Sunday, October 28, 2012
Since there is no sure time or known verosity of what storm Sandy will give us in our area, I feel like these characters. Are we coming or going? We are high on the hill and well prepared. Our poor community still is reeling from Irene - most of our town did a 'self-evacuation'. The clouds are thickening and darkening, with a puff of wind starting. So in light of what may come, I am posting a little early and if you do not hear from me in a while, not to worry - they say if the power goes it will ge a LONG time for things to be repaired.
I'll give you some laughter - big, belly size ga-huffs! The FMQ Challenge for October with SewCalGal was the guest - Teri Lucas. We were to try our name and then fill in with various designs and threads. I knew I was in trouble - my handwriting would be analyzed as 'demented'! And everything after that was down hill. I would like to try this again starting with all the other stuff and then add my name in the center - maybe it would work better.
This was the Color Challenge inspiration with Patchworktimes. It was a nice change from all the dark colors with strange combinations. I knew exactly what fabrics to play with, but what to do with them?
Well, I kept it simple - our Quilt Guild will be collecting pillowcases for charity (million pillowcase). So rather than do a lot of cutting/piecing of the fun Berenstain Bears and brights for a quilt, they were made up into cases. I am sure they will be well loved.
The Jelly Roll Challenge piece is a flimsy. I want to order yardage - not available until November - so the final border and backing will have to wait.
I finished up all my BOM, QAL, and on-line challenges for the month - yes, NewFOs too. I am trying to get November swap pieces to the point of just the bindings - so I can get the hand work done while power is gone. I have some other handwork set up, too. And, I have a huge note on the calendar to be sure to draw the name of the 'Wicked' post winner the 30th- so bear with things.
The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills...
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; ... its time of
flowers and even of fruit was over."
- Charlotte Bronte
Everyone be well and safe - thoughts & prayers are with you all