Monday, July 11, 2011

What do sleepless, thunder filled nights and a sewing group trip have in common?

It all happened in one day!

Last night was a wild and crazy night! I do believe the whole valley was under lightning and thunder for most of it. Not just your regular lightning for us tho. About midnight, we had a big flash followed by a clash, about 1 second afterwards. Lots of strobe light action going on in the meantime! I almost felt like we could have installed a disco ball, and break out the hustle.

Then about 2:30 (ish) was THE biggest, baddest, loudest, made me jump out of my knickers, lightning and thunder combo. There was NO delay between light and sound.

None. Naaaada! Yup, you heard me. N O N E.

That was the closest to being 'scared' during a thunder-storm, since I can remember. And that's pretty serious, because I happen to love, adore and follow said storms with a camera.

Needless to say, I didn't get restful sleep last night. I want to watch thunder-storms too much.

After that excitement, it's almost a bit anti-climatic that I went with an awesome bunch of ladies, including my Mom, to several sewing stores, on a Shop Hop.  What's that you say?

Well, several shops agreed to a scavenger hunt, of sorts, for those trekk-y trekkers, like us, who are willing to brave the sun, heat, humidity, and storms, hungry, pain, fear...wait, wrong show!  You get the idea!

Those who wished to Shop Hop, went to the participating stores to gather pattern, fabric scraps, and stamps on a 'passport'. There is a grand prize, although I'm sure I won't win, as I don't plan on going to any more stores before the deadline.

A few of us, including yours truly, filled out info for a sewing machine drawing. I hope I win! Or, at least, my Mom. Then I can use it still! :)

So between the sleepless night, loud storms, wet weather, laughter, good times and a few miles down the road, today was a good day! Here's a few highlights from it. :)

Our morning sunrise, after that wild storm last night.

I love the way the fog lingered in the mountains this morning.

My view, from the back of the van.

It's tradition for us ladies to take pictures en masse in front of the stores. These two firemen where our knights in shining armor. P.S. They didn't know they were captured a la Peggy style, hip shot! ;)

Of course, I found the Christmas fabrics in all four stores today. I am drawn to them. Hi, Flame, I'm Moth.

Some of my Moms sweet loot!

So there was my day. I always enjoy going out with these ladies, seeing the conception of a project to it's completion. I usually get inspired and create another project myself. But this particular project, I can't say! It's hush hush! ;)

Sending you sewing thoughts and thunder wishes,


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