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Friday, 6 March 2009

The Aftermath

We were "powerless" again last evening - literally. This makes every night this week that the electricity has gone off in wake of Monday's ice storm. Thankfully, it is restored before morning so our lives can continue in normal routine. Outside is a treat for the senses, with the sun creating prisms of colour where it glistens on the ice, and the trees tinkling like broken glass in the wind. Walking through wind chimes would best describe the sensation. These pictures were taken yesterday, 3 days after the storm.

Working with silk is an equally sensual experience and yesterday I started sorting through a bag of silk blouses which I have been collecting for some time. The colours are sorted very simply into colours and light neutrals to give a light/dark shading.

As the fabrics are different weights, the flimsy ones are getting an application of a very lightweight fusible interfacing on the back. I am sewing log cabin blocks in a Courthouse Steps style, using traditional red centres.
Sewing silk is slow going; by day's end there were 4 blocks completed. At this rate, the quilt should be finished in about two week's of steady sewing.

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