Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Little Treat ...

... and the Consequences

The trip back from Fulton, Illinois yesterday went well until I reached I-57.  For the next two hours I was driving through torrential rains, the kind where you can barely see the white line on the edge of the interstate or the rear lights of the car ahead.  It was a tense time, but I puddled on.

Christmas Panel

Needing a break, I decided to reward my perseverance with a stop at Hancock's of Paducah!  All I needed was a Christmas panel that wasn't too cute or too over-the-top-Christmas for my SIL's mountain cabin.  This is what I settled on.

It came with a nice pattern for a pieced border to dress it up.  I think it reflects the natural area and is "neutral" enough that she can hang it for the entire winter season.

But could I leave with just that?  Of course not!  There were the coordinating fabrics, other panels for Christmas pillows, a Christmas stripe for table runners, and a delicious Kaufman "Beau Monde" piece that jumped into my basket.

There is a plan for everything -- lots of gifts to be made.  I can hardly wait to get started!

The consequences of this one-hour layover was another rainstorm from the Tennessee border till I got home.   In reality, I missed most of the worst rains in the areas I drove through, so I feel blessed.

Keep Calm
Puddle On


  1. I'm glad you are home safe, Libby. These storms have been something! Your panel is beautiful. I look forward to seeing you work your magic on it.

  2. Glad you made it home safely. I really like the panel. Sharon B in Franklin


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