Friday, April 30, 2010
And then the electricity went out...........
What a day yesterday was. It started out good. I received the hand dyed fabric that I won in Vicki Welsh's retirement count down give away, first week drawing. Isn't it beautiful?
Here is a close up shot of one terrific area. Thanks Vicki! I'm going to have fun playing with this.
This is the hand made card that accompanied my gift. She has shown them on her blog but it is so much more beautiful in person. The metallic paint was hard to photograph. It either caught a shine and didn't have color or didn't have enough shine. This is the best photo I got of it.
Then I got a great shot of the ring neck or collared doves that visited my back yard. The redbud trees are dropping their petals.
One of the doves flew up to the tree right outside my kitchen window. I was afraid I would scare it away but he/she just sat there and posed.
I decided to eat lunch early and then go sew the preemie quilts before I took Dad to his Dr. appointments. I just got down to the basement and turned on the TV to listen to the noon news and the electricity went out. It was still out at 2 when I had to leave. I had to disengage the garage door opener and lift my garage door myself. The Dr. appointments took 2 hours and then on to the pharmacy and then I took Dad home. The electricity had come back on while I was gone. I needed to unwind after all of the Dr. speak I listened to so I worked on the Kaffe triangle quilt.
I didn't want to move all of the triangles that I had on the first wall from last week so I brought one of the other walls over and set it at an angle next to the first one. Because of the pipes along the ceiling, I can't get 2 walls side by side in that location. I need to cut some more lighter fabrics to finish the edges. I may do some rearranging on it too. I was able to lose myself in this project and unwind so I could get a good night's sleep.