After investing in a new hedge trimmer, I *had* to try it out. Plus, I had a hairy abbazabba bush that hadn't been trimmed in quite some time! Did I stop at just that one bush? No! One led to a second, then a third, and next thing I know it's an hour later and 3/4 of the bushes were trimmed. The only reason I stopped was the battery needed recharging.
So, then I pulled the trimmer head off the weedeater with the intention of re-stringing it. Imagine my surprise when there was still string on it! Guess what I did then? Oh yeah, baby! After yanking and yanking and yanking that darn thing, it finally started. I trimmed the entire yard.
Did I stop there? Oh, no. Not me... I was on a roll. I got out the lawnmower (a push mower, btw) and mowed the yard. I was so proud of myself and how the yard looked when I was done!
Here's where my body decided that it didn't like what I did the day before. See, back in my early 20's I injured a muscle in my lower back (by mopping the floor, of all things!). The doctor threatened to put me in the hospital if I didn't go home, take the painkillers, and stay prone for several days. At that time, I literally had to crawl on all fours to go the bathroom... that's how bad it was. It was that same muscle that was hurting on Sunday. Standing and walking wasn't so bad. Going up/down stairs, or getting into or out of a a sitting position was not so fun.
I am feeling much better now. As much as I'd like to have super powers and be Wonder Woman... alas it's not to be. Wonder Woman I am not.
My Dad was pretty proud of himself to pick up some cucumbers from a roadside stand for free. He gave me a few cucumbers and a zucchini. Then he asked me if I wanted more, and that we could take a drive. Apparently, the gardener has a roadside stand with a "Free Vegetables" sign next to the highway a couple of villages from my parent's house. So, I came home with a small bag of cucumbers to make more pickles.
Last week, I mentioned I had a finish. I received word that it arrived at its new home, and the new owner is thrilled with it. You know what that means, don't you? It means I can show it!
Fabric: 22ct Hand-Dyed Hardanger
Fibers: Six Strand Sweets, DMC
Embellishments: Handmade Cording
Over the weekend, I started on Part 5 of Fleurs et Papillons. Here's my progress so far:
Other WIP photos can be seen HERE.
I had another finish over the weekend, but again, I can't show it until it arrives at its new home.
Until next time,