It has been a very hot, dry and windy summer…ripe for wildfires…and indeed, we have them raging in my home state of Washington, as well as Oregon and California. So when I am home from the day job, I am attempting to keep some green space around my home.
I have great water, but it comes from a gravity fed spring, so I am limited to how long, and how much, I can water the gardens at any one time. I am losing the battle for the green space. Fortunately, there are no wildfires close by.
I am blessed.
We did get a brief respite from a cool down and storm. Unfortunately, this storm was particularly vicious. There are downed trees everywhere, and it left thousands of people without power, water, and, in many cases, without a place to live since the trees smashed their homes. My father is one of those without power and water, but he is coping well.
Again, I am blessed.
What angers me is that these people who have lost so much because of natural disasters are now being preyed upon by looters. I look forward to the Lord’s justice in dealing with these heartless and selfish crooks!
I bet you don’t remember this:
I made a stencil of words and painted it:
Seemed fitting for kittens:
Then the little project sat.
I have finally sandwiched it and finished it.
I was going to use free motion quilting and outline the kittens’ bodies…sort of a ghost effect. Once I sandwiched it, and quilted it, however, I didn’t like it.
My next thought was to paint the bodies. I should’ve stopped thinking and followed through on that idea.
Instead, I decided to thread paint the bodies. Now I know about stabilizers (I’ve thread painted before), but this was already sandwiched and quilted. And, yes, I know that I still could have used a water-soluble stabilizer. If I had any. I didn’t. And if I wanted to wait to finish. I didn’t.
Ha! My little quilt (about 8″ x 11″) shrunk up like a roasted marshmallow! I had to steam the snot out of it to get it to lie flat again!
I’m done. Maybe a granddaughter will want this one. Or I will be an anonymous giver to a quilting buddy. Heh, heh!
On to the next UFO.