This morning I am in what can only be best described as a “Benedryl Coma.”
What was barely starting to leaf out when I arrived last Tuesday evening has gone into full leaf emergence mode.
Oh, the pollen! Oh, the allergies! Oh, how much I love spring more than any other season, in spite of what it does to these eyes of mine.
I don’t need to do any online searching to verify what I already know.
My eyes are the first thing to tell me that pollen levels are high. Itchy, gritty, watery, sticky and burning.
Out come the antihistamine eye drops, the allegra tablets in the morning, the itch relief eye drops for intermittent use, and last night – as a last resort, a benedryl chaser before bed time.
30 day tracking ---
Those last 5 in a row dots at the far right? That’s the past 5 days on the mountain. We’ve had some rain over night, so this morning our levels have dropped. THANK YOU!!
It’s a minor inconvenience for a beautiful spring. I know that, but when my eyes are so affected, the last thing I really want to do is sit at a sewing machine. I have not accomplished as much as I had hoped to this visit. But then some down time to simply enjoy my surroundings, allergies and all - has also been worth it.
Bushes are blooming!
We aren’t sure if this is a lilac or a butterfly bush. These blooms started in the past couple of days. They have no fragrance. This whole hedge lines our parking area, and it is beautiful.
The Rhododendrons are about to pop with blooms, but I’ll likely miss them. Maybe not. We will see. I’ve enjoyed seeingthe couple of dogwoods at the edge of our yard. It’s likely that they will be done blooming by the time I get back up here as well.
We’ll see you NEXT spring, dogwoods!
Wildflowers in the lawn.
These can also stay. with the rain overnight, things are too wet to mow. And I’m not the only one with the allergy eyes. But aren’t these delicate little blooms just precious?
There’s been a whole lot of this happening.
Truss building for the roofline of the shed.
A lot of hard work in one pile of trusses.
With the rain due overnight, everything has been tarped over and is at a standstill until our next visit up here.
My hopes are that pollen season will be well on its way out the door by the time I come back up.
Evening binding time.
I have turned the 4th corner and am headed up the last side on the binding of Straits of Mackinac. After that, it’s only the hanging sleeve and label left. Nearly there now.
And if I can’t see to sew today, while the rain gently falls outside I just might find myself doing some daytime stitching to get this done before heading home later this afternoon.
For those asking about Quilt-Cam, I’m thinking Wednesday evening at 8pm Eastern will work really well. We’ll see you first on Facebook Live, and then it will be embedded here on the blog for Thursday morning’s blog post.
I’m headed up to Manassas, VA on Friday!
For those in the Manassas, Virginia area or close enough to drive in - I'd love to see you in my Pfeffernusse and Moth in the Window workshops May 5th and 6th sponsored by the Stone House quilt Guild of Manassas! We will be meeting at the Hampton Inn at Manassas. There are just a few openings left, so please contact Beth Flores at email@example.com. Come sew with me! ❤ . . . . #quilt #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltguild #quiltworkshop #quiltntravel #seeyousoon
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For those who missed my PS from yesterday – this is a heads up to those in the Manassas, VA area or those close enough to drive on in. I was notified yesterday that there are still a few openings in my Pfeffernusse and Moth in the Window workshops sponsored by the Stone House Quilt Guild this coming weekend. Our workshops are being held at the Hampton Inn in Manassas. Convenient because I am staying there, too!
For more info contact Beth Flores I hope to see you there!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Let your first thoughts about yourself today be kind and encouraging!
Vintage basket quilt top with signatures machine quilted by Allison Bayer, shared during my recent trip to Texas.
Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!