Thursday, December 6, 2007


The flood waters are receeding, leaving amazing destruction in their wake. The most impressive image I've seen is of a bridge, normally used to convey vehicles over a river, with a load of tree trunks dumped on top of it like so much firewood. At least the freeway between Seattle and Portland appears undamaged and will soon re-open.

I've chosen this Seesaw block to share with you today because I feel like I'm on my own personal seesaw. I finished my gift for the quilt guild's holiday party yesterday and it turned out very cute! (Up!) Then this morning I found out that the home where the party is being held will not be as safe for me as we originally thought. I've made the difficult and unhappy decision not to go. One of my friends and fellow guild member will take my gift for the exchange but I won't get to bask in the fellowship I was looking forward to. (Down.)

I'm also suffering the after-effects of being exposed to fragrance this morning when someone visited the house. There have been the physiological reactions, but there's depression too. That's almost the worst reaction. In the midst of it, it feels like it will never end. I am physically capable of sewing but have no desire to do so. That scares me. At least my brain seems to be functioning this time around.

To make things (seem) worse, I've called around and searched online to see whether I could get more of two fabrics I've been using lately and have fallen in love with. No luck. Nobody seems to have them in stock anymore. In fact, I can't find evidence that they ever existed! I don't remember when or where I bought them but I guess that's a moot point now.

Guess I'll just have to make something for myself that uses these fabrics so I can keep them around and enjoy them every year! :- )


  1. hey- I have found lots of fabric on Ebay when I couldn't track it down anywhere else. I will help you look if you tell me who made it.

  2. sorry the party is out.

    I love that fabric too - no wonder you wanted more. what great candy canes. I think that's a great idea to use them in a quilt so you can enjoy them.

  3. I see what you mean. The fabric is gorgeous. I found a site where they stock "out of print" fabric when I was looking for the fabric for my sister's quilt. I can't remember the name and didn't bookmark it, but will search for you and let you know. Have you tried E-Bay?

  4. Dear Sue, that fabric looks delicious! To ask for it, do try the Missing Fabrics site:

    I've found a well-out-of-date fabric I was desperate for -



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