Good Late Evening Internet Friends!
One thing you may not know about me is that I LOVE a good summer storm. As a child growing up on the Saskatchewan prairies my bedroom had a dormer window with a bench seat. I loved sitting in that seat looking out through the windows watching the lightning and the rain hitting the windows.
This evening here in Edmonton a summer storm rolled through. Storms here are no comparison to the majestic ones back home, but it was still a good light show.
I worked a bit on one of my Row by Row blocks from last year. I am beginning to think I am doing this wrong. I collect the blocks all summer long from the places that I visit on Summer Vacation. Last year I collected 22 or 23 (I cannot remember now) blocks that I am making into a 2016 Summer Vacation Quilt. Kind of like a fabric scrapbook. Here in my local area though we already have people who have driven to 8 stores and collected their blocks and made a quilt!!!! Seriously.
Last week my neighbour and friend Sharon and I headed out to one of the quilt shops in our area that had a really cute row by row. Within seconds of my getting into the shop I started to itch. My body started to turn red and the further I went into the store the more I scratched and got red. By the time I left my chest was tight and the cough had set in. The block is still sitting in the package because to be honest I am scared to open it. Word on the street is the place has had a flood!!!
"Sew" this evening I made from my last year's Row by Row:
This is part of the bottom portion of the row.
As I was leaving my craft room the ground shook. I looked outside and:
The tree in my neighbours yard has lost MORE of itself!!! This tree seems to fall apart every time we have a wind storm this summer!!! The entire road is filled with a portion of tree that is larger than the 4x4 pick up trucks that line both sides of the street. 😕😕
The storm has settled now it seems so it's off to bed with my knitting for a bit as tomorrow is a complete errand day!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...