Sunday, June 7, 2020

2020 Project 365 – Week Twenty-three

For some reason, today, I am feeling more hopeful about the direction the country is moving in. Maybe I’m delusional. That doesn’t mean that I don’t intend to continue to do the work to help dismantle racism (once I figure out what my piece of that work is).  For now, let’s see what else happened this week. For example, this is the week that I finished the blanket I’ve been working on. I was about to say that now you will have seen the end of it, but I took pictures of it today in its new home, so you’ll see those next week.
Sunday, May 31st                                                           
I love this picture of Peaches the Rose – you can see all the different stages of her flowers, from peach bud to blowsy lady.

I called this the Banana Bread of Doom. I accidentally used ¾ tablespoon of salt instead of ¾ teaspoon. You wouldn’t think it would make that much of a difference, but reader: it does. I made some caramel sauce later in the week to see if I could trick myself into thinking I was eating some sort of salted caramel dessert, but it only sort of worked.

THE LAST SQUARE (of this particular blanket).

Monday, June 1st                          
Daylily at Dr. M’s dad’s house.

Tuesday, June 2nd                                                               
Salad in a jar. It had leftover homemade pulled chicken bbq in it and it was GOOD.

Wednesday, June 3rd                                                         
I took just a few grapes to work for a snack. Heh.

We have these very interesting flowers growing by the building I work in. What are they?

Dr. M grilled some corn so we could have Mexican street corn again. It’s my new favorite thing.

Thursday, June 4th       
We haven’t really been wearing masks at work – just trying to not be in each other’s space. But, my office is kind of small, and when I meet with employees I have to spend time closer than 6 feet (especially if we’re going over paperwork), so I decided that I needed to be a better citizen by wearing a mask.

Friday, June 5th                                                                    
Time to add all of these squares to this monster!

Both geraniums are now blooming and seem to be very happy out on the deck.

Saturday, June 6th                 
Ta da! I really struggled to get a good picture (the blanket is almost 7.5 feet square). I’m including the video because I think it does a little better job. The recipients (Daddy & Sue) seemed VERY appreciative when I delivered it today. It was a really fun project, but I’m glad to get it out of our living room. Ha! People keep asking how long it took to make. It's hard to tell because the original 24 squares were done over the course of a year (a new pattern was released every two weeks). But I estimate that I spent about 3-4 hours on each of the 36 squares. The joining itself didn't take that long, but maybe add another 2-3 hours for that? So, somewhere in the (very broad) range of 100 to 150 hours?

Our Mistfits box had an English cucumber in it today, so Dr. M made cucumber tomato salad. It was really yummy!

I am getting ready to work on my May book review post, but expect that I might post some more information about the Black Lives movement at some point. Dr. M has been doing some good writing on Facebook, so I might steal from him. Something for you guys to look forward to!


  1. Hopefully, we've reached a tipping point and will begin the trip back to sanity. It's a long road though and the bad guys love dirty tricks.

  2. Beautiful bedspread! And I like your custom tag, too.

    Those geraniums look so healthy and happy. They're really flourishing there on your deck.

  3. Peaches-the-Rose is gorgeous, and the geraniums so full and beautiful. Is one of them Rita?
    The crocheted coverlet is stunning. A sampler, right? No squares alike?

  4. That's an amazing blanket. You should be so proud of that! Bravo!

    Your yellow flower is a hypericum. St John's Wort is also a type of hypericum. If you ever get blue you can boil it up and make tea. (KIDDING!)

    I always love seeing the geraniums (yours AND ours!) flourishing at this time of year.

  5. Your blanket/cover is utterly amazing. On the bed, the patterns just leap out at me. That is a work of love.

    Throw the salty banana bread out! It will forever tarnish your skill as a baker.

    I really enjoyed seeing your week in bits. Very clever!

  6. very pretty rose and love the blanket!

  7. Those grapes look delicious and that quilt is humongous and a work of art.

  8. I don't know what's happened, but I haven't gotten an email notification of at least four or five posts. So, no -- I haven't been neglecting you. I thought you weren't posting. I resubscribed through my RSS feed reader, so if I can remember to go over there and check, all will be well!

    That bed covering is gorgeous! It's the sort of thing that never could be purchased in a store -- it's a true heirloom.

  9. Well, all I can say is everything at your house is beautiful! I love the blanket. What a talented lady you are!


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