Friday, June 29, 2012

Quilting for a Cause

On Tuesday night I went to help take down the Quilt Show and have a little meeting.  While I was there Marion mentioned that she was collecting quilts for Julie over at  Julie lives in Sanpete County and has been watching the Wood Hollow fire destroy thousands of acres and several homes. At one point she was even evacuated from her own home, so to say she is close to the situation is an understatement.  So instead of just sitting around and worrying she decided to do something to help out.  She is collecting Quilts for people who have lost their homes.  And she has just expanded her mission to not only help the people from her area but also to neighboring states!  What a woman, can I just say quilters totally ROCK!  It's about so much more than fabric and thread.  It's about connecting to each other and giving comfort.  Is there a better feeling than knowing you are helping someone stay warm?  It's even more than that, it's letting them know that you care.  That you spent time making something with your own hands hoping to bring them a tiny bit of hope, comfort and love.  So if you have any quilts, quilt tops, or anything else that you would like to donate to her fabulous cause, then just leave me a comment and I will help you out.  Or you can visit her blog to get all the info.

The smoke from the fires has been especially thick by our house over the last few days.  Yesterday at about 2:30 in the afternoon it seriously looked like it was 9 pm.  It freaks me out.  My Mother in law keeps saying that its like living in Hell.  While I hope I never know how correct that statement is, it seems like a good way to describe it.  It's almost 100 degrees everyday and it literally smells like you are standing next to a camp fire.  Yesterday there was ash falling from the sky, and the smoke was so thick you could hardly see the mountains less than a mile away.  

So far today isn't much better.  The worst part? It's only JUNE!  And if it doesn't rain by Saturday, which isn't likely, it will be the driest June in history, only a trace of rain.  And we haven't even gotten into fire season yet.  It's going to be a very long summer at this rate.  

Also yesterday I decided to clean out my sewing closet, big mistake, remember that horrible picture of how bad it used to look?  Yeah, it's even worse.  But hopefully it will be getting better soon and I can show you what I have been up to lately :)  Hopefully it's just one tiny miracle that happens this weekend.


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