And Windy has stormy eyes…

Spent some more time mending that old favorite quilt. It’s been very windy and cold here so some afternoon inside time is welcome. I’m applying the repairs on a “what do I think will work here” basis. Not all worn areas get the same treatment. The goal here is to restore the quilt to a condition that will favor continued everyday use. So that means that repairs will be visible, practical, and in some cases whimsical!

In addition, while on an outdoor gardening break, I caught my jeans on something resulting in a large tear about 10 inches long. Into the repair pile they went after a dip into the vat to restore some color to the worn areas. I had a little fun with this repair and applying the same goal as the quilt above, I’m back to wearing them and they feel very sturdy. I have another pair that could use some of this stitchlove as well. The satisfaction I get from doing this keeps me at it.

The garden is sprouting all kinds of seeds, both wanted and not so wanted. There will be plenty of weeding in my future. The feathery cassia continues to perfume the front walkway and the knife leaf wattle is just starting to bloom with its seemingly millions of tiny bright yellow pompom flowers. I’ll add a photo later when it is fully bloomed out. My onion and garlic patch is doing just fine- I have about 50 garlic and 150 onions planted there. I’m starting to plant seeds for the spring garden but with this colder weather it will take a little extra time for them to germinate. I can wait. Gardening is all about waiting. And watching. And hoping.

The recent wind pretty much tore up the studio shade/rain cover so today’s plan is to get out there before the rain hits and replace it with a used one I found online for $40. The moon was seen through the hole…

And Windy has wings to fly…
Maybe you are too young for this song but we heard this nonstop on Armed Forces Radio in 1967, Yokohama. The Association is worth a few listens …it’s been a while.

12 thoughts on “And Windy has stormy eyes…

    1. shiborigirl Post author

      Also, Never My Love, Cherish, and Along Came Sally…haha. Just to stick some other Association tunes in your head.
      And I replaced the cover yesterday but severe rain collapsed the whole thing down onto the work area so today I will have to see if the frame is salvageable…I think it is but will be today’s project.

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  1. vivian383

    I remember that song from way back when , and now it will be in my brain all day today. Thanks for that happy memory! I love your mending , especially on your jeans, it adds such a custom touch.

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  2. Liz A

    that song … all of a sudden I was in my next door neighbor’s kitchen getting ready to run down the cellar stairs … what fun to have that jolt of memory triggered by the mention of a lyric

    love seeing your repairs … and what a wonderful quilt top to wander about

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      there are definitely some interesting fabrics that were used on it. There are a few patches with the 7 dwarves on it! must have been some of the earliest fabrics with Disney characters on it.

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  3. maggiebackman

    Glennis: Tried to send a e mail to you some time ago and it didn’t go through, so answering to your latest post this way. Thank goodness for your posts, that way I can spend some time with you every once in a while. Always enjoy the pictures and your current thoughts. I understand your situation, as well as everyone else in the world, have changed. And the sad news of your loss of your mother and a good friend have made your life a little harder, with the pandemic. I hope you are able to keep your teaching and the business going, we all seem to manage. Hope your family are all ok. Apologize that it has taken so long for me to reconnect with you. Do take care.

    This past few months have been interesting from here. I am struggling with the reality that my new physical limitations are not an easy to learn. My rheumatoid arthritis has hit hard in my knees and despite injections and various medical procedures. I am blessed with readjusting to the reality of a semi disabled future. I am charged with regular physical activities, that have never been my favorite past time. And after 91 years (and 8 years at EH) the various parts of the body are having to be monitored on a regular basis. Yes, they are helping us live longer but at a price (mental and financial). I am my own caregiver in an isolated environment—thank goodness for the all of our nearby family. No one in our family have had the virus (despite two medical workers) and all are making efforts not to do the spreading. We are not allowed to have visitors in the past few months, making our rather dependent lives, just a little harder.

    You know me , I have lately been a ‘spark plug’ for getting our EH audiences to prepare for the coming normal—that will come eventually. This older community is not happy with any type of change and we really can’t make up for the year we have lost. We have very few cases of Covin because they have kept us very isolated but that made us more vulnerable to shut the door and forget the world. This EH community has always relied on busy activities and a wonderful relationships between friends and neighbors. In the meantime, we have a superior staff who have tried their best to fill in for those activities for us. From here, we have our own TV station, senior portal and newspaper that keeps us up to date with current news, regulations and decisions.

    A lot of us have received the vaccine because of our ages but with the new strains arriving from foreign shores, it will always be struggle. I have been able to keep up with everyone in Japan and thea in Sweden. Our local NHK is a life saver to me, technology has saved all of us. Thank goodness for the wonderful transfer of pictures that brighten our days.

    More, maggie

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      so good to hear from you MAggie!! I have sent a few emails your way but hadn’t heard back. will send again and also give you a call- we DO remember how to use the phone-haha. Miss you and good to hear the news from there.

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      We’ve even gotten down to 42 here one night. but usually upper 40’s and low 50’s is the coldest here even during the cold front. and yes- signs of spring everywhere! Tons of rain yesterday and last night.

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