Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Stash Report - September 11, 2011

Used some stash this week for the backing for a lap quilt and for two table runner tops. More things in process but those are the only yardage to count at this point.

Fabric used this week: 6 yards
Fabric used YTD: 210.25 yards
Fabric purchased this week: 2 yards (poinsettia fabric)
Fabric purchased YTD: 142.5 yards

Net fabric used in 2011: 67.75 yards

This is one of my completions from the last few days. I finally got the binding done on my split decision quilt. This was one of my UFO projects, just don't remember the number right now.

Remembering 9/11

With all the remembering 9/11 news shows on this morning the memories are sure rolling back.

We are only 80 miles south of the Pentagon and 10 people from my county lost their lives that day at the Pentagon so it hit our area hard. I remember frantically calling New York as two of my coworkers were suppose to land at JFK right during the time of all the chaos, I remember hugging my daughter extra hard when she got home from school. I think with a nuclear power plant and a military base close they were afraid we might be a target so they closed the schools and sent the kids home. Mandy was seven at the time and very confused.

I remember not being able to sleep at all that night. I stayed up watching the news and listening to planes overhead. They had grounded commericial airplanes so the only ones over head were military. I remember hearing them all night (we never hear flights at night) was both scary and comforting all at the same time.

I also remember that for awhile we were one country, politics and differences put aside. People seemed to be genuinely nicer to each other and realizing that it wasn't material stuff that mattered and to appreciate your friends and family.

No matter our age we all have certain days that stick in your head for a lifetime, both good and bad. I guess why some of the bad days are forever in our minds is because of the news coverage involved. Even though I was a little kid I remember when JFK was shot because it was on the news solid for weeks. The same with September 11th, I couldn't seem to move from the TV if the news was on even though so much of it was a replay and I don't know why.



Kathy said...

I love the quilt! Great job....

Kate said...

Very pretty finish and great stash numbers too.

What happended on 9/11 is still incomprehensible in so many ways. I think that's one reason it stays with us.

Kate said...

Very nice finish! I love the colors.