This week there has been knitting, sewing, spinning, laundry, dog medicine giving, movie watching, finch visiting, and oh, some shopping.
The knitting on the MS&W Miss Woodhouse Shawlette and a stealth project continues. Miss Woodhouse is just about finished and I added an additional repeat of the first chart.
Sewing of two quilt blocks from the Block of the Month series at Quilter’s Corner in Midlothian. Sweet little 30’s reproduction prints into highly geometric and classic quilt blocks, one a month for a year. Not too much to tackle when I have been out of the quilting game for a while. The 30’s reproductions fabrics are sweet. Mary Had a Little Lamb, Three Bears on the other. Mr. Lady said “those are really pastel-ee for you”. I don’t use these colors much but they are irresistible.
Suzie-dog is sick with some sort of protozoa that she picked up from who knows where, maybe the kennel on one of her nature walks. The vet said maybe she drank bad creek water or ate the wrong thing. $60 and 2 antibiotics and a reluctant doggie. Deli ham makes the pills go down without awareness and she is feeling better. And the p**ps are formed now. Like you needed to hear that.
We watched the new Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett Robin Hood in the theater! $30 for 3 tickets and $8 for a giant bucket of popcorn that made me feel ill even though I shared with Caroline and Mr. Lady. Mr. Lady doesn’t like popcorn but I could live on it I think. Yep, with “butter” (what is that stuff anyway? Gross thought). I hardly ever go to the movies and I want to do it up right so I always seem to over do it. The movie was weird. Good, lots of sword fighting, funny lines, costumes, horses, longbows but not what I was expecting and the theater had a whopping total of 12 people in it on a dreary Saturday afternoon. At $10 a ticket I think I know why. Wait for it on DVD people.
I saw the finch family yesterday and today, the one that made the nest in my wreath. The parents and the 5 babies visited my front porch windows and chirped and sang as I was coming down the stairs yesterday morning. It was nice to see them because they have not been around since the nest emptied out. It has been weeks and the mom is still feeding one of them. I guess he might have been the last to fly out of the nest. After they sat in my windows they flew up to the flag and sat on the pole then flew up into the beech tree. I swear they visit me on purpose just to show off.