It seems like a really foggy day, but the fatigue, headache and slight nausea tell me otherwise. My lungs are thirsty.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
It's fire season in our area, but never has there been so many spread out across so much land.
Montgomery Woods redwood grove is in the middle of one of the burns. Redwoods are fire resistant but that doesn't mean all the undergrowth in that State Park is.
A friend of mine has a co-worker staying at his house, she had to evacuate her home on the ridge overlooking Montgomery Woods. She got out just before the access road to her house was closed by Fire Fighters.
The air quality in Ukiah Valley is awful. My office mates have said they feel tired, nauseaous, dizzy. Someone commented on all the poison oak that's burning... we're staying indoors with the windows closed. Predicted highs today: 92.
It seems like there might be an analogy here about beauty and destruction coming hand in hand, but I can't bring myself to make it.
I pulled a quilt from the rack in the front room and let myself out on the front porch, curled up in a chair and watched the light display.
It just went on and on and on. I'd heard of colored lightening before, but that night I got to see it, pink and blue and white so bright my eyes involuntarily closed. Frank grabbed a quilt and joined me and we sat and watched the night sky lit with colors.
Rain never came and we eventually became chilled and went inside. But *WoW* The power of God!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
There's a noticable difference between the strength and stability of the new fabrics next to the old. If it was a customer's quilt I'd probably discourage them from trying to do what I'm doing. I'm reminded of the verse in the New Testament that advises against sewing new cloth onto old. But I plan on adding a fresh batt and machine quilting it along the seams to strengthen it. I guess I'm preserving memories as much as anything.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The rest are from the Featured Artist - The Quilt Mavens. Amazing!
Quoting the Mavens: 'Cressida', 2004 was our second collaborative quilt, and proved to both of us that we were totally insane.
Crown of Isis
Jungle Ju Ju
Friday, June 13, 2008
Too many memories to let go...