Thursday, July 8, 2010

A soggy 4th

Here is a quilt I just finished for Joy- she is making quilts for each of her 14 grandchildren and I think she said she bought the embroidered blocks at a garage sale.  The backing is hot pink also!

We had a very wet 4th of July with 7 inches of rain - it was coming down at a rate of 2 inches per hour for a while.  I looked out at the backyard and it had 2 inches of standing water everywhere: the lawn, the roses, my poor tomato!  Luckily it had been dry for a while before that storm so by the next day the water had soaked in. There was flooding locally with roads closed and fields flooded like this one - it had just been planted.  Our phone also went out and we couldn't get it fixed until a few days later because of the holiday, so it was an eventful day.

After the quilt show we brought home a "bouquet" of balloons that were used as decoration.  We have had fun with them - first we released them in the studio where they have been bobbing around in the drafts from the ceiling fans.  I drew faces on them all to give them some personality and Peter posed in an imitation of The Scream.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jan. Sorry your 4th was so soggy. Your quilting is, as usual, outstanding. Take care.