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!