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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Last Bento Box fabrics

I was so sure I was going to get the last blocks sewn, but all I did was choose the fabrics and get the strips cut.  Of course that means that I got the fabric out, pressed it, and then cut it, and then put away the excess fabric.

I have heard the way to get the outside covering off the walnuts is to put them on your driveway and drive back and forth over them.  Of course you would only do that on a gravel driveway because of the staining.  I have my own little walnut peelers in the backyard.  They can peel that green outside covering off in just a couple minutes.

I spent some time outside cutting volunteer trees yesterday too.  I have walnut trees and redbud trees coming up all over.  If I don't dig the roots out, they will send another shoot up next year but this year I didn't dig.

The Sandwich Fair started yesterday so I will probably go to it today, senior citizens day, half price entrance fee.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Love the choices of fabrics! We have tons of acorns that regularly drop on our drive and they all get crushed by the car. But no staining. Although, we do have many squirrels to eat them up too. Have fun at the fair!

Sewing Junkie said...

Going to be a nice day to go to the fair. If you have Roundup weed killer if you take and spray it onto a plastic bag with your hand protected on the inside and touch the stem and some of the leaves it will kill the tree and go back to the root. I do this with trees that show up in the middle of a flower. Looks like you are ready to sew when you are up to sitting long enough to get it done. Chris

CharlotteP said...

Great fabrics, Wanda. How do you stop the squirrels getting the nuts too?! We have a hazlenut tree. When we wake to see the tree shaking, we know the nuts are ready - and the squirrels have taken them !

HollyM said...

We have acorns nearby but I've never gotten such a cute picture. I sure love those fabrics!

karenfae said...

I use the weed killer or brush killer and do the same as Sewing Junkie does - spray a little on the tree and it kills it. Sometimes I break part of the top of the tree of first and then spray that part and it does it faster - good idea to spray it on plastic and rub it on the tree for areas that are by other plants I had not thought of that.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cheryl Arkison said...

I have a friend who feeds the squirrels. She goes through so many peanuts that all the shells look like bark mulch down the side of her house! That's one way to avoid landscaping.

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like that squirrel is much more effective at peeling those skins. Can you pay him by the nut?????

Stray Stitches said...

Great selection of fabric! The squirrel sure isn't wasting any time getting into that walnut. I don't have any walnut trees but do have a redbud and know what you mean about those volunteers. Have fun at the Sandwich Fair!

Cathi said...

I love your choice of fabrics!
The squirrel looks very determined to get at that walnut. We've had no squirrels on the roof garden this summer except for one. I watched him approach teh crab apples that have fallen from the trees and was surprised that he wasn't interested.

QuiltNCards said...

Hi Wanda - love your fabrics! I have squirrel trouble too. They ate all my apricots this year, and they love cherries. Is it the fruit or the pit? Anyway, just wondering what is a Sandwich Fair. Is it the name of your county fair? Thanks for your help a few days ago. I think I have that fixed now. Terri

hetty said...

Love those fabrics for your Bento Box! I have no walnuts, but I do have eggplant and tomatoes and they seem to thrive on those - the darn critters!