Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I mentioned that drilling was going to happen at my place when I shared the excavation in this post.

It has begun.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

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Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I had no idea what was coming.

I didn’t know how destructive this process is!  I don’t mind digging in the dirt, but…my, oh my!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I have men folk who can’t be here to enjoy this process, so most of the photos are for them.

Yes, you…Dad, Dan and Chris!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Time out for the beautiful morning view:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The company name for those locals who have asked:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The water truck, steel pipes, pvc liners and extensions.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Fun gauges on the drill truck.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

That is my one remaining pear tree being sprayed with cobble…a mixture of top soil and clay.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I hope it can be rescued after this!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

340 feet deep and we have water.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Floral Reflections

Now that the Let’s Sew quilt is finished, the next project on my Focus 2020 list that I choose to tackle is Floral Reflections.  I talked about this project back in November 2019.

Floral Reflections

There have been several updates since then.

Floral Reflections

I don’t have photos 0f it, but I am currently stitching in the ditch all of the sashing and border seams.  Most of the basting pins are now removed, and the quilt is easier to handle.

I thought that I would be traditional and quilt hanging diamonds, but I have changed my mind.  I am machine quilting, and I don’t want to quilt over the applique, nor do I want to break thread.

Therefore, I will be outline stitching the applique and stitching a filler design in the blocks.

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Let’s Sew Quilt Along Finish!

I can finally put the Let’s Sew quilt project on the finish line!

Woo hoo!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Bulky seams and tension problems created some time with Jack the Ripper, but we worked it out together.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This quilt spent a lot of wait time spread out on the cutting table.

So much time that the Quilt Inspector created her own artsy addition; enough kitty hair to make a carpet overlay.

I guess she assumed ownership and was using the quilt for her mattress.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Then she must have changed her mind about the sleeping arrangement, because she barfed on the quilt (Was I not supposed to tell you that?).

The commercial orange fabric bled when I cleaned up after the Inspector.

These things never happen to anyone else.  Right? 

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This might be my favorite block:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Or maybe this one:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Three blurry close up shots of the boring back:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Partners in Design

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon (Pin Basting)

Let’s Sew Quilt Along Layout 2

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 2

A Stroll in the Garden

Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
-Robyn Nola

Phlox

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Butterflies can’t see their wings.
They can’t see how truly beautiful they are,
but everyone else can.
People are like that as well.
-Unknown

Phlox

How does one become a butterfly?
You have to want to learn to fly so much that you
Are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
-Unknown

Phlox

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.
-Unknown

Phlox

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
-Jeffrey Glassberg

 

Hubby and I depend upon a gravity spring for our water.  This year the spring was not enough for the house and the gardens.  So we decided that it was time to put in a well.

We’ve waited.

And waited.

Finally, this week, this happened:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

There is a stake showing where to drill.  Meanwhile, the excavation had to happen in order to bring in the drilling equipment (not so easy when one lives on the side of a mountain).

Looking down to our driveway (lost one pear, and one apple tree to the excavation):

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Here is a photo from Sept. 15, 2011 :

Home Sweet Home...Looking Towards the Mouth of the Kettle River Emptying into the Columbia River

And April 18, 2015:

Home Sweet Home

And this week:

Home Sweet Home

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Slow Sunday Stitching

I have finished stitching Farm Girl.

Farm Girl

She is washed and pressed.

Farm Girl finishes at 4.5″.

Farm Girl

I need to find a suitable frame and then she will be ready for gifting.

At 7:30 am, it is dark and eerie, and it will stay that way all day.  I live in Washington state, so I am currently living under cover of thick smoke.  There is no going outside, except to work and back.  No work today, so I get to be home all day!  Yay!

Since Farm Girl is finished, I will consider my slow Sunday project to be free motion quilting on the Let’s Sew quilt.  I am certainly slow at it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

But I am making progress!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

And today is a good day to spend quilting!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Are you slow stitching today?  Need inspiration?

Check out the link up at  Slow Sunday Stitching!   There are lots of fun projects by like minded stitchers to see!

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Farm Girl Post 3

Lets Sew Quilt Along Posts

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1