It goes without saying I had no fabric go out but it might be surprising to note I had no fabric IN either! And I spent the week surrounded by fabulous fabric at QuiltCon.
It took a lot of gumption to not buy some of it. There was a fabulous African Village group that sold the most amazing pieces for $22 and $28. I wanted the whole booth!
And I almost broke down and bought the Saints' Fat Quarters since I have a Saints Quilt to make for friends who are getting married this week. No, I am not going to get it finished by then, I have already spoken to them and we are all cool!
I know what I want to do and it will be a wonderful tribute to their marriage and their love of Saints football.
I still have 3 quilts to make and 2 to do some finishing touches on for cousin Jason's wedding in April.
I am heading out this morning to get our passports renewed. I think I can just go to the Clerk of Court's building and get it started, but I might have to mail them off to New Orleans. Quite different from the last time we renewed! We thought they were floating out somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico never to be seen again!
The last time we renewed our passports was the week before Katrina hit New Orleans. We mailed them off and then the massive hurricane hit. In the next few days the levee system failed and much of New Orleans was under water. Then the looting started. The area where the Federal Buildings are located is along the Mississippi River. These places were not flooded as many are led to believe. Much of the city is on solid ground. 300 years ago the founders build upon the solid ground in the river crescent where the action of the river pulls the water from the soil as it rushes by.
Didn't know that did you? Neither did Brian Williams when he talked about seeing bodies floating by in the French Quarter. We all know the French Quarter doesn't flood!
The photos are Frank's Aunt's house in Chalmette. They never recovered, never moved back, never beat the system.