Hurricane Sandy paid us a visit this week. Here in Northern New Jersey many people have been without power, telephone and cell phone service since Monday when the storm landed in New Jersey near Atlantic City. Although we have been powerless, we consider ourselves lucky. Everyone in our family is fine. We were especially worried about my sister and brother-in-law who live on their catamaran. They have been moored in Annapolis which was right in the predicted path of the storm. Fortunately, they are fine, their boat is fine, and all of their cruising friends are okay. Our friends and neighbors are okay, too; our house was not touched; and the only tree that came down was a pine in the back of our yard. It flattened our swing set, but our daughter is 25, so she doesn't use it any more!
I had worked on October's Free Motion Challenge sporadically throughout the month, but I had put off posting pictures until this week. But oops! No internet! No cell phone! Our public library opened on Thursday and provided Wifi and power strips, but there were too many people on the network and I was unable to upload my photos.
Fortunately, our friend Marge got power back this morning (Friday) and called to invite us to
spend some time at her house getting warm and charging our devices. So
here, finally, are my samples from October's Challenge. Our teacher was
Teri Lucas; our challenge was to quilt our names and use echo quilting
and other motifs to fill a square.
I really liked this lesson. Teri suggested we change threads for each different quilting motif. I did that for one sample (upper right) and then decided to stick with my favorite quilting thread, Superior's King Tut. Thank you, Teri! And thank you, SewCalGal for providing your readers with this wonderful challenge!