It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop-whoop on? I am - it's been an eventful week, and I've even got a finish!!
So first of all, the close call. Summer weather in Middle Tennessee can be up and down - the heat and humidity can cause afternoon thunderstorms, but we usually have some warning when severe thunderstorms are heading our way.
Yesterday morning, the weatherman said there was a 10% chance of rain, and the temperature would be in the low 90's. Nothing to worry about, right? Well, about 3 pm I started hearing thunder in the distance. Didn't think much of it, because Jolene is on a UPS to protect her electronics and my computer wasn't plugged in. Then a few minutes later I started hearing things slam against the back of the house, and the power went out. Looked outside and the wind was blowing sideways ferociously! Grabbed my computer and purse, ran downstairs and kicked the dog out of the one safe spot in my house during a tornado (my bedroom closet) and called my daughter to see if there was a tornado warning for my area. She said there was only a severe thunderstorm warning. Well, there was definitely a severe thunderstorm going on! The sound of the wind started dying down a few minutes later, so I went to look out my bedroom window….
…and here's what I saw! That tree sits about eight feet from my bedroom window on the bottom floor, and my studio window on the upper floor!
Here's a couple of shots from this morning…
And a picture of the giant oak in my neighbor's yard that is now laying in my back yard!
We're very thankful that none of the trees that came down hit the house, but it's going to be a lot of work cleaning up the mess. Fortunately, there's a lot of guys with chain saws at my church who love a good excuse to chop things up! And there's plenty of excuse at my place - about six trees came down…..
|I do love a "stained glass" shot!|
But now on to the quilt! This quilt will be raffled off by my daughter at the upcoming Burlap & Berries Barn Sale here in Mount Juliet on Labor Day weekend. All proceeds will go to her adoption account to help #bringNathanaelhome!
It's a 2" postage stamp quilt, measuring about 70" square.
The fabric is Modern Roses by Stephanie Ryan for Moda.
The back is a tone-on-tone cream with more of the 2" squares to break up the expanse of cream.
Quilted in what I like to call "girly swirlies"..
It has great texture!!
And someone will be taking it home on Sunday, August 31st!
We'll probably open up the raffle participation to this blog and Facebook, too - so stay tuned for more information!
That's what I'm whooping about this week!
What's making you smile?
What's making you dance the happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight
so there's plenty of time to join in.
Hope to see you there!