound eventually, just don't hold your breath!