Another Flimsy Finished

The fun wonky log cabin blocks are now a finished flimsy!

I’ll be finishing this on my next trip to the studio to donate to the Quilts for Lytton group of people who lost everything when their town burned to the ground.

Keeping myself busy sewing is helping keep me from running outside every 5 minutes to check on the wildfire or watch the helicopters hauling water.

Two towns north west of me have been evacuated. The ferry I take to go to the studio (which I shared photos of recently) is not running. The highway is closed. Once I cross the lake the next 2 towns are on evacuation alert. To go to the studio now would be an 8 hour trip.

On Sunday our fire looked like this:

It was approximately 470 hectares.

As of 5:00 this evening it looks like this:

I live at the green dot between Appledale and Perry’s. It’s now 2635.5 hectares.

This fire is now 3 km from my home. I have our emergency bags packed and they are now by the door. I don’t think we will be any more effected than we are right now, but if the fire comes down the ridge it won’t take long to jump the highway.

I’m already working on the blocks for next quilt top for the Quilts for Lytton. I’m hoping to have at least 2 more before the weekend is over. Then I can order a roll of batting next week when my pension comes and once this fire is under control I can go to the studio to get them finished and delivered.

Thank you for reading my post/update. 😄 Carol

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

14 thoughts on “Another Flimsy Finished

  1. Hi Carol! OMG – that fire has really spread into a much bigger area. I’m going to keep praying that it doesn’t reach you and that all that have to evacuate can do so safely. Gosh. I’m so sorry it gotten out of hand. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks Roseanne. Bags, sewing machine and some projects are packed along with necessary documents and by the door. I’m spending quality time with my machine and scraps keeping busy. It’s all good. Thank you for your prayers. ☺️

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  2. I see you just got the evac alert….praying you are spared the horror. Meanwhile, that quilt is gorgeous and I can see how this would spur you into action. Off to travel for a few days….when I am back I will find a quilt and be in touch.

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  3. So sorry to hear that you’ve been evacuated. We went through this same thing last year, with the CZU fire here in California. The fire stayed within ten miles of us, we had friends who were staying with us because their home was in the midst of the fires. Their home and small neighborhood was spared thankfully.

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    1. Hi Tracy. It is a bit of an experience. The smoke and the smell are the hardest to cope with. I’ve got everything packed up in case we have to leave. So far we are just on Alert. In the meantime I’ll just keep sewing and waiting.

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  4. I saw your post that you got the evacuation note. Glad you were prepared. It’s very very worrying, especially after what happened at Lytton, and what, two years ago in California, 3? in Fort MacMurray…. Take care and I hope things will be okay. You’re so very kind sewing up a storm for the Lytton peeps.

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    1. Hi Sandra. It’s all good if the order comes through on the phone. Bags are packed and some sewing projects. It’ll be a 5 minute load and go. I’ll just keep busy while we wait

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  5. Hi there. Yet another person glad you are ready. Please keep us all posted as things progress. I am glad you have your piecing to keep you sane as you wait this out.

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