Today.. the kids finally just left for Grandma's house around 10AM. I get a couple of hours of peace and quiet with no one in the house! I think I will pop out and attempt to reclaim a little bit of the garden area this morning before the feels like is over 100 degrees. I have ignored it since April when it got hot. Yup - I excel at growing weeds and grass! Time to tame it and attempt a fall crop of cooler weather things.... or you know, what I used to grow up in Vermont in the summer!
Saturday was spent tackling the front yard in the morning. I finished weeding some beds that I started a few weeks ago and got out the hedge trimmer and let Aidan play with it. All the front shrubs got a buzz cut and it looks much better now. I just need to go get some flowers to put into the front beds for the fall and winter months... probably tomorrow with the kids. After 3 hours in the heat working..... I was pretty much done for. I did also hit a grocery store, played a family game of Pictionary and then made some Korean Chicken wings -recipe from America's Test Kitchen. I did a double batch... so over an hour working in the dutch oven deep fryer for all the chicken wings and legs in batches. Boy were they yummy and crunchy! I opted out of the drive in last night like I was thinking.... I was tired. I'll try tonight with the kids and will go see Hotel Transylvania 3. They saw it in the theater with Grandma.... the other option on the other screen is Christopher Robin.. which they also saw with Grandma. A late night for them as it doesn't start until 8:20 when it gets dark. Good thing they can sleep in tomorrow.
I got a heart hand quilted this morning while sitting in my recliner. 30 blocks of 63 done. I got the blue one done on the left and moved it to the sunny yellow one for this afternoon. I noticed a heart that needs a little 'fixing' as the applique thread must have been cut somehow. I'll also need to figure out how to do the blocks around the edge.... any ideas? I might just go hoopless on those....?
I also did a pink one in the car line waiting on the kids at school this week. I push the driver seat way back so I can quilt!
Linking up with the other Slow Sunday Stitchers today. Time to throw on some clothes and head out into the heat. Hopefully the bear that had a feast on our garbage last night is long gone... he found the wing tips we cut off for his midnight snack followed up by some girl scout cookies that had gone stale and were in the trash.