Friday, November 18, 2011

Safe, Thankful and Quilting in Reno, NV

A 4 am phone call and a quick trip up the street...our neighborhood was afire.  Here's the view last night from the other side of town, I think this photo says it all.
Picture from local paper RGJ, From north side of Reno looking south.
 We got up and drove to see it... crazy wind and fire swirling all over. 3 houses ended up burning on that canyon and 25 overall. At one point we could see 6 areas just south of us burning. Luckily the wind blew the fire east and away from us, with 40 mph gusts and higher.  We also live on a canyon so it was rather scary for awhile. Ironically, it is cold, snowing and raining now, so things are being mopped up.
We never even lost power... although there are thousands evacuated tonight and hundreds without power. A very happy and thankful evening here indeed.  Our thoughts are with all of  those who were not so lucky. 
In quilting news, I made three more selvage coasters for my new table this week, here they are:
Also quilted 5 more stars on the sevlage quilt, 15 more to go. And hoping to get some more work done on Dia de los Muertos this weekend.  My skull fabric that I ordered last Friday still has not arrived.  :(
Have a safe weekend.


  1. I recently found your blog and started following. I love your fabric choices. You have done some awesome creative work with selvages. Do you have an online source for your fabric purchases? We do not have much in the way of fabric stores or quilt stores to choose from here.

    I heard about the fire and am so glad that it didn't get to your place. Have a great weekend! ~Karen

  2. I read that they did not deliver mail to your zip code today. Look for more than skulls in the mail soon.

  3. Glad to know you all are alright. Love the new coasters.

  4. In San Diego we have had so many horrible fires, I know how scary it is. Thank goodness you and your family are safe. You have a lot to be thankful for this week.

  5. Wow!! Glad your safe!!! Love the coasters!!