the thunder is rolling, lightning flashing and the sky is dark, dark, dark
they have been warning of this storm all day, and as is the case with many other weather events, the weatherman's bark was far worse than the storm's bite
i suppose they're erring on the side of caution, but honestly...
it seems it's more of the exaggerated reporting style we are stuck with these days
if nothing else though, it was a good excuse to bunker down in the sewing room and work on this...
no matter how hard i try, i just cannot get into my other cloth - it isn't speaking, whispering or even yelling at me
so i have gone back to white
and am making a miniature-sized appliqued version of a "wrapping cloth"
when i was making my white quilt for the show (the one you were stuck reading about for months on end) it was pieced and embroidered in sections, then joined together to make a quilt
i had a hard time when i first did the joining... i was so used to seeing the parts as separate things, that trying to view it as one piece was difficult - i didn't like it so much at first
so now i am making small sections and keeping them separate
i'm quite enjoying myself too... the idea has captured my attention and i am going to play with it some more... so far i've imagined three but i think there are at least two more lurking in the recesses
below you can see three of the four star points appliqued in place - one to go, which is just being embroidered, hopefully to be appliqued in place tomorrow
i think these will be ideal projects to take along on our trip in september
the backgrounds and applique pieces for each can be sorted and packed before we go, along with embroidery thread
and of an evening, when i am tired from the busyness of traveling and sight-seeing, i can curl up in a cozy chair and applique and embroider away, reflecting on all i have seen
here at home though, the storm has finally blown past, but below you can see how it looked about ten minutes before the wind blew...
the sky was so amazingly black yet a short hour later and the sun is out, the air is calm and the storm has blown over
kind of like how i feel about finally about setting aside my other cloth