Greetings! I am doing a Happy Dance! I finished Alexander Bean Pot designed by Carol Hopkins! I started about a year ago with 16 blocks, then put them in a drawer and it became a UFO! So from the end of August 2019 until yesterday I worked on making an additional 48 blocks and the 9 patch sashings! I am glad that I did have this project to work on while I recuperated from Cataract surgery as it was easier to work on them as I could. There were other issues that delayed my ability to finish earlier, but I have made myself a promise to not look back anymore and go forward (thank you Jaydee!!!!).
So without further ado here he is!
Now for a tree update! We hired someone to prune all of our pine trees. Then we hired a great company to come in and remove dead trees and all the limbs from the pine trees. They both did a wonderful job. Now Clay is left with getting all the leaves up! He uses a Leave Vacuum system which helps him a lot. We are in a serious drought here in our area of South Texas. I believe we have had 5 inches of rain since June or July! It is horrible as we did have some green grass before this drought started. It has been well worth the $$ to have this baby!
These are pictures of the view I enjoy looking at through my Bay windows in our Studio!
You can easily see the damage that was caused by our feeding the Deer. They are now gone to other places to eat. We quit feeding them when they ate our little pine tree that Clay had nurtured and planted in the area so I could look out my windows while sewing. Hopefully if we have a lot of rain in the next 3 months our grass might come back!
Friday we purchased another tree to replace the other one to put on the tree stump where a tree outside my window had to be cut down this week (boo boo) due to the possibility it could fall on our new roof in the Studio. So Clay had them leave about 3 1/2’ of the stump and we placed the new tree on it. I love it!
OH – you want to know what the poles are for? WELL, it is a hot wire to keep any Deer from eating my tree!!!!!
AND we purchased a Bird Bath and placed it where our other tree was located (the one the Deer ate).
I am now putting all my quilting time into catching up Celebrating Brown. I am at the point in my quilt life that if I do not like a block, I will be changing it. I have found one that really needs to be changed. More to come this week as I spend the majority of my day time appliquéing! It would be so wonderful to have all blocks completed by the end of the week as I have one other small project that I want to work on – Hum – maybe I will mix them up rather than sitting all day doing hand work!
So for my Slow Sunday Stitching and other links I am working on Mary Brown!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday