(I started well before I made the Fabriholics Anonymous pledge in January)
Remember how I recently won a gift certificate from Fabric Spot?
Fabric Spot! Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!
My pretties came in the mail today!
|Honeycrisp in floral cream, rings in cream, & rings in brown, and Piper Scallop in green.|
2 yards, total.
THANK YOU, FABRIC SPOT!!!
|I couldn't resist Hoodies Goldfish in white|
one fat quarter
(In case you think I was showing restraint, not so. A f/q was all they had in stock.)
Remember flip books? This is my version, showing a few of the fabrics hidden in my new charm pack!
|Lush Uptown Charm Pack|
While at Sparrow Studioz for Judi Madsen's workshop I picked up a handful of Glide thread, which I like using in my long arm.
I also grabbed three more pantographs to add to my collection:
Time for more Judi Madsen eye candy!*Drool*
|We learned how to quilt these floating shapes.|
On another note, flooding put a damper on our Guild meeting last week:This is the parking lot of the church where we meet. At this point, water had been gushing out of an underground creek and into the streets for half an hour. Water poured into the downtown core for approximately six hours, so you can imagine the state of this building by then.
|The church basement where we meet was under water.|
It is a heritage building and the roof is currently being restored.
|This is the street (trust me, it's under there) and the park directly across from the church.|
The water kept rising for another five and a half hours after I took this picture.
|The name of this street is "River Road".|
So named because it runs parallel to the mighty Peace, not because it occasionally turns into one.
Pat's Creek runs under the streets of town, normally draining into the Peace River (around which our town was built). This year an ice jam blocked the culvert it flows through, so nature found another path...above ground. A number of businesses have been affected, a few homes and vehicles, our live theater hall, and the church. Clean up is already in progress, and people are striving to get back to business as usual.
The same creek caused grief in a different area of town last year after behaving quite nicely since the seventies.
We collectively hold our breath every spring, hoping the Peace, the Heart, and the Smoky Rivers break up without a hitch, but nobody ever thinks of the quiet little creek becoming a threat. (Some of us even forgot it existed until last year!)
How did the water recede?
The Peace was not an immediate threat, so the Town crew dug a hole in the dike that protects us from that waterway. It was like pulling a giant plug. All that remained was MUD and debris.
(The dike has since been repaired)
Meeting, cancelled! (Glub)
Linking up with:
Anything Goes Mondays, at Stitch by Stitch
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
Try, Learn, Grow!
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