Saturday, July 9, 2016

Anybody home????

Well I certainly have not been home much this week, run run run... and I don't have much to show for all that running around except for these....

another pair of Frankensocks!

These are mostly Opal leftovers with some Fabel  scraps here and there... I am particularly fond of the stripe-y parts that are checkerboard-y... like the red part on the foot of the right sock. I love when Opal sock yarn knits up that way.

It was a week for getting guilt projects moved on... I took 3 quilt tops to  Terry yesterday and picked up two quilts... a very good to get them bound. I finished up the triplicate paper work for my younger son's disability request... finally got some stuff returned that has been sitting in my bedroom for week... fixed two pairs of cargo pants...and got some cross stitching done... I 'll show that tomorrow.

I'm hoping that next week has more time at home. Like I said I have 2 BIG quilts that need to be bound and I'm still dragging my feet to spread mulch on the front side of the house... I've been waiting for the weather to cool down and when it has been cooler it has been pouring down rain. And speaking of rain...since I don't have much else to say right now... the rain beat the carp out of my rose bushes. My pretty peach one is just about bare... it does have the signs of new growth and buds but it it is a sad little rose bush at the moment... and the yellow leaves, black spot and Japanese beetles didn't help either. I think I've sprayed that poor bush with something almost every day... ok not every day ... but every other day. And I had another visit from the local deer herd... this time they found my daylilies  and the tall phlox to be the tasty.... damn deer!  I'm still happy playing with my flowers. I picked up a $2.49 marked down coneflower plant in the most lovely shade of orange the other day and it seems to be doing nicely. But one of the pots by  my garage got super waterlogged and the orange petunias are looking puny. I went out and turned the pot on it's side to let some water drain out of it. It is a tall pot and I had put in one of those flat circles that make the depth less so you don't have to use as much potting soil. I think at the end of the season I'll drill a hole in the bottom ... can't hurt.

And I will stop rambling... sorry... this is what happens when I don't have a lot of pictures... tomorrow should be better... I do have cross stitch to show.

happy knitting and  stitching-
carol fun


  1. Very cute socks! I just hate to hear about the deer. Every time I see one in this neighborhood I just cringe! Some people like them but obviously those people don't love their flowers!!!! So sorry about the rose. I have pretty much given up on them due to black spot.Our springs are so damp. The roses have it before you even see a flower. I am looking forward to seeing your stitching tomorrow!

  2. Your socks are wonderful! Love the scrappiness. Deer are eating the plants in my pots and garden. It's like I put out a buffet dinner for them. 😬

  3. Nice socks! Very cool pattern in the end and I hope your flowers continue to thrive and recover from the deer.

  4. I feel your deer pain Carol. We have a female we've named Finn who has destroyed all the hostas and fuchsias in the front flowerbeds. Hopefully be the end of the summer the deer fence will be in place and at least the plants in the front of the house will be safe.

  5. Best lefover socks I ever saw!!
    :-) Petra


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