It's always beautiful the day after a storm.
I tried to take some pictures as I was driving...
which I am sure is just as wrong as texting while driving...
but this was the view as I was going into work this morning.
It has been one heck of a week. Lots of storm damage everywhere.
It looks like a tornado hit our town, trees are mangled and down everywhere.
I live just outside of Yosemite National Park, so if you have seen that in the news...
it's pretty much the same here. Most people have been without electricity all week.
Fortunately, I still have electricity and the creature comforts. But I actually couldn't get to work one day this week because the roads were closed due to the trees in the road and rock slides.
The upside was that I did get to sew all day that day! Hey!
And since I had electricity I could still access the computer.
I even found a couple of new blogs... well new to me anyway... lots of interesting reading!
Anyway, that reminds me of when my husband and I were in Hawaii a few years ago.
We were in this shop with beautiful Hawaiian created items like jewelry, carvings... and quilts.
My husband struck up a conversation with the sales person while I was looking at the quilts and before I could stop him or catch his eye with the "ut-u-zip it" look he proceeded to tell this lady that his wife owned a quilt shop and was a quilter. I new what was coming... and I was dreading it!
The lady said "oh, where are you from"? And I told her Yosemite... in California.
She had never heard of it. (no surprise here)
But then her next question was "do you hand quilt"? And as I confessed that I did not, I could almost see her nose turn up! I kid you not.
She said that they only do traditional Hawaiian quilting, although a few do some other styles. I agreed that traditional Hawaiian quilting is beautiful... and kept eyeing the door hoping to make my escape from any further conversation.
Sometimes it's better just to not participate in a conversation, you know?
Who couldn't appreciate the beauty and workmanship on these?
They are stunning... and way way beyond my skill!
But I have made Hawaiian styled quilts...
This one was a pattern from Beyond the Reef. I really
like their other whimsical patterns too.
Jaybird (Julie) has some great photos of their booth at Road to California.
Anyway, another favorite to do on a stormy day is to watch old movies...
gotta love Barbara!