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It’s been awhile.  A lot has happened.

In mid-December 2019 we were dealing with bush fires.  We were evacuated for a week.  Luckily, we have great friends who were able to put us up and support us.  When we returned home, we had lost about 50% of our fences and bush and our shed.  The fires were within 6 feet of both the house and my studio.

The fire then had another 2 ‘goes’ at us.  The third time, we were unable to evacuate as the roads were closed both North and South of us.  After doing all we could to wet things down and be ready, we simply sat in the back yard, had a glass of wine and waited.  Luckily, it didn’t hit us a 2nd time.


If you want to read more about our adventures, be sure to check out Mr. W’s blog On the Grapevine.  So many people had it so much worse than we did.  We are so grateful for all the support we received from family and friends.  So thankful for the firefighters.  And also, our Government and insurance company.  We have no complaints.


Then I got VERY sick in mid-January.  I think I was in bed for 7-10 days and then it took another 2-3 weeks to get back to normal.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so sick.

And now COVID-19.  We’ve been social distancing and staying home for about 4 months now.  I think.  I’ve totally lost track of time this year.  Social isolation hasn’t been an issue for us as we are both basically hermits.  We jokingly say that we have been in training for this for a long time.

Anyway, I’m back.  Thanks for the nudge from Mr W to do some posting.  And thanks to Joy, The Joyful Quilter for checking up on me.  I have been busy quilting.  I’ll catch up on what I’ve finished and been working on.  The quilt in this post is one I worked on while the fires raged around us for a couple months.


It was a block of the month that my friend KG gave me – which was exactly what I needed….something to sew that I did not need to think about.

The pattern is called Quilted Village by The City Stitcher Quilt Collection.

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