I have a good friend in northern Cali who has been evacuated for almost a week .... she lives in the Mendocino Complex fire area. I was up there a couple of years ago and as we drove on the road from the Sacramento airport to her home (about 2 hours), I was overwhelmed by the amount of trees on the mountainsides. They are beautiful, majestic trees and the thought of ravaging fires is heart-breaking...not to mention the loss of so many homes and belongings.
ETA: My friend and her husband are home now ... the fires burned very close to them, but their home was spared.
My granddaughter attends college in Redding where the Carr fire is located to the west...she will be returning there next week.
And finally, I hope....My grandson is living in Lake Elsinore near the Holy Fire...his place is not in danger right now.
On to happier reflections...you are probably here to see a bit of stitching. I was able to finish one small project yesterday. You know finishing just isn't my area of expertise...I need to watch Vonna's video again. It's been awhile and I found myself getting very frustrated with the whole process. Unfortunately I didn't have the patience to wait, sit down and watch the video... so I forged ahead.
I believe I showed this piece before...when it was unfinished. It was stitched on 28 count Tea-dyed Monaco fabric.
|Summer by Lizzie*Kate|
|Under the Tree by Little House Needleworks|
Here is a picture from the pattern.....
See you in September!
Hugs to all!