My grandfather simply could not have chosen a worse day to plant trees. It was raining in Seattle on Saturday morning, but by the time we got out to our property it was snowing and obviously had been for awhile. By the time we went out to start planting, the snow had turned to rain. A lot of rain.
My grandfather is turning 80 in just over a month, but there he was, out planting 300 douglas fir saplings on his property. Here he is looking a bit like the Gorton's fisherman:
And here's his assistant, Eric. We worked as a team: he did the digging, and I did he planting.
And finally, here's on of the saplings we planted:
Isn't it adorable? I'm looking forward to seeing these trees mature and look back to this day when we planted them as tiny baby trees.
While out at our lake property, I spotted some new goodies I had never seen before. My grandmother had several little birds sitting on the window sill. She told me a friend of hers was trying to get rid of some of her things and my grandmother selected these:
I was so excited to see her new friends, and I'm glad she brought them out to the lake for us all to enjoy.
so, so cute...
Now that the busy weekend is over, I'm looking forward to getting back to some projects. I have been working on a quilt for my friend's two month old daughter. I'm hand stitching the top, so it's a little more time-consuming, but really, I just haven't been steadily working on it. I had some ambitious plans to hand-quilt it too, but I think I'm going to just do it with the machine. I am determined to finish it this week though.
I have finally gotten my studio set up to a point where I am happy with it. I won't say I'm "finished", but I'm really happy with it right now. I'll be sure and show you some pictures this week (probably tomorrow). I'll have to snap some photos before I mess it up again. It never takes too long, does it?
Oh, and by the way, Eric and I tied to win the Oscar contest! That's two years in a row for me...