Saturday, March 5, 2016

Power, Vibration and Morphing

She's alive!!! Finally on the downside of flu and a sinus infection, I'm thinking the best way to power through that kind of thing (besides medication) and join the living world again is to do what you love at every opportunity--even if it's only 10 or 15 minutes before you have to get prone with the tissue box again. That 'happy' vibration will do more than any over-the-counter or prescription medicine could begin to do. Happiness boosts your immune system, just as unhappiness depresses it.

What makes me happy is designing and making landscape quilts. No surprise there.

The aster quilt is presently rolled up and waiting to be bound and steam-blocked (it will take up about a quarter of the studio floor space, and I'm not in a position to let that happen yet).

Meanwhile, something new is steadily morphing on the design board.

Another winter scene

Will these horses work for this? I don't know, but we'll see.

Moon and bushes added. Plumb bob hung to determine exact position of horses.

Beginnings of a big tree. Bushes highlighted with white paint for snow.

One unusual thing occurred this week. Being too contagious to be around people, I photographed it from a studio window. Ever seen a live power line on the ground? I had never, so this was interesting (and a little frightening) to watch.

This unique fireworks display and the accompanying loud, ominous vibration and humming sound (think Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory) went on until the power company finally turned off the juice--which took them a lot longer than you might think, but I guess they had to figure out just where to turn it off. Meanwhile, the fire chief and more and more young firefighters showed up, ostensibly to determine no people or structures were endangered, but maybe also because most of them had never seen a live power line on the ground, either. They stood around a while and then left.

Our house was getting mighty chilly by the time power came back on at 2:00 a.m. Anyway, a large pine tree had fallen on the line, and is now waiting for hours of annoying chain-saw and chipper work to commence. Looking forward to that. Uh-huh.

That's it for now. Avoid live power lines and sneezing/coughing people, and have a great weekend.



  1. So sorry to hear you were so sick. Hope you are recovering quickly now. Another beautiful quilt in the making.

    1. Thanks, Angie. Apparently it's going around here. I haven't been down that long in years. Thank goodness for quilting. Saves sanity AND immune systems! lol

  2. Hi Linda. So glad you're feeling better. Wow power lines are nothing to mess with. I have a question. When you block your quilt on the floor, is your floor carpeted so you pin it down or do you use tape on a wooden floor?

    1. Hi Rhonda! Yes, it is carpeted, which is great for pushing down those T-pins I use. I do protect the carpet (and the floor beneath it) by putting a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth on the carpet, wrong side up, and then a folded cotton sheet over that so the vinyl isn't affected by the heat. Not sure how I would handle a bare floor.


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