Friday I had my last shift to work at the rodeo and it was a day shift – my first one since I joined the committee in 2003. They had a day crew until last year and then they mixed the two crews. It is one of the things that are bittersweet, you get your shift over early and have time to play when the rest of the team has to work, but it isn’t as fun just because it isn’t as busy! All the rodeo craziness happens after dark! Ha!
Before I left to go work my shift I was able to finish my pieced borders of my little wall hanging. I had worked on some of the petals and only had one flower left to stitch so I packed a mini-sewing bag and my center block to finish just in case I got bored. Well I got bored and I was able to finish my center block. Yippee!
After my shift I went to the stadium and relaxed before heading home. It is hard to believe that rodeo time has flown by, but I’m a little happy – life needs to get back to a little normal!
This morning I decided that I had time to finish my little project – so I did! I love it!
Today in LaPorte the city had planned to have an airing of the quilts and they were hoping to have community efforts or hoped that different homes and businesses would participate. Since it was predicted that we were going to have 100% chance of rain, they moved the quilt show to an indoor facility. I was going to have a few quilts outside and a couple in my neighbors yard but with all the rain that didn’t happen. Lucky for us, we have a wonderful porch, so I put 3 quilts out there.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, the retreat house was a featured spot on the map and this was a first time event so I didn’t know if anyone would stop/drive by or not, but I was pleasantly surprised. I think we had about 20 people stop by and come in. It was truly wonderful! A huge appreciation goes out to all the ones that braved the weather and got out, thank you very much!
At the end of the day I asked David to walk across the street and take a few pictures of the quilts on the front porch. You can see the rain just pouring down, but the quilts didn’t get wet. Linda H., in case you read this – the quilt hanger was a wonderful asset today. Thank you very much!
I packed Alice (my sweet featherweight) today and she went with me to the retreat house. She purrs like a kitten, I just love her. I got to work on my Primitive Gatherings, Sunflower Gatherings blocks.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,