Here it is Monday morning and it’s all ready time to gather things to take to my brother Frank’s house. Normally we go down and clean on Tues & Fri, but I have doctor’s appointments this week, so had to switch our routine around. I’m really, really hoping I have enough ambition left to cut out a quilt:). Yup, I’m honestly starting again. I do have one quilt to repair that belongs to a friend in Texas, so I may just go ahead and finish that up first. Hope everyone has a great Monday with calm weather and good health.
My Janome Memory Craft 9000 is in the shop to be fixed. It’s the same problem I’ve dealt with over the years and just found out last night that there was a recall when the machine was sold. I talked with the dealer and I was never notified about the recall, so she’s going to try and see what she can do. She’ll call Janome and see if they’ll do anything. If not, it has to be fixed properly this time. In the meantime since I don’t know when I’m going to get it back, my husband bought me the Janome Gold Gem 660. It’s a nice little machine, just has a few extra stitches, which is fine with me, I’ve got plenty on my other one.
Isn’t it cute:)
It’s a little smaller than a standard machine and only weighs I believe 12 pounds. So when I ordered it today I explaned to the gal what was going on and I have two quilts I HAVE to get done by Christmas. She was a doll, she was going to try and get it sent out today, if not first thing in the morning. So I have my fingers crossed I can get it by Monday, one of them. The Gem will be a great backup though. Have a good week all:)
By the way, the Luffa is still green and I have to wait for it to turn yellow to take it off the plant. Then I’ll peel it and clean it real good. It’s not very big, but that’s ok, I got one so I’m not complaining. lol
Good morning:) I’ve been outside taking pictures of my Luffa plants. I decided this year I was going to try my hand at it. Luffa’s are the rough sponges we shower with? I always thought they came from the sea so imagine my surprise to find out they came from a plant. They grown much like a cucumber does, on a long plant that gets about ten feet tall or so. They bloom like a cucumber and then the luffas starts from there. I had one blossom and was really excited until yesterday when I checked on it I saw i’d gotten ants and they pretty well demolished that poor flower. There are several more getting ready to bloom though so maybe, just maybe I’ll get at least a few luffa’s.
This is what the Luffa plant looks like, I have them in containers with large tomato tenders. They’ve gotten quite large in the last couple of weeks, even with our cool summer. Which I’m afraid is going to be a problem for the lufffa’s growth.
That little pointy thing (a little on the blury side is going to be a blossom if all goes well. The luffa’s look like a cucumber when they first start growing but get quite thick and resemble a zucchini more as they get larger. You don’t pick them from the plant until fall when the plant begins to wilt with the fall weather. So since i have them in containers i’m hoping if they need more time to grow I’ll be able to move them into the garage and give the plant a little extra growing time. I HOPE! lol I had these high hopes of having luffa sponges for everyone at Christmas time. Putting together baskets with Gails soaps and lotions, all handmade items. Or homegrown. It can still happen, so time will tell.
Later with any luck I’ll be able to show how you clean them and have sponges:) Have a great day!
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