Just a click will enlarge the photos.Another project almost completed. This is "Inga's crocheted granny square bag" and it was a lot of fun to make. The original pattern was in German which made it a little challenging. But, then it was published on the web in English. It wasn't impossible to figure out in German because there were diagrams, but English made it much easier. You can find the pattern at - http://www.stricksucht.de/anleitungen/crochetedbag.pdf
I've been very busy doing some heavy-duty outdoor work in the garden. I managed to get a drainage line put in to drain from the down spout of the house gutters at one corner where the water in the winter was draining at the foundation. It will now drain further away from the house. It is so nice to get projects finished like this when I know that it needs to be done. The flexible drainage pipe lays in a trench under the rock.
By the way, all of that rock I have gathered when I am digging holes in the ground to plant something. I do not think that I will ever run out of rock! When I moved here it was just dirt (I mean mostly rock) next to the house.
The pipe attaches to a rigid drainage line that is under the new section of the sidewalk. The rigid pipe was put under the cement when the cement work was done for the garden shed which sits beside the sidewalk. In the garden shed photo you can see the drainage pipe at the lower right corner (especially when you enlarge the photo).
And then, I had all of these hoses laying across the sidewalk which was certainly a major safety hazard. So, I tunnelled an opening under the cement with a walkway tunnel set that you attach to a water hose. The water pressure forces the tunnel under the sidewalk. Then I inserted a rigid drainage pipe and threaded the hoses through the pipe under the sidewalk at the back of the garden shed. I am thrilled with the outcome. It is so neat, clean and safe.
It has still been quite hot up here in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The evenings are generally nice and cool. I think it's time for a nice cool glass of wine!
I never have an idle day,
New ideas come my way.
Don't know yet what I'll create,
But my imagination's great.
- - - -Anoyomous
WISHING YOU A FABULOUS SUMMER EVENING.