Technically, I guess with as windy as it is, it might not be considered “calm” right now. But it’s not storming, so in that sense, maybe it is “calm”. We’ve got more storms coming this afternoon/evening. Hopefully they won’t be as fierce as yesterday’s storms … there were tornado warnings and sightings to the north, but “all” we got here were strong winds, heavy rains and hail … lots of hail. I never saw it hail that long before … thankfully the hail wasn’t very large (although it got larger as it was falling).
This was taken at the very beginning, before much hail had fallen and before the hail stones had gotten bigger. The creek out back was full of running water … under normal conditions, it may have an inch or two of water in it … I wanted to take a picture, but I wasn’t willing to get out in the rain to get a decent photo.
I have to share what DD posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon:
So the sirens go off here, and we dutifully head to the basement. Being the resourceful mom I am, I tell the kids we are going to clean up the family room. I send T#4 up the stairs to put shoes in the hall closet, just at the top of the stairs. She runs back downstairs whimpering, "It almost got me!" DRAMA!
I got several triangles pieced together into blocks … I didn’t count them, but I’m guessing I’ve got maybe 60-70 blocks. I need 256, so you can see that I have a ways to go. I haven’t pressed the blocks open, so I need to do that today so I can share a picture. I’ll be back in the sewing room today, working on my triangle blocks.
I’ve never labeled a quilt of mine … I know, I know. But any quilts that I’ve given away were given to DD and her family … I mean, they know who made them and who they were made for. But it occurred to me as I’m looking at my mom’s quilt, that knowing when and why it was made is as important as knowing who made it … not to mention that if my quilts last long enough (I make them to be used), my great grands (or maybe even great great grands) might not know who made them. After doing some research, I found the perfect labels here! I love that they include some of my most favorite verses of scripture (from 1 Cor. 13) and that they have space for me to provide some details. It will take a little while for them to arrive, but that’s ok, it’s going to take more than a little while for me to piece together the herringbone top and then get it hand quilted. I’ll share a better picture of mine when they arrive.
Hope y’all have a terrific Tuesday!