Today, most everything was closed down, but again, my husband drove in to work, although he got to come home just after noon. I spent this gloomy day with all the lights on in my sewing room, the iron warming nicely, listening to my most recent book on tape. Right now I'm working through the Inspector Gamache mystery series by Lousie Penny. They are really very good--I highly recommend them.
But as to the real substance of today's post, do you follow Carrie Nelson's blog and if you do, did you see the post she made late last week with all her variations of her Little Bite's pattern, Tidbit, and the framed small quilt? She generously shared the instructions, too! I don't know about you, but I no more than finished reading than I was grabbing my purse, and heading out to find a frame. I found one, too, and it was on sale!
Thursday night I was up in my quilt room, digging through my scraps, cutting 1 1/4" squares. Then I got distracted by Sandy until today. While the rain streamed down my room's windows, I worked away until I had this:
(I removed the glass for photography purposes)
I'm delighted with it! I used a quote of my own choosing, although Carrie generously provided a PFD of hers in a choice of fonts, all printer ready.
In case you can't read it, it says "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." (Simone Signoret) I love this quote because not only do I find it to be true, but it makes me think of all the times my husband picks off loose threads that I always seem to be covered in. Hundreds in fact! He seems to acquire his share, too.
I'm keeping this version, but wouldn't it make a perfect wedding or anniversary gift? Luckily, I didn't just buy one frame....
Back to Sandy, here is a photo I took in our yard this afternoon. We actually had a small tree come down in the wind yesterday. Can you see all the standing water? It is a swamp out there, but we are counting ourselves VERY lucky.
Thanks again for the good wishes and to all of you who are just experiencing her or are about to, good luck to you! I'm sending out prayers and good wishes.