This week was my week to make dinner for J's house, so I made a lentil soup with sliced hot dogs in it, which was very good, cucumbers in escabeche, and some zombies I had in the freezer. Abby brought some homemade twinkies leftover from her twinkie party. She had even made a vegan twinkie which was pretty darned tasty.
I finally sewed up the apron I cut out weeks ago. Abby chose the fabric she likes for a handbag like the orange one I made for Melissa, so I have to get started on that. I will be interested to sew it on the old Kenmore, back from the shop, since it handles heavy fabrics much better than lame modern machines. Abby took home the skirt and blouse I just finished, reminding me that the Year Of Abby will be drawing to a close very shortly.
Meanwhile, we have been slaving away getting the garden in. WSP built the bean trellis. He made a rectangle out of plumbing pipe, attached four 8-foot legs, and stuck it into the ground. Then we got the very tall, long piece of concrete reinforcing wire, and put it on the ground. WSP was going to use some plier-type tool to bend the wire at every square, but I showed him how you can just step on it to achieve the same result. Pretty soon we were both stomping on the cage-to-be until it was formed into the rectangular giant tomato-cagey thing. Then we got out the ladder, and WSP stood on it while we tried to insert the cage through the top of the bean trellis. It took awhile, but we did it, and now the trellis is ready. It looks much better than the one last year that fell over onto the cucumbers. Also set out the squashes and some basil, and planted lots of onions. WSP still has to dig up the back 40, and I have some winter squashes to put back there, and some tomatoes.
UPDATE: When I was buying those highly expensive bobbins to replace the missing bobbins for the computer Elna, I joked with the shop man that now I would surely find the missing ones, having bought replacements. And sure enough, there the missing box was, in the drawer of the long, long desk where I put them, then forgot them.