Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Which Came First?

The


Tea towel #2...

or the




No further comments on the above (grin) because it's a detail shot from my current WIP  for the 15 x 15 Group.  Our theme is "Circles"...and the full reveal will be at month end.  (To date, the applique is all finished, and I'm preparing to sandwich and quilt.)

Also going on inside the sewdio (because it's 27 C in the strong late afternoon sun and too hot in the Outdoor Studio) is some sashing and quilt assembly.  I have in mind to assemble 3 tops -- from those 3 sets (12 blocks each) of "Blocks of the Month" I couldn't use for the Syrian refugee quiltlets -- in case a collection gets started for the now-homeless from Fort McMurray's fires.  

This is an event of historic proportions for Canada...largest evacuation ever -- 88,000 people as of 11 a.m. today.  Temps up there hit 32.5 C today, with a nominal dew point (amount of moisture in the air) and the winds have been picking up.  Temps may cool off overnight but there's no rain in the forecast for at least a week.

Photo credit: Holly Ayearst on Twitter
copied from The Weather Network.

The aftermath...is pretty much incomprehensible right now.  So...I'm quilting, with prayers in every stitch.  I want to be ready with a little bit of comfort when the time comes...

And linking in to The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.  Maybe some of y'all are quilting for Fort "Mac" too?

5 comments:

Kathie Briggs said...

Margaret I've been reading about the fire. So many people losing their homes and their jobs. I pray they stay safe. And the firefighters too. Its so dangerous.

elle said...

I am having a hard time to wrap my mind around the immensity of this fire. So sad.

Jo Ferguson said...

I agree with Elle. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the immensity of the fire and loss. Praying for rain and everyone's safety.

Linda A. Miller said...

Keep on stitching... such an immense loss with these fires.

Judy Warner said...

Have been following the fire news - cannot really grasp the size of it. Keep those prayers flowing!