As a rule, I haven't enjoyed holiday weekends since my husband passed and my children moved out on their own so it's important to go into those weekends with a plan.
This past weekend was Labor Day here in the USA and the plan revolved around getting this quilt (Smitten by Lucy Carson Kingwell) ready to layer.
Today it gets layered and then the hemming and hawing about how to quilt it can begin!?!
I love looking at it, so I left it hanging out on the clothesline with the sheets for a bit just to enjoy the view.
I even contemplated mounting it on the side of the newly painted garage for some photos.
That was one of my other weekend goals -- to get this side of the garage painted before the weather turned hot and rainy this week as is forecast.
Definitely out of my comfort zone -- the painting part is okay but there was lots of self-talk going on concerning that ladder stretched out into the peak of the wall.
The building is reputed to have started life as the cow shed circa 1915 when the "neighborhood" was likely a pasture behind us. There's a door at the back corner, long nailed shut, which would have given easy access to a pasture and an old diagonal "scar" along the front corner where a small structure was removed -- chicken coop or wood shed?
I've had the rest of the building sided with vinyl to make it easier to maintain and improve the neighbors' views but I love the visual history of this side and so will continue to keep it painted -- though I won't be the one painting it next time!!
I like the idea of organizing a photo backdrop there -- have to think about that!!
And just to keep things interesting, I'm working on making the transition from tri-focals (which I've worn for 30 years to two pairs of bi-focals?!? I can see the targets better with both pairs of glasses and I think the challenge of keeping track of both pair will be a good mental workout for me -- memory improvement -- where did I leave the reading pair?
Such a goofy selfie!!
Time to layer!! Think I might do a couple of them while I'm in the mode!!