Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stormy Weather and Quilty Reading

Yesterday we had some pretty severe rain and high winds in the metro area, although it wasn't as bad at my house as other places. Combine bad weather with drought-stricken trees and this happens:
Huge trees get uprooted and fall on houses and powerlines and across roads (photo credit: ajc.com). I worked at Starbucks last night and it was crazy packed. The store had power but most of the surrounding neighborhoods did not so everyone came to camp out with their laptops. I imagine lots of people didn't know what to do without all the electronic "necessities" of life. I stopped by on my way home from the day job today and it was still crazy packed because a lot of people are still without electricity. At least most of the traffic lights are working now; the only thing worse than Atlanta drivers in the rain, is Atlanta drivers in the rain without working traffic signals.
OK I can't think of a segue so next topic:
I read the latest Elm Creek Quilts book. It was OK, a quick read, better than the last one (Quilter's Kitchen, which was more recipe book than story), but in my opinion, not as good as some of the earlier ones. I'm thinking maybe the story line has played out.
New quilt magazines arrived at my house a couple of weeks ago. I usually look through them a couple of times before tearing out projects to put into binders. I absolutely LOVE this quilt on the cover of June's American Patchwork & Quilting .
I think this is a "must do" at some point. I am sure I have enough scraps/stash to make it (probably two).
And from McCall's Quilting June issue this most fabulous quilt, all made from various Moda lines (I think I probably have a lot of these fabrics). Add this one to the must do binder also.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Gosh, that sounds like some storm. We rarely get storms that bad, about every two or three years or so. The initial excitement of being without electricity doesn't last for long though.

Carol said...

We had some wild weather here yesterday too. I'm in love with both of those quilts...I have them both marked and on the TO DO list.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow - the weather sounds terrible...keep safe!

Becky said...

We lost power at school for almost two hours. It was interesting having a kindergarten group when the power flicked off for a minute or so :) Love those quilts, too. One day.....

Saturday..... YES!

GARI said...

I also was disappointed with The Quiter's Kitchen and have only started The Lost Quilter. I am finding that without the main characters I am not getting involved with the story. I like her uplifting books best.

Brenda said...

I fell in love with that quilt too. I really need to start using up some of my scraps.