When I got back from Alabama I was sick. Real sick. I went to the doctor on Monday and went back again on Friday. Turns out I have trouble with a strange type of asthma and gotten a viral or bacterial infection along with it.
|"Wee Rings" earned a second place ribbon at Quilt Symposium of Alabama.|
While I was sick a storm knocked out my home internet service.
I didn't care (more time for sleeping).
|My Sue Spargo "Michelle" pillow won a first place ribbon.|
Cullman, the town near the Symposium I attended, had been hit really hard by a tornado in April. This tree was on the Abbey property where the Symposium was held. I heard the trees that were lost were over 100 years old.
Last year, as I left the Symposium, I stopped to read this historic marker. I wish I'd take a picture then to compare with now.
The damage in the area is jaw-dropping. I can't put it in words.
And I couldn't take photos of it either.
Not beyond what I captured here. It was too raw; too personal.
I felt my presence invaded peoples' privacy.
So I drove on and happened into the cutest little shop where I was able to make a small contribution to the commercial recovery efforts. We should try to help any way we can; right?
Don't you love the kitty has her very own FISH chair?
During the Symposium I took a class with Pepper Cory. In the class we were introduced to the art of Sashiko.
|Pepper Cory's sample of Sashiko stitching.|
And my sample stitched in the class.
I loved this class.
I will show you my completed top soon.