Hope everyone is enjoying a long weekend (well, Colin & Mailing are both working today, but I am not!!).
Saturday was hot from the get-go. Early in the day I got out our ice cream maker and made some lemon-lime sorbet. So refreshing and tart! I love it.
While that was churning away I looked out the window and saw Bambi! Fletch had mentioned seeing a doe for a few mornings, but she comes into our yard around 9 or so when I am already at work. Saturday she hung around for a little while:
Then it was time for me to run a few errands...needed to get to Verizon Wireless (idiots) and Produce Junction. While I was gone Fletch decided to mow the front yard. Unfortunately there was a nest of yellow jackets that he had not seen. He got stung on his left hand a few times:
This was not the worst swelling. It looked horrible. As of this morning (48 hours later), the swelling has come down and he feels fine. I think each time he gets stung his reaction is worse. Next time I'll probably have to get him to the ER or something.
Later in the day I made a cold salad for dinner. Marinated eggplant. I had not made this for a couple of years. It is so good and refreshing on a hot, hot day.
We just had this and some cold chicken for dinner.
We did finally get some much needed thunderstorms around 5 p.m. It really cooled things off and dropped the humidity immediately.
Saturday I devoted to my sampler and I am almost finished stitching Adam & Eve -- picture once they are finished.
Sunday I spent the day knitting on my endless shawl. Good news! I am finally on the last color in this gradient yarn:
I thought I was going to finish last night, but this morning realized I have sufficient yarn for one more 12 row section. I forgot to bind off 7 stitches at the end of the last section, so there will be no "tooth" there, but I'm ok with that. I didn't realize it until 4 rows after the fact and I wasn't about to tink all that! Let's just say this is the way I am personalizing the shawl to make it my own - lol.
Meanwhile, I have some shrimp thawing and will cook them this a.m. for a cold shrimp dinner. I've par-cooked some green beans and will make a salad with those, some tomatoes and a red onion from the garden. I'm also making the ramen noodle & napa cabbage salad that Bonny posted last week. I need to make that because the napa cabbage I bought on Saturday is HUGE and is taking up most of the bottom shelf in my frig!!
Colin is stopping by tonight for dinner and then we are going over to his garden to spread some grass clippings. If it isn't too hot, we'll take a walk.
No plans for tomorrow. Just knitting, stitching and (trying) to stay cool. Hoping to have some knitting and stitching pictures the next time.