After The Rain

The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
And the house on the rock stood firm

How many of you remember this childhood song about the wise man and the foolish man? If not, google it on YouTube!

6 weeks post Flash Flood and we can say we are still standing…however, the house is still without drywall …. Such is life.

If you happen to follow me on Facebook you will know that I’m “not there.”  I guess you could say that we are circling the wagons and focusing on our family. Not only does our house need attention, as we have spent countless hours moving and rearranging things to keep the walls open for future repairs, but we are getting used to having the bed in the center of the room with the dressers up against the sides as we crawl in and out from the foot of the bed. Yep, upside down cluttered mess doesn’t even begin to describe my world right now.

However, in all this chaos, we are enjoying our granddaughter more…she’s over several times a week, sometimes for most of the day as we are helping out our kiddos who need to focus on their home business while preparing for our #2 granddaughter arriving early December.…the nice thing, it doesn’t seem to bother Reagan one bit that we are missing drywall! She comes to “play at Oma’s house” and knows to be quiet when “Big Daddy sleeping” – it’s so cute how she tucks him in with a quilt on his couch for his afternoon nap. She, of course, has outgrown her naptime.

I haven’t had much time for sewing since my April trip to Arizona or my May Land Locked Quilting Cruise event. In fact, upon review of my phone’s photo gallery, it was around the middle of April the last time my longarm had any activity. Gasp! And I call myself a quilter!

I’ve had this design brewing since last summer and decided that it was time for a little quilt therapy. I also decided it had been way too many years since I’d made a “birthday quilt” – usually done during my July retreats, which I haven’t hosted since the summer of 2016…soo…time to sew.

Last evening my newest creation is hot off the frame! I am thrilled that I made it big enough to actually be a bedspread quilt…in all my years of quilting I have never made a quilt for the bedroom. Oh, there have been plenty of quilts covering the bed and used as covering…but this will be the first one that is actually going to be long enough and wide enough to be considered a bedspread! Not to mention that the fabrics look great with my existing blue walls and purple quilted curtains. I can hardly wait to trim the sides and put on the binding (I’m thinking that beautiful blue fabric used in the center of the stars). Plans are to make pillow shams too! 

I love the texture created by layering two battings, 80/20 on bottom and wool on top
Texas Sisters, Designed, Pieced & Quilted by Karen E Overton, The Quilt Rambler

It feels good to make something just for fun and just for me. Can’t say I’m enjoying the results/work of a flash flood, but I’m accepting this forced time off and enjoying my family.

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler

One thought on “After The Rain

  1. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    So sorry you are having to go through this yet again! I have been missing you so went to your website yesterday actually and saw your post about the flood. I know you are enjoying spending time with that little one though! Hang in there, my friend. Praying for you and your family.

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