The mitered bag turned out great and is still drying out on the deck - must remember to bring it in before going to bed, rain is predicted and I wouldn't want to dry it twice. It is a large bag, but no huge. Now that it has been shaped and is drying I'm having second thoughts about the handle/straps. I'm thinking I may way to buy leather straps for it, somehow it seems to be screaming I need leather handles. My sister will love it once its completed.
Last night I went to the village shop to knit however this was a peculiar night, no one else showed up. After about an hour I suggested they close and go home early; I'd go home and knit. Wouldn't you know it, as I was leaving I looked back in my rear view mirror and saw another one of our group going into the shop. Being tired and the time already 7:30, I decided I should keep driving.
We had our next door neighbor over for dinner tonight while his wife is visiting her daughter. We grilled steaks bought from a local farm and raised chemical free. The taste was almost as good as Costco's (where we generally buy steaks) but they required a bit more chewing. It makes one realize how adapt we are use to the chemically grown meat. I could get use to the more healthy grown meat without a much effort. For dessert, we had strawberry shortcake, strawberries fresh picked from the garden. They were so good and sweet, plump, and red, and juicy with real whipped cream and a cup of steaming hot coffee.
The vegetable garden is looking wonderful. The potatoes are blooming and the wax beans, butter beans, and peas are coming up. The broccoli is heading nicely and it is ever so good and tender, the turnip greens are producing well and little turnips are already forming underneath the greens. The strawberries are bearing abundantly and tasting wonderful, and the herbs have taken off, along with an ever new crop of weeds.
The iris garden is looking rather sad compared to a week ago. We still have lots of blooms but the old stems need to be cut and put in the compost pile to neaten up the garden. I will try to help DH with that in the morning.
DD is coming at noon to take me for an afternoon at the SPA. Its been a long time since the two of us have had a day at the SPA together so I'm looking forward to it. We use to have lots of fun doing those kinds of things before she became a mother and before I became 'old(?)' and having health problems. We use to spend a whole day shopping or get in the car and take off having a 'Come-What-May Day'. It would always be an adventure and we'd laugh together until our driving would become dangerous. We both miss those good times. Tomorrow is going to be great, just me and my girl. When Dariana is older we'll take her too, she already loves having 'Girl Days'.
Look at some of our late blooming iris.
Historic Tall Bearded Iris 'Wabash" probably my most favorite of all iris new or old. See the thin white rim around the falls? This becomes fluoresce about dusk each evening, I never get tired of looking at it.