Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Soggy Sewing

Saturday, October 6th is the 16th Annual Friends of Pets Quilts and Creations Quilt Auction!  This popular auction features animal themed fiber arts of all types and benefits the community spay/neuter assistance program . Friends of Pets provides vital animal welfare and protective services for abandoned animals with respect, compassion and integrity and is staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. For the last couple of years I have wanted to donate a piece for the auction but always missed the deadline –but not this year! Thankfully, Ruth Q. reminded me via email it was that time of year and I was able to make two pieces. “Pets are a Girls Best Friend” is 20” w x 14” h and “Dog Breath and Friend” is 22” w x 25” h. Both are original designs that I used the applique, fusible web method of quilting. Each piece is embellished with fun, free-motion stitching and is ready to hang.

 Should you find yourself in Anchorage bid high and bid often at the Friends of Pets Quilts and Creations Quilt Auction!
Saturday, October 2, 2012
University Center Mall

It’s been easy to be in the nice, dry studio working on projects since it’s been RAINING outside most of the week (month). Between record high destructive winds and now flooding throughout most of Southcentral Alaska it’s made for a soggy, blustery fall. These photos below are from our friend Carol P. on the Kenai River and showing the flooding where we would normally be fishing this week… the entire dock which normally is about 3’ – 4’ ABOVE the river is now under water along with the fire pit area. The good news is that the lodge sits on much higher ground above where these photos were taken but still there is a lot of damage across the state. 
Our thoughts are with our friends in Seward, the Kenai Peninsula and Talkeetna, all who have experienced property damage due to the increased rainfall.

The inset photos were from Labor Day weekend where the dock sits high above the river with the boats tied up below. With the flooding the river is up and over the dock into the fire pit area. That's A LOT of RIVER!

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