The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4119728
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Sep-21 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Jennie, years ago as a newspaper reporter in a Central Texas county seat I had to write an article about a county-wide quilt show, and I got some great photos. They had a setup that you sometimes see in stores where area rugs hang on rods radiating from a central support. All of these quilts were hanging so you could see them full length and flip through for an amazing sea of color and creativity. I've never pieced anything except small lap quilt type projects, but I have lots of scraps from mask-making and looked up ways to use the "crumbs," as they're called. I'll have to decide if I want to start assembling blocks for a crazy quilt or hand them over to someone who does this as a regular thing. A tailor friend of mine says she gives her scraps to a quilter friend who loves the variety of colors and prints she uses.

I sent a note to my local organic gardening radio program and got an answer for what kind of well-adapted understory shrubs to put in to replace all of the privet I'm removing. He listed a couple of things I should have thought of for myself, and a couple I'm not familiar with. There's also one on his list that I planted in my front yard last fall. My next door neighbor has one of the small trees listed and I might be able to get start one from a cutting.

I've let some yard work slide over the last couple of years because of the knee pain, but surgery in early 2020 set that to rights. Now that the thyroid level is restored I'll be able to enjoy getting out and doing the yard work in this fall's nice temperatures.