Very little sewing
It's been a buys 2 days but there's very little sewing to show for it. All I've gotten done is sewing these pieces together for Summer Sunset. Instead I got the basement put back together and ready for dyeing tomorrow. It's really clean in there for the moment.
I also did my stint at the covid vaccine clinic yesterday. I'll say this for the Chickahominy Health District, they know how to set up an efficient operation. They had people park in particular areas based on their appointment times and then let them in in groups every 15 minutes. I worked registration and no one was waiting in line more than 30 seconds. Then people took their forms and moved to a waiting area to complete their forms. They were seated in order and were taken to the vaccine stations (tables) in the same order. A vaccine table held up a "next" sign and the monitors sent in the next resident. After the vaccine they were given a tag with the time that they could leave and they were sent to a waiting area. They were able to commandeer a vacant grocery store so they had separate entrance and exits, loads of parking and plenty of space to keep people at distance. It's really well done. I expect to be working there every Tuesday for a couple of months.
Our other accomplishment was this. My brother's battery trimmer worked GREAT! Here are the before and after images. I'm completely aware that our results aren't exactly professional but it's good enough for free labor. I do love holly trees. Even I can't kill them.
Next we start cutting some trees and spreading mulch. We have lived here for 20 years and before moving to the "country", I would have never believed how fast trees grow. We didn't cut any trees for about the first 10 years living here but since then things started getting out of control. We have to thin things out before we find ourselves living in a forest.....with forest creatures. I'm not interested in being that close to nature. Everything we cut will be firewood for next winter.
we have trimmed a lot and cut back trees a lot over the 40 years we have been here - when we first moved in the front yard was covered in pine trees and we cut a lot of those down - the back yard had about 4 or 5 hardwoods but the septic tank is back there - we didn't want the roots getting to it so disposed of those too. Mike loves the battery tools but my arms aren't strong enough to hold them long so I have attempted the chain saw and other things other than the small tools
3/10/2021 10:18:16 pm
Those trees really do grow quickly. I have five that need to be taken down, but they will require serious equipment. I am sure I will pay dearly to get them removed.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.