Our internet has been terrible this week which gets frustrating so I haven’t been online that much. Reading an actual book has been enjoyable, I forgot how much I like turning pages in a book.
My Quilt Project
There hasn’t been much quilting this week but I am rewriting a quilt pattern that I wrote for a quilt magazine several years ago. Whenever I do that it means I remake the blocks to test the pattern. I think I’ll end up making a table runner from these blocks. Yep, table runners are still my “go to” quilt project.
Many of you may have heard that on Monday we had a ferocious derecho storm hit Iowa and our town. We were fortunate that the only thing we lost was our new gazebo. Thank goodness Bob had bolted it to the wood deck or I’m sure it would have either hit our house or…..blown away! Our neighbor’s trampoline thankfully hit a tree right by our cars which stopped it from going any further. She ran out in the storm and actually tied it to the tree!
I was so scared we would lose our beautiful trees out front. Trees were down everywhere in town and across Iowa. Over a million people were without power and millions of acres of farmland were destroyed.
Our daughter’s electricity was once again pulled from the house. Fortunately, we only lost our power for a few hours. Kimberly lost power for two days. All week people were without electricity in the surrounding areas. Even our cell phones weren’t working!
I had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday in the Quad Cities and it was so strange to see traffic lights still out and places closed. My nurse said she was still without power at home.
Quilt Projects shared with me
Jeweled Table Runner
Karen shared this beautiful table runner that she made using my Jeweled Table Runner tutorial. It is always so much fun to see the fabrics and colors that other quilters choose!
Barb made a quilt using the River Scrap blocks in reds and blues. She made each block with two or three colors.
Marianne has also been making some River Scraps blocks with a neutral background.
Lynda shared this precious photo of her dog Miss Ellie who recently passed away. Look at those beautiful eyes! We love our pets and try to keep them with us as long as possible don’t we?
This past week as also been stressful for us as the day of the storm we thought Miss Sadie had a seizure. We had been outside and she got excited and started barking at the neighbor dogs and when Bob picked her up to bring her in the house, she started yelping and it looked like she had a seizure and then went limp. We thought she had died.
She recovered and then the next day when she was outside she slumped to the ground and couldn’t get up. Once again we went through the trauma of thinking she was dying. So far she is still here. She doesn’t seem to be in any pain but her breathing is much faster than normal. We are just treasuring each day we have right now.
She looks like a little puppy in this photo, it is hard to believe she is 14.
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