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Monday, May 8, 2017

Friday Night with Friends report for May

It was quite the week last week.  It started with two 6.2 magnitude earthquakes at 5:30 and 7:15 Monday morning.  The epicentres were about 100 km from my town.  We were really moving and shaking but no one was hurt.  There were a few building issues, but nothing huge.  In my house a pair of already not functioning well binoculars fell off a shelf and one of the eyepieces broke off.  In the bigger picture there was an Argentinian climber trying to solo climb Mount Logan, which is the tallest mountain in Canada and the quakes caused avalanches that left her unable to go up or down.   The weather wasn't conducive to a rescue right away but they managed to get in with a helicopter and get her out on Thursday.  She was fine but says she won't attempt another summit of the mountain. I wonder why! :)  Here's more on her story if you're interested.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/climber-rescued-mount-logan-natalia-martinez-1.4100727

I had a super busy work week and had to work some overtime, but I took Friday off to attend another quilting retreat.  Exciting!!

Although I sewed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I didn't get a lot accomplished.  I think I must have been socializing too much.  And on Sunday one of our quilters learned her son had passed away overnight which put a real damper on my day.  My heart aches for her.

But there were a few good things on the sewing front.  I did get the straight line quilting finished on my postage stamp quilt and cut the excess batting off.


I still have to do the binding.  I'll do a post about this quilt sometime with all the details.

I cut a bunch more purple 2 inch squares for En Provence - still have about 175 to go.  But I made up a second block.



And I did work on one hexie flower but didn't get it finished.  Pitiful output.

And I won the door prize - a ruler and rotary cutter - and received a retreat gift of three fat quarters and an awl.  Pretty nice haul!


I hope you had a great Friday Night with Friends.  I sure enjoyed quilting with my friends and seeing all the quilts they were working on.  Now I am going to go and check out my on-line quilting friends at Cheryl's blog.

Janet 

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, what an eventful time you've had - and not all good either. On the bright side, well done on the quilting job, with all those tiny squares that must have taken a while. And En Provence will be a real adventure, lookng good so far :-)

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  2. Oh Boy glad you are ok ,interesting story about the lady mountain climber.
    I love your quilt and your blocks look great and congrats on winning the door prize,well done Janet xx

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  3. Wow well done with the quilting and congratulations on winning the door prize. The postage stamp quilt looks beautiful. Debbie x

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  4. Glad no big problems following the earthquake for you Janet but poor lady stuck up the mountain! Sounds like you had a fun weekend (apart from Sunday) and yes you came hope with some nice gifts. xx

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  5. You certainly had an eventful week. Glad to hear no real damage and congrats on your win.

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  6. I read about the climber who was stranded, what a scary time for her, but she must have had good gear, adequate clothing and enough food to keep her going till help finally arrived.And lots of inner strength!!! 100km away is not very far for that size quake at all.

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  7. Congratulations on winning the door prize The postage stamp quilt looks wonderful.

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  8. Earthquake is not a good word! Scary stuff.
    But your postage stamp blocks are so lovely and winning a prize of quilty stuff is so great.

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  9. Oooh -- the postage stamp quilt is splendid! The red sashing makes the blocks sparkle. I've only experienced one earthquake. It was very gentle. Glad you are okay.

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  10. Love you postage stamp quilt.Just fabulous. The blocks look so pretty. Hugs,xx

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  11. That must have been kind of scary , I have never experienced anot earthquake of that magnitude , we have had minor terumors but nothing significant thankfully. Your postage stamp is lovely and looks like a ton of work. En Provence is going to be beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the retreat , so sorry about your friends son , how tragic .

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  12. Scary stuff with the earthquakes. Glad all was ok for you. Poor climber! I do love your postage stamp quilt. Congrats on your retreat win x

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  13. Earthquakes are not fun, and I'd rather be home quilting than half way up a mountain... so sorry about the lady losing her son, how sad is that... glad you got a few things done and you won some lovely goodies xx

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