I managed to cut out my newest project. It's a Pow-Wow quilt for a friend of mine. For the solid I added some RK yarn-dyed linen, and I love how it looks with the other prints.
I really need to sit down and make a full list of things I am working on. It's a huge pile, and, at this point, I don't even know what's in it. I also have a pretty big pile of things my kids need to have mended. Of course, they have been sitting there for months because crafting and mending are two totally different things, ya know?
And I procrastinate on the mending pile for as long as I possible can.
Yesterday started out peaceful enough, but in the afternoon a fire started very close to our house.
This was taken from the roof of our house.
So yesterday afternoon was a bit stressful. I didn't realize how stressful until the evening when my stomach was a big knot. Making decisions about when to go, what to take and where to go, are overwhelming! I have to say that I am blessed that the "where to go" part of things was easy. God has given me amazing friends to lean on!
Anyway, in packing up our stuff I realized something. I don't have much of value around my house. That is not to say that my house is not wonderful and almost perfect, but it means that when it comes to leaving, most of my stuff would be staying. I don't care about it. A few clothes for each of us, my camera and hard drive (for pictures), my laptop (gotta keep the business going), birth certificates and car titles, and my apple core quilt were all that that I would have taken.
Oh, the animals would have come along too!
Other than than, as long as I had my gang of kids with me, I would have been fine.
And that is the best kind of peace to have on a hard day, don't you think?
***As far as I can tell, fire danger seems to be much lower today. No wind so far and, although the air is smoky, it's not billowing from behind our mountain.
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This week I don't have a project to show, but I have a new craft room to share with you. My son wanted to switch his room with my craft room because the bedroom had tile on the floor and he didn't like that. It works fine for me, since the room is about twice as big. Score!
This is where I started on Sunday. A giant mess!
Most of these books are going the thrift store since I rarely read books twice, and some of them are years old. No need to keep them around.
Next Josiah is going to transfer my fabric shelves to the new room. I can't wait for that because it will cover a bunch of air soft b-b holes on the walls. Guess he liked to play target practice on the walls when he was bored. He assure me that only did that when he was much younger and it won't be happening anymore.
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I had a great weekend! It was full of work, but it feels so nice to have my yard done.
Saturday was spent laying down bark in my flower beds, and putting down the fabric layer for the rocks. For a while I was pretty concerned that the rocks weren't going to come close to covering the area in the yard---1350 square feet. The pile seemed way too small.
Some wonderful friends came over to help out. It was actually a lot of fun (how can moving 10 tons of rock be fun!?!?!?) and the rocks covered the area perfectly.
Perfectly, I tell ya!
I have about one wheelbarrow-full of rock left and I will use that to fill in the some holes in another part of my yard.
Having less grass makes me look forward to a much smaller water bill this year! Unless the price of water goes up, of course! :)
Here is our finished product:
The shadowing in the picture doesn't do this justice. The color of the rock against the grass and the house is very pretty.