Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Let Birthday Month Begin
Tomorrow, November 1st, is the beginning of BIRTHDAY MONTH. And this is a really important birthday: I will be turning 70. For that reason I made sure to dress holiday appropriately for Halloween even though I spent most of the day at home. It’s funny how many holiday pieces of clothing I have accumulated over the years. And they never wear out when I only wear them once or twice a year.
The only real sewing I have gotten done this week is to get this chicken appliqued. I still have two to applique and then tomorrow a new one comes out at Fat Cat Patterns. Oh, joy, it is fun with batiks, again.
I know that most people have been glued to the TV watching Sandy working her way to the East Coast. As one who has experienced several hurricanes while living in FL, my thoughts and prayers were/are for the people who probably didn’t have any idea what they were in for.
We lived through Erin, Opal, Dennis, Ivan, and Arlene before deciding to leave Florida and return to Alabama. To work through the trauma of the storms and the difficult decision to move I made this:
This is “Flight to Alabama.” At the bottom you can see the sandy beach, water and seagulls under a blue sky. Then, going up, the skies darken and we see the whirling storms. In the quilting are the names of the significant storms that I didn’t want to experience again.
Then the sky lightens again and we see the clay colored soil, the trees, and the path through the trees to my swing, all on our 5 acres in AL.
All of the above is leading to my idea for a quilt: Tracking Sandy. Both because I relived my own hurricane experiences while watching this and because our youngest son and his wife live in MD (and are all right) it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this on our TV. I am still thinking on this idea but don’t be surprised if it shows up in fabric sometime.
And now Halloween night is coming to a close and, yippee, tomorrow we wake up to BIRTHDAY MONTH.