Wednesday, September 8, 2010

another day...

Wow, isn’t it amazing how your whole view of life can be completely turned on it’s head in the space of a week.  I am sure this is a time when all Cantabrians will remember where they were when the earthquakes of 2010 struck for many many years to come.

Twizel completely escaped damage, with most of the local being waken from their slumber, only to return again once the shaking stopped, and certainly nothing compared to those who have lost their homes and businesses in Christchurch.
 
It all sounds a bit trivial talking about fabric 'n' stuff in light of what has happened, however life does go on and sometimes sewing may be just the right therapy. oh I do hope that doesn't sound too trite, as it is really not meant to!
 

I have been rather busy this week, cutting and folding fabric yet again, 

 

I am klucky enough to have a merchant stall at the Quilt & Craft Show to be held in Christchurch Sept 17-19, and yes it is still on despite all the devastation, chaos, destruction and reconstruction currently going on. It is to be held in a part of Chrischurch, that by all reports sustained very little damage, and seeing as the rock band, Metallica, are playing there this Friday coming, everything is being done to ensure the venue and safety for both events.


So, I got this quilt (below), finished for a customer, 

 

and this one started last night...


... just finished lunch, and back out to the packing shed,... OOOPS mean shop!!

Have a fun day!







11 comments:

Deb said...

Nice photo hun, yummy fabrics too and no its not trivial as life does go on. Thank goodness.

Sue-Anne said...

We have seen lots of footage on the news here. It was a massive quake with so much destruction. I'm glad you and your family didn't have any damage in your town and my heart goes out to the people of Christchurch that have lost their homes.

BubzRugz said...

Glad to hear you are fine and no damage. Amazing to see the pictures of Christchurch and even more amazing that no-one was killed. Beautiful fabrics - I looooove the dragonflies...
Hugz

loulee said...

Drooooling over that Dragon Fly Fabric.
I think you're right about keeping oneself occupied after the quake, or any shock to the system, it can be very theraputic.

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!!!
Felicitaciones por tu lindo reportaje!!!
Que Dios te Bendiga hoy y Siempre y un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Glad there was no damage near you!!!
It is good that things go on as planned, if possible. It keeps the people going.
You look very busy!

Chookyblue...... said...

life goes on........great to hear your heading to the quilt show.......goodluck........

Saar said...

I think we need a quilting retreat out of Christchurch very soon. Meantime we will 'Keep Calm and Carry on' and look forward to seeing you at the Quilt and Craft Show.

Marls said...

Lovely quilting shot. I do feel for those in Christchurch and hope the aftershocks settle soon.
How exciting to be going to the Quilt and Craft fair. Good luck with your stand. Wish I was going but maybe next year-I'm sure it will return.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Shiree! That sure is a lovely photo of you honey! And no you don't sound trite at all, life does have to go on, and like you say - it's good to have a focus - and sewing is the perfect focus for so many of us!

Love those fabrics too! Yummo - especially the white/blue snails and dragonflies! How are you enjoying your quilty business? Looks fun!!

Take care, hugs sweetie! Vikki xo

Stephanie said...

Glad you're safe. I think Christchurch will need something fun to look forward to. When the going gets tough, the tough get quilting.