The Dove, My Mom and a Rainy Day at the Quilt Store
Aughhhhh! The Quilt Store is closing! No one in the city knew that was happening until yesterday. We are all in shock! But I did put my jaw back in place long enough to spend $200 in fabric and books and patterns at the 50% off everything sale today! Yeah, buddy, can't let grief keep you from profiting at a great sale!
Neither did the rain that came down in torrents. Or is it buckets? Either one it was a much needed rain event. I love my yard after a rain. The colors look so deep and forest-y. It reminds me of a freshly washed garden in some dark lush forest.
I bought dots and African women, bright gradations and some chedder Civil War. What a mixture!
And yesterday when I saw my cousin Karen, she brought me some wonderful fabrics from her mom's stash of fabrics. There are some totally fine vintage pieces in there. And a couple of things that don't look like Aunt Evelyn at all! LOL.
My tiny little tomatoes produced another two ripe babies. So I brought them in after the rain slowed a bit and gave one to my mother and I ate the other one. Mine was delicious, I could taste the sun in that tiny burst of seeds and ripe flesh. My mother's, on the other hand, was tough and nasty. Sigh.......
While at the quilt store sale I had two people tell me they loved the blog! Thanks Andrea and Jessie! You made me feel wonderful and I really really needed a pick-me-up after dealing with my mom for the last two weeks! You have no idea how wonderful you made me feel! Thanks to both of you!
AND.....While I was at the Quilt Shop spending all my money intended for the next two weeks in one place, I talked to Andrea who was much more an expert on doves than I am. She said that when the babies first start to leave the nest, they live on the ground for 3 or 4 days until they can get their wings strong enough to fly away. And that is just what this baby did. Frank kept saying it was a young one. And it lived in the azalea bushes until yesterday when I saw a dove fly from the ground up to the roof. I hoped and hoped that that was the one on the ground! I guess it was. All I had to do was to keep the cat from finding out it was there.