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lucky with storm

We lost power last year with Hurricane Irene, so we were ready this year for Sandy.  Luckily, aside from a dozen or so smaller branches coming down, we were unharmed.  School was cancelled yesterday and today, but the sun is out right now.

I have been ‘out of it’ here and elsewhere online – forgive!
K. and D. took down the mini-ramp on Saturday, which marked the end of an era.
I will leave you with that for today and be back soon with Middle Passage and turtles galore!
Those two pictures are from 2008.  Here is how it looked on Saturday:
And Sunday:
And, this morning:

River is Wide, River is Deep

“The River is Wide. The River is Deep”.  That’s the name that I came up with for this little composition after adding the blue streaky batik along the bottom edge.  It was a lot simpler a couple of weeks ago.  Then a friend decided to buy it as a wedding gift.  We brainstormed about improvements, and then I spent a couple of weeks with it in my rotation of hand sewing.  I really like the idea of a deep and wide river as an emblem for a couple starting out.

I also like the way the little button adds a sense of friendliness to the structure.  New eaves of red were added at the last, for interest.  Moon went from a sliver to a sliver embracing a full outline.

The couple will be married in the Redwoods, so the twig seemed an appropriate means for hanging.
The front orange fabric hadn’t been tacked down yet, so I could tuck the front of the tabs under.  For the back side, I stitched a strip of cotton to hide the tab ends.
I didn’t see a place for a stitched signature, and the felt would not take ink, so I signed on the tab-cover.

I am almost finished with a piece I am calling “Storm”, as well.

More pictures of that quilt soon!

A light heart lives long.
William Shakespeare