Friday, January 15, 2010

Cheddar Cheese and Crackers

I think it snowed 17 days in a row. But yesterday, the sun was out, and started to melt the snow off the street and roof. It is warmer and winter doesn't seem so bad here.

I've been watching the news about the earthquake in Haiti, and the aftermath. It brings to mind all the other disasters that have happened around the world. I really feel for the people in Haiti, and hope that help gets to them quickly. It takes a while to organize and coordinate relief efforts, and it always seems to take longer than it should to get help to the people who need it.

I've finished the first step of the Cheddar Cheese and Crackers quilt. I had counted how many pieces I needed for this block, and didn't think about the ones I would need for steps 2 and 3, so had to dig out some more of the Bali pop strips. I decided to move on to step 3, and go back and do step 2. Hopefully, everything will look coordinated with the different strips I used, but if it doesn't, it doesn't much matter.

Nothing like an earthquake to keep things in perspective.


Allie said...

Your blocks look wonderful. I really like the colors you've chosen!

Yes, the aid seems to be taking far too long to get there, I wonder if it's just gov't red tape holding things up - I think I'd start a bucket line moving supplies into the hard hit areas. Instead, everyone seems to be waiting around for someone to take charge. SO sad.

Barb said...

looking forward to seeing your finished crackers quilt.