Yesterday I played with sharp tools all day! Not long ago I noticed our box hedge in back was all of a sudden out of hand! Bits of it were leaning over from too much weight, and some spots were higher than others. How did this happen? I walk past it every day but didn't notice - nor did the realtor! So Mr. Squash and I armed ourselves with the electric trimmer, a rake and a blower and went to work! I was the official trimmer, and I must say it turned out quite nicely! It isn't as even as I'd like, but it does have character. Mr. Squash raked the leaves and blew them off the driveway - what was left he blew into the grass so the gardener could crunch it up with the mower today.
Then I went inside and began to play with some 60 degree diamonds. Using another sharp tool - my rotary cutter - they first looked like this.
Then progressed to this:
Here is where I stopped when it was time for dinner. I wonder what this will turn into? Only my Christmas in July swap partner will know first!
Saturday I started pulling all my patterns out of the 56 drawer chest. We're going to move it over to the Squash House later this month. I found 18 patterns varying from miscellaneous clothing, to small gift items, to quilts large and small that I will never make. I've decided to give them away throughout the week. So stay tuned for the first batch tomorrow.