When I last posted on Wednesday, little did I know that life had already changed. Earlier that morning, my friend, the driver of a mini-van, crashed, which killed my friend, her daughter, and two of the daughter's friends. Another friend survived with injuries. The friends were all college students. Another friend had died in a car accident last winter.
These people were more energetic and giving that most of us could ever dream of. That sounds cliche, but how true it was. I've known the mom for about 20 years, and the kids since before they were a gleam in their parents' eyes. Our kids were in pre-school together. They played on the same teams in basketball baseball for many years.
The funeral for the mom and daughter was today, held in the school gym, and as expected, about 1300 people turned out. Tomorrow we will go to another funeral for the other two, long time boyfriend and girlfriend, also to be held at the school.
Something like this truly brings people together. If tears and hugs can heal, then healing is at least started. But the loss can't be replaced.
I may use this in my Why is the Sky Blue Challenge. I'm not up to explaining that now.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
We used to see deer only a few times each summer, but for the last four or five years, we see them several times each week, during the day, even in our yard. They have become a nuisance, eating garden plants and flowers. They are a frequent cause of car accidents. These two fawns are eating in the yard. I saw a mother with twin fawns cross the yard today. We've had to put a fence around our garden to get any produce this year.
2005. Many owls were sighted in the area during the winter, even during daylight. There may have been a shortage of food in Canada, hence their journey south. This one, fortunately, flew into our yard and stayed awhile. This mass sighting is called an "irruption of owls."
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Well, the challenge was to make a paper pieced item from a fat quarter that was handed out last year. I won one of the three prizes! There were only three people who completed the challenge. Oh well. It was a good item to work on free motion quilting.
2004 Just a few of many bowls that I made. I like the 6 sided ones best. I've found that I can take many shapes to make the bowls. They don't have to be even or symetrical. See Kokopeli bowl, deliberatly not evenly space.
Fruit of the Spirit, Fruit of the Vine. 2003 Sold at auction in 2004 for World Hunger. The Spirit is represented by wind, hence the pinwheels. The grapes and vines suggest Spirit being present in Communion.
The matching pillow also shows the Stack and Whack pattern, and you can see the grape and vine fabric a bit better.