Sunday, August 30, 2020

Slipping and Sliding


I have a great deal of empathy for the TdF riders who were all over the pavement yesterday. I almost fell several time while coming and going. It's a mess out there.

That's Laura sitting on top of us yesterday bringing us lots of rain and more muggy, hot weather. Yuck. 

My top of the driveway neighbors are on vacation and this is what they are going to come home to. The thunderstorms that preceded Laura brought a giant tree down on his work truck and crushed the entire back end of it. That's not a tree to the left standing up. That's the top of the tree impaled in the ground.  At least it didn't hit the house. It was close. Very close.

It was a good day to be inside watching the Tour and spinning. I finished the singles from the Streets of Laredo fiber. I'll start plying it today.

During the thunderstorm I hid out in the downstairs and painted a watercolor, hated it, scribbled all over it, then tore it up and made a collage out of it in my art journal. I am not sure where I am going with it but I gave myself permission to not like it. My creative brain is just not working well these days. I spend most days in need of a nap that I never take.

The one happy note is that I found this. I have no idea how I missed this charm pack in the package but when I went to look at the coordinating fabric for the Disappearing Nine Patch there it was. I've got plenty to work with now. All I need is a creative brain to figure out what to do with it. 



  1. Oh my goodness, I didn't know there was a storm that bad near you. Last I heard Laura was in Arkansas, but then, we were camping in the mountains with very little if only internet so I haven't kept up well.
    I'm glad you found another charm pack. I ordered a new sewing machine today on Amazon. It's a very basic machine and I'm looking foward to getting it this week.

  2. Your poor neighbor's what a mess! I think you are amazingly creative. I can't even seem to settle down to knit or crochet a stitch. It is unnerving. Stay safe.

  3. Our weather is so messed up. One day hot and humid, the next day normal, then hot and humid again... lather rinse, repeat. And we frequently watch the rain go to the north or south of us while we stay high and dry!

  4. Glad none of your trees came down. Crocs can be very slippery when it is wet can guess how i know that! Some days I am more creative than others...your funk was probably revenge for not taking that nap!

  5. Oh good that you found that fun fabric. That storm did quite the damage. Poor neighbors . That is not what you want to come home to. I refused to let my self take a nap today. That was a mistake.. I was in a foul mood and it made it worse. We had ridden our bikes, but my hands we're falling asleep as they often do and it was annoying. Poor fireman. Oh well, I can behave and relax now.