I’m stitching away at a crib quilt. I always say, “I don’t have enough time to hand-quilt it; I’m just going to do it on the machine,” but 90% of the time I find myself stitching by hand anyway. Why do I do it? I guess there’s something therapeutic about placing each stitch, even if I’m doing big stitch quilting and not the 12 stitches per inch that gives you those masterpieces. There’s something nifty about seeing the stitches so this is what I do, even using contrasting thread to highlight them further.
I don’t have any big philosophical message here. Just thinking about how sometimes I choose to do things the slower, more laborious way and enjoy the process.
Third photo is of a few remaining leaves on the crepe myrtles in our backyard. I just noticed the similarity in color scheme with the quilt.
I’m about to go out and tidy up the back patio and yard. We’re expecting moderately severe weather tonight and I just saw that an airport in the San Antonio/Austin NWS area reported a wind gust of 77 mph. I think the umbrella needs to come down altogether, not just be closed. The scheduled front arrival time is supposed to be between 10 and 1, but I think it will definitely be closer to 1 or even later. The forward motion is pretty slow. If there’s a good light show I’d like to be awake for it – we’ll see. I can’t count on the thunder waking me up because I sleep pretty hard and with my hearing aids out…
[Update: that forward motion shot up! It’s like a door swinging around now. Who knows, I might be awake for it after all. If there’s hail I can measure and get pictures.]
I won’t be getting any good pictures tonight, so here’s a small selection of storm photos during the past several months: