First - compost. Having grown up in New England and lived in East Texas where you could grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables, I was shocked when I first moved to Florida. The soil is sandy and doesn't provide a lot of nutrition for plants. The climate varies between arid during the cool season from about December through April and goes from desert-like heat with humidity and no rain to monsoons during the hot part of the year.
When I lived in Texas, I had a garden that was 75' x 150' feet and I grew just about all our vegetables. The soil there was red clay and I learned from the locals about composting (we were out in the middle of nowhere and didn't even have trash pick up), so composting was not only a good way to reuse, but also a way to enhance the quality of the produce I grew.
So - here I am in FL and happened to find out that the local government provides free compost bins, so about ten years ago, I started back in. Unfortunately, the bin isn't the best - I really prefer one that can be turned by rolling, this one has to be manually turned, so it gets neglected a lot and it's also not in the best location. It really should have been placed closer to the house so I wouldn't have to go all the way across the yard to use it. Anyway - this morning I turned it because we're supposed to get some rain which will help the composting process along.
Now for quilting - this is a quilting blog after all. This is what I want to accomplish this weekend:
Sew the aqua hushabye blocks together and make the backing- Friday night - 7:15 p.m. - DONE! Make the binding and sew it on the 1800s blended quilt - just machine sew it on - I'll save the hand sewing for picking up here and there.- Friday night - 7:15 p.m. - DONE!
- Pin and maybe even quilt the Bug and the Stacked Drachmae quilts