Saturday, August 25, 2018

Back to Stitching

On Monday, we had torrential rains in Madison like we've never seen here. Many businesses are closed; lots of basements are flooded. So far, we haven't had any water in our house. And the levels of the four lakes in the city limits are still rising. 
This is one of the roads that Keith bikes. It's hard to believe so many people don't accept climate change as real. 

With more rain predicted for tomorrow, the danger is far from over. I plan to stay home, do some cleaning, and hopefully have creative time

I do have a knitted FO to share with you. This is my second Quill, a Taproot pattern, in Cascade 220. It's a pretty fast knit.
 I just love the gansey texture.
And my workshop quilt is officially done. This is the first quilt I've successfully quilted on a machine, and I am very proud of my crooked lines.
It's not a crooked as it looks. Some of the crookedness is the way I took the photo.
I've been working a lot on this embroidery piece. It may look familiar. Actually, it's new; but its partner is being framed. One just wasn't enough.

When I'm done with the color, I'll fill in the rest with white. I love the look of fabric that is 100% embroidered.

I go back to work full time on Monday with mixed feelings. I enjoy the students and the teaching, but there's always the paperwork hanging over my head. It reminds me of being in college and having homework all the time!

20 comments:

  1. Your embroidery is stunning! And your quilt is simply gorgeous. Good luck with " back to school" stuff. Hope your rains subside.

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  2. Fabulous projects. I'm in awe of your embroidered piece - such vibrant colors and such beautiful stitching!

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  3. I hope the flooding abates soon, and I wish you a wonderful new school year. Your embroidery is really magnificent!

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  4. Oh, my goodness!!! That embroidery is just making me so happy! What a gorgeous sight.

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  5. Hope the rain lets up soon. We went through torrential rains LAST week. Luckily, we are near the top of the hill, so our basement remained dry, but our back yard was totally soppy for days.

    Your embroidery piece is amazing. You do beautiful work.

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  6. I hope that the water abates soon and does not affect you! Your stitching and quilting are just stunning!

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  7. Love the hat and Wow! Your embroidery is fantastic! Hope you are able to stay drive from the flooding. Flood waters are SO nasty!

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  8. I always, always love your color selections! So upbeat. You inspire. :-)
    (And I hear you on the climate change issue. Oh, my. What a mess . . . )
    Here's to a successful school year! XO

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  9. Oh my! Hope the rain stops soon. We set yet another record for extreme heat and I'm just completely done with climate change deniers.

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  10. I hope your school year is smooth and all goes well. LOve your embroidery and of course the hat. We had crazy flooding rain a few weeks ago.

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  11. Sorry about those horrible rains, yikes climate change is real, how can anyone not think so? Love your projects, you are so talented my friend. Good luck with the new school year.

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  12. The climate changes are real and scary. Please stay safe.
    While are your projects are lovely- your embroidery is stunning!!!

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  13. The rains are a good reminder of weather patterns every 100 years!
    The embroidery is amazing; you do have a knack for that!
    Hope your day goes well tomorrow!

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  14. Your embroidery is absolutely fabulous! Wow! You are having heavy rain, and we are having smoke even now that our temps. have cooled. Our climate has changed so much since we moved here; it's scary!

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  15. The embroidery is magnificent!!!!! Back to school would be stressful for me if I was a teacher. Im so happy my Zach is teaching in Chicago this year!!!!! Im beyond happy

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  16. and stay safe in the floods. WE've been hit but not hard at all in Lake Geneva.

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  17. So sorry for the flooding in your area! We just got a bit of rain last night and this morning and are celebrating it since it is a welcome break from the normal long dry hot time of our year. Your quilt and embroidery are wonderful to see! Wishing you a happy school year with not too much paper work! xx

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  18. so sorry to hear about your flooding.....we worry a lot about those torrential rains. We usually end up with our 3!!! sump pumps working overtime to keep our tiny little cellar unflooded (note: I did NOT say dry..what's that?!?)
    Your projects are amazing!!! That quilt is stunning....and has such good friendship memories associated with it that makes it that much more special! And that embroidery....WOW!!!! And of course, who doesn't love a good hat? You've got the trifecta going. Way to go!!!

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  19. I see no crooked lines, but I do see evidence of hand-crafted-ness, which is always a good thing.

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