Monday, March 2, 2015

Stash report and A New Week

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. 


  1. Years ago I was given permission - by a very smart lady I respected - to not listen to the news. I just couldn't take all the bad news on the TV and in the paper. It's just too upsetting. So I just didn't listen or read. Some still seeps in from conversation with my hubby. Some I just don't want to hear, and I tell him so. He also insulates me from the letters from my Mom. He reads them first and tells me any important or fun things and leaves out all the acid. (He kept telling me that it shouldn't bother me. I shouldn't let it hurt me so much. Well, even though it isn't his mother, those letters work on him. We've decided to let the evil go, and not read the letters anymore.) You do what you have to do.
    Boy, you have some will power. I could never leave behind fabric from anywhere.

  2. So sad, both the abandoned houses and the fact you went to a quilt show and didn't buy any fabric. The Feds should give the towns money to at least tear down the ones that are eyesores and probablly dangerous.

  3. Sobering post.

    I bet if I had folded all your fabric you would have felt organized and bought that whole booth!

  4. I guess my stash went up a bit if I count the kit fabric from my screen printing class that I had to buy. If you have a need from some African fabrics let me know as I have quite a stash!


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