Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How many days ?

The weather gal this morning said that we have had 18 days over 110 and today will be 19...so more of the same. Simply put,  hot. I got a late start with my chores today, getting up lazy with the temps in the mid 80s to start the mornings. I did manage to do2 laundries. Of course there are same ones, but still 2 done. I also worked in here
the craft closet. There is only so much to toss out...at this time. Every so often I pick a file or two and look to see if I will ever do what is in there. If not out, out it goes. I also label/re-label so I can presumably find things. Enough of the closet this week. Twice in here is about all I can do. I started another punch needle....
My friend Lil gifted the pattern to me from her stash. I admired the one she made.  Yesterday I ordered the Morgan hoop set for punch needle from Amazon. It seems that several gals like using it so I thought I would give it a go. This way my left hand should not get so sore holding griping the frame for dear life. It should arrive by Monday.  It is the 7/10 inch size.  I bet you are saying, "why is she starting another when she has finishing to do". Well, I did ask myself that question but since I did not get an answer I went ahead and starting punching. I mentioned before that Mr H has lost several plants in this heat. Now, we have this kind of heat each year, but somehow plants are not doing well this year. We have 3...3 9 foot umbrellas shading various areas of the garden but Mr H is really wanting to protect ...
I guess we could buy another umbrella. He said since it hardly rains this will do! Our entire backyard is in sun all day. I will say he is creative. This are new plants so they really hate the sun/heat right now. If they survive, the pot will be covered nicely. I have a couple of errands to do but just can not seem to get the get up and go. Oh I must show you my sweet gran-niece, Natalia Rose
The Brother Alan sent it to me yesterday...she is wearing the apron I made for her. I am so happy that my niece Elyssa has her wear it....look at that precious face.  She looks like her dad mostly, but when I saw this, Natalia does have her mom's looks too.  Two pretty special people to Mr H and me. Long distance love. Well, I must have another cup of coffee....it has been 4 hours since my last cup. I am going to have a talk with me, myself and I about getting those errands done. But I am not promising anything! I hope I did not annoy you with the pictures today and my seemingly rambling, but I am glad you stopped by. Than you for your friendship and your kind words. Hope you have a lovely day.

7 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I cannot imagine those temperatures! But then we had them when we lived in the Far East and I remember how cold the English summer seemed when we came back. I suppose you get used to it, even if the plants don't. Well done to Mr. H for trying more than just cacti!

Your little niece is so sweet, especially in the apron you made for her.

Julie said...

What a sweetheart she is, the apron looks delightful

krayolakris said...

Umbrellas..brilliant idea! I must try it! Pace yourself...don't overdo in this heat!

Tiffstitch said...

In this heat you have to stick with what you like, so a new start sounds ideal. Plus you did all that work in the craft closet. :)

butterfly said...


Far to HOT for me but I would like to see the sun again at sometime this Summer !

What a sweetie and your apron looks lovely too.

Vicki said...

The monsoon has sure been a bust so far this summer. I hope we get some rain soon! Just hang in there Gracie, it'll cool down... in October! Your grandniece is adorable.

Kaisievic said...

Your grand niece looks adorable in the apron you made for her. Did you get your errands done?