September Meeting & Sew and Share
As most of the world knows by now, the last few days of August and the first two weeks of September were pretty awful here in the greater Houston, TX area. Anyone who has lived here more than a few years is acquainted with hurricanes, and typically, we're not very scared about them. Every once in a while, though, a big one hits the city dead on, and even if you basically know what to expect, the storm turns things upside down. The aftermath of a hurricane is usually even worse. For those directly impacted through flooding, life immediately becomes overwhelming. Grief sets in, but a million action items need to be tended to. For those more fortunate, life certainly doesn't return to normal very quickly. Power is out, and perhaps water. Roads are inaccessible, and when you can leave your home, most stores and gas stations aren't open, or they have very little to purchase. Life can be summed up in one word: difficult.
But life does go back to normal, or at least a new normal, and that finally began to happen in mid-September. That's why meeting with our smocking friends seemed very important to all of us this month. We needed what we call "stitch therapy."
Sweet William certainly is well-dressed thanks to his proud grandmother!
The September smocking plate challenge and the Jane Briscoe class.