Fall Garden

I started the fall cleanup in the garden today.     Here are the bags of what I did today.

I imagine this is about 1/10 of the total I need to do but good to make a start.

I also got some of my bulbs planted (100 today).     I need to clean up the beds so I can find the spaces where I want to plant them.   Here is a cleaned out bed.

Today I planted Tulips and anemone.  I still have 100 daffodil and 100 crocus to plant.

There are still some things that look good in the garden.   The grasses look great .

Here are a few more pictures (click on the pics to enlarge)

I picked the gourds today as well.

I also bought a few MI grown apples (ran out of steam today but maybe a pie tomorrow)

Teddy is glad I am done because he was tired of supervising.


He is sleeping now……his favorite activity is napping

I am about 1/2 way to my sales goal for the new furnace (thankfully it is still working but on its last legs)
More items added to the 25% off sale in the Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I think I will try to get some more yard work done tomorrow and get the rest of the bulbs planted.

Happy Gardening  and Quilting

Tim

Weekend Update

I made a video of a Wheeler and Wilson W9 sewing machine that I have .      I found an attachment that allows it to use standard singer type feet.

I also added a few more quilts for sale to my etsy site https://timquilts.patternbyetsy.com

https://timquilts.patternbyetsy.com

And I plan to add these tomorrow.

I heard back from my Dr and I have another appointment on Oct 11.    The appointment is to discuss the procedure to remove the stones and add a stent to the blocked duct.     Looking forward to it!

Happy Quilting

Tim

It is hot!

It has been so Hot in Lansing!!  record breaking hot!     hotter than it has been since 1891 but several degrees.  Not quilting or gardening weather!

Here are the last 5 days.

I didn’t catch the highs every day….a few went over 100.

Well I sure hope it goes down soon.   The forecast says Wednesday will go back to normal……that would be a drop of over 30 degrees….and very welcome!

I have not yet heard back from my GI doctor so not sure yet what the plan is for my stomach/abdomen pain yet.    Sure hope they get it together soon!

Meanwhile I am putting quilts on sale 25% off again until the end of Sept.    Here is the Link https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I am also going to add a few more for sale this week after I decide which I can live without LOL   so stay tuned.

and if it cools off I might even be able to get some more quilting done!

Happy Quilting

Tim

update

I finished the bible cover

I can make one for you 🙂   here is the link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/527911147/bible-with-quilted-leather-cover?ref=shop_home_active_7

the one is the link is different but just add a note to seller in the checkout process and I will do the quilting to match your request.

So I went to the hospital and had my Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure.    It looks like a big part of my problem  is stones in the pancreas.   The question is how they will approach getting them out.     It also looks like ulcers are a problem.   I am waiting to hear back from the GI dr and my GP to see what the next step is to get to feeling better.   The good news is I know what is wrong ( and I am not crazy, there really is something up)….the bad part is waiting for a course of action.  Not being able to eat properly and being in constant pain is very draining.

I got this one basted today.

It is pretty big (60 inches wide) and I used 2 layers of batting….it weighs a ton!

I am finishing up a black leather bag for a customer and then I hope I can get outside and take some garden pictures and start fall cleanup…..I am afraid my garden has suffered this year 😦

I bought a new video camera with a better microphone so I will try that out soon (as much as I hater to do it I need to read the manual )

Teddy has his fall allergies and goes to see the vet on Saturday.

Here is a link to the AQS show ….my 2 quilts are included
https://www.facebook.com/AQSonline/posts/10155961622404396?pnref=story

Happy Quilting!

Tim

Hand Quilting

I am working on some hand quilting tonight.    I still remember how even though it has been so long.    Taking it slow to see how my hands hold up but so far so good.    Maybe at this pace I can finish this quilt in another year or two?

here are a few older pictures of it.

I am also working on a Bible cover in leather for a customer

and a leather bag for a customer as well.

Happy Quilting

Tim

a finished quilt.

I finished the birch tree quilt.  I used the new machine to do all the quilting and I think it went pretty well.    It is different than the treadle machines but I think it does a great job.

I added it to my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/listing/555930951/birch-tree-art-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_1

PBS had a Downton Abby marathon on and I am afraid that got more attention than quilting this weekend.    (still watching now )

My Dr.s were able to rearrange schedules and moved my Ultrasonic endoscope to the Sept 16th.   Looking forward to it!

Happy quilting

Tim