Random Sunday

Crazy Life, Burning Nettle, and Quilting

Crazy Life

Wow. Talk about a crazy month. Sorry I haven’t been around much recently. Betweengirl-2189245_1920 the kidney stone, a vacation to Disney World, and a high level of craziness at work, things just didn’t get done the way I wanted them to get done. I can’t believe it is already the fourth of June! I promise, I will try to be here more often. Thanks to all of you who are sticking with me through the craziness that is my life!

Burning Nettle

Burning nettle, itch weed, burn weed, etc. Whatever you want to call it, I hate the stuff. We have this little patch of brush and weeds under a couple big trees on the corner of our yard. I’m not sure exactly where the property lines fall between us, our neighbors, and the strip of homeowners’ association land. To be honest, I’m not sure I even care. Burning nettles are stinging-nettle-785292_1920prolific in this patch and they keep creeping out into our yard. I don’t know about you, but I don’t care to get into the stuff. I also do not want to deal with my almost five-year-old son if/when he gets into it. So, I put heavy work gloves on and I did some serious weeding back there. I need to find my bigger brush cutter though. There’s a vine thing growing in the scrub that is a pain and too big for the little cutter I had today. Going to take another whirl at the mess later this week.


I went on a girls’ weekend with my mom, sister, and aunt this last weekend. We headed to Hamilton, Missouri. Since I live in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota, you may wonder why we drove that far. Let me tell you, if you are a quilter, Hamilton is a quilter’s fabric-1914031_1920paradise. The Missouri Star Quilt Company single-handedly revived the town of Hamilton. It has grown to include about twelve to fourteen storefronts in the town and is the single largest employer in the county. If you’re looking for something, Missouri Star will have it. Each store is its own category, such as batiks, licensed fabric, florals, etc. We had so much fun there, I can’t wait to go back again. I do need to get the quilt projects done from the stuff I bought this time first.

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