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Good morning quilters! Last night I had a little time to applique stems on blocks for a new quilt while waiting for my husband. He'd been to a funeral some distance away and was going to be late getting home. The kids had gone to bed and it was a still, peaceful evening to stitch when suddenly the wind started shrieking. It was eerie in its abruptness. Our homestead is tucked up next to a hill in the bottom of a canyon, so we are usually pretty protected from the wind. This morning my MIL who lives alone in town called to say her area on the wide Platte Valley had been hammered with hail and high winds. There were reports of tornado activity along the Platte with more storms expected over the next couple of days. My husband will try to head her way sometime today to see what cleanup needs to be done there.

Earlier this week, I received the CT Mama's Cottons pincushion kit and some FQs for a 30's applique project. Last night was the first chance I had to look over my order. It's like Christmas! My nieces like to "learn how to quilt" when they visit, so I try to keep little projects on hand and thought the pincushion kit would be perfect for them. After looking at it, I think I'll "have" to put 3 of these together as samples. They are so cute! I've never seen such tiny EPP pieces. It will be fun to play with them and I think the girls will enjoy working on a new project, too.

Our little Vacation Bible School week is over, the church cleaned, and materials put away for this year. I am way behind on my work here at home, so I'll be playing catch-up for awhile, both with housework and the office work. I'd rather be quilting. (Instead of doing either, I'm sitting here typing to you!) Have a good weekend everyone!

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Comment by cellogirl on June 6, 2009 at 3:24pm
That weather sounds all too familiar--Neb. and Texas--I guess all of tornado alley have those episodes. It is freightening We spent most of one summer in the basement in Minneapolis--the next hill over got flattenned. Sharon experiences it in Austin--maybe that's why I like the gulf coast--the hurricanes are bad but the tornados are wee!
Glad to hear that VBS went well--and some fiber "therapy" was managed. I know that the funeral must have been heartbreaking--you'd been friends for so long. Life gets interesting much too often. I started a simple project for the ladies at our new group if they want to do charity quilting, or their own, I needed to prepare. I'll give the newbies the usual drafting, piecing, applique and quilting project--the basics from which they can go it on their own! Hope that you get some R&R!! Happy quilting!!
Comment by Pam/NY on June 6, 2009 at 1:51pm
My husband gets a kick out of how nervous I am in a thunderstorm...I told him about the ones in the midwest that we had when I was little...here in the Northeast they are few and he doesn't appreciate a good storm!!!
Comment by ranchmom/OR on June 6, 2009 at 1:15pm
Glad you survived the storm and that your MIL is alright. Have a good weekend and good luck getting caught up on your house work and office work. Talk to you later.
Comment by Janet S. - MO on June 6, 2009 at 9:03am
Our news said something about a tornado in the NW - that it had the largest following of scientists EVER......pictures of it, it was huge! Glad you all are safe!
Your new order sounds delightful. I have the EPP pincushions but have not had time to give attention to the kit. I received one order last week (snowman tablerunners) and my sale order yesterday. I'm excited to get into them as soon as I finish current baby blanket (he's due in July!!).
You've been a busy girl! Quilting will be there for us when we can, one of the beautys of it!

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