I feel like we are living in the land of Narnia . . . . always winter and never Christmas! Well, and who would be thinking about Christmas today??? It is the first of May for goodness sakes! I guess that goes with springtime in the mountains, but if you have been following this blog at all over the past few weeks, you know that recently we've been feeling like we live in the Twilight Zone. Things have gone from bad to worse, as we have discovered that local law enforcement here in the wild, wild west is truly a "good ol' boys club," and we just don't belong. Even though we've had crimes committed against our family, the "good ol' boys" who allegedly are the perpetrators, are "best friends" with lots of other "good ol' boys" at the county sheriff's department . . . .and the local police . . . . and even the judge seems to be in their pocket.
So, not only are we terrified of local law enforcement as well as our neighbors, to add insult to injury, we woke up to SNOW on May 1st! It is definitely time to move on to a place where we feel safe, and at least there is some kind of moral consciousness. I guess we were naive, because it never occurred to us that you could go anywhere in the United States and still have this outlaw mentality, and we just don't have the biggest gun! So, we lose. This is the view out of my sewing room window this morning . . . . . I want to go where there are trees with real leaves, and grass, and flowers. I'm weary of the dirt, dust, wind, and corruption. There, I've whined enough for one day, let's move on to other things ;-)
Here's one of the projects that I started before all of this craziness began. Can you guess what it is? I'm sure you recognize the traditional patches for a rag-patch quilt . . . but I've been inspired by some of the other designers who are making tote bags using this technique, and I decided to try something besides a quilt, too. I hope that this will eventually be a little jacket for Gracie. I'm going to make the front and back of the jacket from the rag patches, and then I think I will do the sleeves from a single fabric, but do a double thickness, like the patches, and do some stippling around the flowers, or the stripes, or whatever design is on the fabric that I end up using for the sleeves. With the raggy patches, I could even make it reversible! I'll show you when I get it finished, and you can let me know if I made a huge mess or if it just might be something fun and funky for a spring jacket! I absolutely LOVE this Ginger Blossom fabric (have I mentioned that before???) and this combination is so fresh and just feels like spring! Since I can't go anywhere in this May blizzard anyway, I guess I'll work on it a bit this afternoon, and I might even have a picture of it tomorrow.
This is our house in the mountains . . . . isn't it beautiful? I LOVE my house, but today there is more than the four inches of snow that is falling fast and furiously all around my house. There is now a FOR SALE sign posted in my front yard. So long, sweet house . . . . I can't live with this kind of uncertainty, fear, and corruption. I'm going where there are laws, and people are actually expected to abide by them!