It's been a crazy couple of weeks here at The Painted Quilt and even amidst all the upheaval, I did manage to squeeze in some sewing.
I purchased a kit several years ago and had forgotten all about it until I started to rummage through some of the bins that I have piled in my studio closet. When I came across it, I immediately decided that it would be my next project.
I loved it then and still do now.
My plans are to add another border with machine appliquéd vines, leaves and flowers not only to make it a little larger but also to add some texture and interest. I'll start on those the next time I'm at Debra's.
My friend Debra and I try to get together at least a couple of times a week to sew and here she is sewing on the binding on one of her pastel quilts that she will be selling in her shop.
Debra works full time as a paramedic but she also has a home-based shop where she sells her quilts. She is by far the most prolific and talented quilter I know and if you'd like some inspiration, click HERE to see some of the quilts that she has for sale in her Etsy shop.
Beautiful work, huh?
I mentioned upheaval.
When we bought our house here in Nova Scotia almost three years ago, we found out shortly after moving in that our drilled well had a very slow recovery rate and as a result, had to be very prudent with our water consumption which was the absolute pits. About a month ago Mr. PQ and I decided that it was time to bite the bullet, pay the money and have a new one drilled.
First the heavy machinery arrived...
and soon after, the drilling started.
We now have a 360' deep artesian well with enough water to supply the street!
However, the mess from the excavation will take us this summer and next to repair. My poor flower beds. *sigh*
But on the brighter side, we now have a decent water supply!