Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Post-Eclipse Post

I have no pictures to share with you of our experience with the recent solar eclipse. We did not make the effort to pick up the appropriate viewing glasses. Frankly, I wasn't all that interested in the beginning. We generally have so much cloud cover around here that I didn't think we'd get to see anything in the end. If you don't get your hopes up you can't be disappointed, right? But our skies were as clear as they could be on the day. Hubby set up the tripod for his cameras then discovered he had no film for the 4x5 view camera and a low battery in the digital camera. He has a welding helmet and shield though so he doubled them up and watched the eclipse. I went outside to experience the long shadows of afternoon created by the moon crossing in front of the sun in the morning hours and the subsequent drop in temperature. I had a look at the display on the digital camera when the sun was a skinny crescent, then I watched the rest of the eclipse on television. Relatives in Idaho had a magnificent viewing experience, and they didn't even have to leave home!

I couldn't keep myself from beginning to embroider one of the new pillowcases I showed in my last post.

Some folks suffer from Quilter's Attention Deficit Disorder, I seem to suffer from a variant of that disorder. My sewing station is a complete mess at the moment. Excavating from the top down we have embroidery threads and skeins, packets of needles, and scissors down at the bottom somewhere. There are three different embroidery projects and a needlepoint case in progress on the table. My scrap patches have been shoved off to one side along with the usual assortment of notebooks and writing tools. I really will have to have a clean-up session soon!

In spite of the mess I was able to frame up four star blocks from my Parts Department for the current block drive for Covered in Love.

Kat said this morning that she thinks she may be able to make six quilts out of the blocks she's already received. I was glad to be able to contribute a few blocks since I have yet to get the binding on the quilt I have earmarked for Covered in Love.

We have a Stitch Along check-in on Sunday (27 Aug.) so I'll hold off showing you any more of what I've stitched until then. Well, except maybe for this:  ;- )


  1. Such a lovely assortment, Sue! You seem to have found a nice balance between doing, being, and becoming ❤

  2. I remember an eclipse in the U.K. in 1999 when my girls were very small and we watched the sky reflected in a big tub of water. It wasn't particularly spectacular in our neck of the woods if memory serves.

  3. I know I have some form of quilter's attention deficit disorder. I also never seem to have batteries charged for my camera. :)
    I love the red, white and blue blocks.

  4. I don't know how I came to miss this post, but better late than never, eh? It looks like the US is lined up for a few cataclysmic events these days: first an eclipse and now that monster hurricane over Texas. Good job you're over the other side. I hope all your friends and family are safe. I'm glad you're safely home and enjoying your handwork, rather than exposing yourself to the toxins outdoors. Take care...

  5. I remember the eclipse in 1999 - I was down in the west country and it was very cloudy. Wish I had taken my sewing!!


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