Monday, June 28, 2010

~PIllows And Storms~

Can you believe that the 4th of July is less than a week away? Spring and now summer just seem to be rushing down the road.....I just want to wrap a big pink ribbon around these days and pull them back and slow them down.....I love the long light evenings and summer walks and all that is summer....well not the bad storms so much...

We had yesterday, what seemed to be just a normal summer storm turn into a small tornado that tragically killed on person at a campground just fifteen minutes from our home. The news said the funnel appeared so suddenly there was no warning...the first reports were that four lost their lives, and thankfully, that turned out to be not true....we all look forward to spring and summer, but it brings its share of dangers with these storms that can become dangerous in the blink of an eye. I am a storm lover, so I do not sit and worry....we are prepared to run to the basement if the need arises, otherwise we are often on the porch enjoying the rain and lightening and cool breezes....

While working, yesterday on the little pillow, below, I could hear the rumblings of thunder off in the distance, but no storms...not until until early evening...




You can see more of this pillow on my website....
Where I sew gets warm as it is on the West side of the house and my machine is by two big windows....I would love to move the machine, but I think it is in the best possible place in this little turn of the century home of ours....so I adjust the blinds and the lace curtains and just keep a big glass of sweet tea or ice water close and keep right on stitching....which is where I am off to now....
Have a happy day!

Jilxo

5 comments:

PeggyR said...

Your pillow is lovely! We had storms come through here last night. Since I'm here with just the dogs I was really nervous, but the power stayed on which is a plus.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I think this is going to be a lengthy comment...sorry!!

First of all, LOVE the pillow. I love all your beautiful things. I will definitely have to check out your website.

I, too, am a storm lover....as long as I'm not out in it. We are from Florida, so I am used to the daily summer thunderstorms and even the hurricane issues. (We evacuated back in 1999, making a memory-laden occasion my kids still talk about). As long as I'm safely inside when the lightning is flashing, I can enjoy the storm. If I'm outside, though, struggling to get to safety, I'm quite terrified. Lightning is definitely nothing to play around with!!

Finally, I'm with you on holding back the long days of summer. You see, we moved away from Florida a few years ago, and after living my entire adult life where it's always warm and green, I haven't adjusted to life in a winter climate. The cold weather seems to arrive in October and not end until the end of May, and I just go crazy. So, if I could bottle these days up, I would. (We're hoping to move back to Florida this year)

Anyhow, sorry I rambled so much. Have a lovely, blessed day.

Love,
Patti

Rebecca said...

Beautiful pillow my friend.

Soooo sorry about the storms. I'm about stormed out already here in Oklahoma.

Still...so much to be thankful for.

Love to talented you!

xoRebecca

sissie said...

What a lovely pillow you have created.

We have our share of storms here on the coast, so I know what you are talking about.

Stay safe.

hugs
Sissie

fannipauline said...

Jil - your pillow is very beautiful - You have such a special way with your ribbon embroidery. I love it.