My bottle of red SolarFast arrived yesterday. Luckily, it was sunny outdoors and I dropped everything to give it a go. I'm very pleased with the color - it will work well with the red collage quilt I am beginning.
Monday, June 12, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
Last year I enjoyed participating in the ICAD challenge. This year may be difficult to complete (gone 2 weeks in July), but for now, I am enjoying playing.
My guidelines are very simple: use stash and spend no more than 15 minutes creating each day. Also - if it's ugly, post anyway.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
The Air is Poisoned
Contaminated by chemicals, the air burns my lungs and eyes. Thick black smoke from burning heavy fuels suffocates. It is so difficult to breathe. All I want is to take a deep breath without choking.
I live in a rural community, but even in this remote location we deal with bad air at times. Crop dusters always send me inside the house - I don't want to breathe that air filled with horrible chemicals. I cannot imagine what is like living in a city with air that injures and kills. While doing research for this dress, I read about the Great Smog of London, December 5th - 9th, 1952. During this time, deadly smog killed between 4,000 and 10,000 people, caused by burning coal and weather patterns.
What can we do to improve our air? For starters:
I think my easiest is to plant more trees. I live on 10 acres, which is mostly woods. Every year we try to plant more trees. I usually grumble when my husband's tree order arrives, but once in the ground I am very pleased with seeing more trees growing. It always seems like a small effort in a huge world, but if everyone planted a tree each year that would be 8 billion more trees on our planet.
Monday, June 5, 2023