Some "terrific" thunderstorms hit yesterday and during the night! It has been so hot, humid and sultry for days so something had to happen. Yesterday morning we went grocery shopping and on our way back home we were hit by a thunderstorm. We don't have a car, so we usually walk it to the supermarkets in the area, which is very good exercise! :) I don't like thunderstorms that much, bad experiences from where I grew up where lightning hit off and on. Some years ago a lightning hit our neighbor house (in Norway) - it burnt down - sadly. I didn't feel very safe walking in an open space yesterday, with an umbrella over my head - have heard about too many scary accidents where people have been hit...! We were soaked when we returned home! I have mentioned earlier I don't mind being soaked by tropical rain and this time I loved it too! It feels so good after a warm shower, dry clothes to put on and something warm to drink; this time "French Vanilla" coffee and Cadbury Wholenut! YUMMY!! :) The thunderstorms continued during the night so I didn't sleep very well. A house not far from us was hit by the lightning, it hit the solar panel (I think it was) on the roof... and made quite some damages inside the house too. There was a blackout all over the island for approx 5 hours during the night - what a "terrific" weather! I hope there won't be any thunderstorms tonight! I want a good night's sleep! Oh no! What did I say?! I hear the thunder in the distance now....... :((
Friday, February 5, 2010
Quilt top (UFO) finished
Another quilt top (UFO) is finished! Hurray! :)) It all started last year with these blocks, but at that time I never made any quilt out of the blocks - stored the blocks away! :) I'm determined to finish the UFO's I have before I start a new project. I hope I'm able to hold on to that, because we all know how tempting a new project is - don't we?! I have worked on this quilt almost every day for approx two weeks. Today I made the last four star blocks and added the last piece of the outer border to the quilt top. I want to use flannel for batting and backing, but haven't bought anything yet. Yes, I am on SSD (Strict Stash Diet), but I allow myself to buy flannel since I don't have anything for the two quilts I've made.
I know I have showed you just a few pieces of the two recent quilt tops I have made... I thought I was going to wait until they both are finished to show them in full - are you able to wait?? :))) As you may recall, these two quilts are my own designs... Perhaps I'm feeling a bit shy showing them... :))
The coolest place in the house?! Poor Birre-Liten feels the weather conditions too. He - as well as the dogs - find the days too hot. They don't really know where to stay, but it seems the best and coolest place is inside the house; on the floor tiles - or on the wooden table - my sewing table! :))
Oh, and there's a GIVEAWAY - from Norway this time. Lappestua has a giveaway. Look at these yummy Easter fabrics!