Sunday, October 16, 2011

Good and bad....


The good is that my Tis The Season Quilt is finished. I posted the top a few posts ago but now it is quilted and bound, and I am really happy with it. I love the stripey border and binding and the little touch of gold it brings to the colours, as well as pulling all the other colours together.

Here's a close up of one of the corners. I mainly did stitching in the ditch but added two little rows in the outer border.

 You can see more finished quilts here

Now for the bad....

Yesterday I was travelling home along one of our major highways and it started hailing. I pulled over to the side of the road and waited it out with my three passengers. The hail stones were the size of golfballs and the noise in the car was loud. But being the true blogger I am ( smile) I took out my camera and took some photos. This is looking out the front of the windscreen with the hail on the wipers.


And this ordinary photo shows the road after the hail had stopped - This is a three lane highway ( in one direction) and it was just covered in ice.
The bad news is that there are dents in the car - we haven't really assessed what we will do about it yet.
It is just one of those things.

10 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....congratulations your quilt looks fantastic you should be so very pleased with it Lynda....

Cardygirl said...

The TTS looks great...shame about the hail damage!

Annette said...

Your quilts is gorgeous, dangerous being caught in a hail storm...what else can you do but stop then the expensive damage :(

Maria said...

The quilt is gorgeous Lynda :-) Sorry about the damage to your car...it must have been quite terrifying sitting in the car and being bombarded...

Chookyblue...... said...

your TTS looks wonderful.........
the pics will be useful for insurance........LOL.......goodluck......I saw some pics on the news of all the hail..........looked like it had snowed.......

Joy said...

Love your TTS quilt Lynda, your colours are gawjus!!
I was up in Bundy when the hail storm hit down here ... the (not so) fun part was that I got to fly home through the tail end of the storms :o/. DH took pics of the hail in our front yard - I reckon that would have been a scary time for you in the car. Sorry you got damage, but glad you're ok :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lida said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! What nice colors did you choose!
Sorry for your car, I hope they can fix it! Greetings
Lida

Too many eggs said...

Your quilt looks fantastic.... Love the colours....
What a shame about the storm and the hail damage ....

Anita said...

You're finished quilt looks great! Bummer about the hail damage though.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Quilt looks great sorry to hear about the hail damage