I dropped my grabbit and thankfully it didn’t break.
It popped apart and the two magnets inside fell out of their places and pins went everywhere!
My dear husband put it back together but we got the magnets’ polarity wrong and created this grabbit with pin flower eyes. It was so funny.
I tried to use it but it was not convenient. So we popped it apart and realigned the magnets. A regular useable grabbit resulted.
A joy to use.
My favorite pins are shown on the grabbit.
We live in the Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains. We don't think about having tornadoes because of the mountains. This past Friday evening, Pulaski, VA (the next county to us) was hit with two confirmed tornadoes that did major damage.
Thanks to WDBJ 7, Roanoke, Virginia for these fantastic photos that individuals submitted.
Years ago, my Mother-In-Law's apartment complex was hit with a tornado in Raleigh, NC. Thankfully Lillie was with us for Thanksgiving. One of the things that struck me was the pieces of pink insulation EVERYWHERE. This photo shows that in Pulaski.
A lot of the homes were older with interesting architecture. I hope they are not lost. This neighborhood has a mix of home types and was an area I considered renting and then buying a home before I started the shop.
So what can we do for our neighbors? We can sew! We already have a Community Sew Day - Quilts for Japan scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at the shop from 10 am - 5 pm. We will add our neighbors in Pulaski as recipients of some of these quilts. We have lots of customers in Pulaski and they will direct our giving.
SO COME AND SEW FOR JAPAN AND PULASKI, VA!
You HAVE to play this video. It is so cool. It makes me want to sit with graph paper and start a new project. And we all know I need to start another project! Click on the words below.
Quilt by Gayle Thomas
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Deb Roberts is giving away the batik to celebrate another sold out tour to Bali.
AND SAVE THE DATE for our Batik Tour of Bali with Batiks Etcetera on May 4 – 14, 2012. You have lots of time to save up! Details will be available after July 2011. We will explore Batik origins, make our own batik, and tour the Hoffman Batik factory. There will be time to enjoy the beauty of Bali and the Balinese culture.
Check out this slide show of the Bali Tour from 2010. I can’t wait! I’ve started exercising my walking legs!
This is prime leaf peeping time here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Marty and I took our favorite leaf drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Doughton Park. It is in North Carolina not far from here and has stunning overlooks. Hawk migrations go over head and the hawk counters are just finishing their count. So much to see! I would love to make a quilt from these views. Marty took these pictures with a long lens so the far away ridges showed up also.
We were driving along and saw this road sign. We couldn’t tell what it meant. The scary thing is if there is a warning sign, someone has done something stupid or unfortunate. This road cut is quite steep and the drop off is severe. I hope no one really went over the edge on purpose or by accident. The sign cracked us up, though.
This last picture is the drop off from the other direction. The shade is so intense, it is hard to get a good picture. It really is straight down with lots of rock drop offs. Scary.