Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Where'd June Go?

Holy Cow - I can't believe June is almost over!  It's time to pick strawberries here in Minnesota, so after work today, the English Major and I picked 15 lbs. of them.  Yum!  I'll be making strawberry bread, strawberry jam, and enjoying as many fresh strawberries as I can before I need to freeze some.  

Now that July is looming, the sign-up sheet to work the county fair booth has gone around at work, and has reminded me of last year's NOTE TO SELF to get some tatting entered in the fair.  Last year, there was not one tatted item entered.  As Wanda (tattrldy) said last year, if nothing else I could be preventing tatting classes from being eliminated from the fair altogether. I am going to enter what I can - a doily, a bookmark, and hopefully I can get an edging on something QUICK! (I'm a slow tatter - any suggestions?)   Actually I have a month - but with grad parties, a wedding, sewing projects and the veggie and flower gardens that have an over-abundance of weeds, I will have to get myself organized.  (Not to mention, I do have a full-time job that interferes with these things.)  I have two doilies to post and get some opinions on which one to enter - just have a little to go to finish them and get them blocked first!

And, my 9-patch project is moving along nicely.  In order to keep up with the goal of one 9-patch block per day, I've been doing several at a time because I KNOW I won't get to it every single day.  I am ahead on that project for the moment - I have 42 blocks done and only need 23 as of today.  We'll see how long I can stay ahead.  This scrappy project is giving me thoughts of attempting a crazy quilt with tatted embellishments.  Just a thought at the moment, but on my list of things to do someday.

On with enjoying our short-lived summer here in Minnesota - Art festivals & baseball!  


  1. Glad to hear you're going to try to enter something in the fair. I'm thinking about it too, trying to figure out what to take. I haven't the last several years, but I think it's time I did it again.

    The 9-patch project is looking good. I wish I was that energetic! I'm pretty lazy. I am almost done with my hatband, looking forward to adding it to the hat in the next couple of days - woo hoo!

    Enjoy your summer. It's sounds, with all the things you do, that it will go pretty fast!

  2. Good for you entering tatting in the fair! I have missed the past few years and hope to have something in this one but they've moved the deadline up for registering your entry and you have to pay more if you miss it. Hope I didn't!


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