Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boise fires, mosaic, sewing

Yesterday evening we lost 17 homes and 1 life in the Boise foothills, from a sudden fire storm. You can read about it here I feel so sad for those families, most had to run from their homes in minutes.

A gentleman they interviewed while he watched his home burn from a distance didn't even have time to put shoes on. Let us all say a prayer for those families. I can not begin to comprehend what it would be like to lose everything.

On the lighter side, it was very hot here yesterday so stayed in and tackled my sewing room.

I make a mess when I sew but I just can't start sewing in a mess. Just like cooking I can't cook in a messy kitchen. Not that I do much cooking anymore.

Now when the mood hits me I can begin sewing again.

While I am waiting for the quilting bug to hit me again, this what I have been playing with.

A bird feeder wip (work in progress).

There is something therapeutic about breaking dishes.

My favorite adhesive.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi Janet, I've been reading you religiously but haven't commented in awhile.. Wow, the fires are devastating this year.. so sad for those with losses. Your mosaic work reminds me of "How to make an American Quilt" movie where the woman retaliates her husbands affair by breaking all china and figurine in her house and mosaicing the laundry roon walls. Have you seen it? Good movie!Therapeutic indeed... and such cool work on birdhouse. Liked the sink stand too.

  2. The fire was devasting. My heart goes out to the people who lost their homes. I love your mosaic. I want to learn how to do it and have been looking for dishes that I could break. So many of mine I wouldn't have the heart. I'm starting out with a small birdhouse.

  3. great job with the mosaic. You've found some really fun chunks to work with.