Sunday, September 21, 2008


Just wanted to alliviate any stress you were all still having. The crisis is over. There is no more panic, no more fear, the box with the MODA fabric is HERE. OK, it doesn't sound like much in the face of hurricanes, (I will get to that in a minute), but new fabric from moda was lost in the madness of Hurricane Ike. It was horrible. Janice and I were freaking out. Well, I was freaking out, Janice has a much more positive take on life than I do. She was sure it would come. Anyway, Janice had mailed me a priority box on Wednesday, Sept. 9. It always takes two days, but because of the hurricane, my post office, 20 miles from Galveston, closed on Thursday and Friday and Saturday. No box. Why you ask all the fuss over a box. Chez Moi and Basic Gray fabrics. Yards of Fabric.

After the storm, I made 2 trips to the post office 30 miles away, three phone calls and I stood at the mailbox every day for a week. I left town, no box. 8 days after it should have arrived, the box came. Inside, the fabric to finish this quilt and make two more. Yes, on the floor in this picture is the beginning of one of our Basic Gray quilts. I can't wait to get back home and start sewing.

Back to the Hurricane. This was the sunset after a day of storms. We survived. Some roof tiles blew off the house, tree branches broke, and no power for four days. I went a total of 26 days without power four years ago from hurricanes in Orlando. Back to Hurricane Ike, apparantly it went zooming northward and knocked the power out at Janice's daughters in Columbus, Ohio. Then Janice found out it went through their property in Missouri. Janice left on Thursday for an emergency road trip to Missouri to check out the damage. I left very early Friday morning to drive to Lake Powell in Utah and then to Ogden, Utah for the Utah Quilter's Guild festival. We are working while on the road, and will both be back home this week.

My trip included dropping a boat off at Lake Powell in Southern Utah. I posted a couple of pictures from southern Utah. One on the water and one from a little town called Hanksville. Funny thing, we don't have rocks in Florida. We don't even have stones or pebbles. Have a great week. Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

The Quilt Buddy said...

Glad to hear that you made it through the hurricane and that the fabric made it your way! I think that I might need some of that fabric line too!

Can't wait to see more!