Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kaboom.....not!!!

Before I write about quilty stuff I am going to share something going on in my neighbourhood today.

For many years in Nanticoke, Ontario there has been a coal-fired generating plant. For most of my years living here, until just a couple of years ago, I could count on looking out my window and seeing the stream of brown pollution drifting across the sky.

Today the two tall stacks were slated for demolition by imploding them. Evidently this process has taken a year and a half of careful work. 

From my house, I can see one of the stacks...



I'm sure you can't see it in the picture, but it is sitting just left of the windmill way down the road. The plant is about a 15 minute drive from here.

As I was taking the "before" picture I heard a helicopter headed that way....maybe a news station?




After watching a television programme describing this type of procedure sometime this year, I find the story somewhat thrilling...I don't know why :S

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So, I'm back moments after the big event. I was ready to take a picture of the moment. lol....how anti-climactic! I could see the stack tip out of site, but I couldn't hear anything and there was no big plume of dust that I was expecting! What a letdown. I'll have to watch the local news later to see it for myself.

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So, back to quilting!

I'm taking part in the Postcard From Sweden Quiltalong hosted by Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon, and today is the day to show our progress.

I have done the cutting and labeling of the pieces...



This is going to be a fun and colourful quilt! Part of the fun was in the labelling, as I think it's the first time in my life that I've actually written the words, "kumquat, chartreuse, leprechaun", even though I do know the words.

Now, after all the distractions of the day, I'd better get back to working at the longarm! I have a big quilt on today that should just take a couple more hours to finish.

I am linking up today with Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon, Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers and with Esther's Blog for WOW - WIPs on Wednesdays.

And, because this quilt is a new start for 2018, I am linking up with Pomegranate and Chintz for 6and6in2018!




12 comments:

  1. I've always loved the beautiful bright colors in Postcards from Sweden quilts. Yours will be beautiful...how could it not with those colors!

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  2. Hi Sandra,
    Yes, kumquat is worked easily into every day conversation is it?! Perhaps leprechaun with St. Patrick's Day looming . . . Anyway, lovely triangles just awaiting their turn to be matched with a mate for loveliness. Looks great! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. What a gorgeous rainbow of colours - I am looking forward to seeing how this progresses! Thanks you from Meredithe and me for joining us in our 6&6 challenge!

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  4. I would have been disappointed not to hear the BOOM, too! Maybe they'll have a nice close up video on the news :)

    Your Postcards are looking good so far!

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  5. You have them all cut and organised looking lovely may I say. Booms and plumes are overrated, just think how much cleaner your air will be with less pollution. Yay for clean air!

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  6. The more I see all of these pretty colors, the more I think I wish I had purchased a kit!!!

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  7. We thought about going to watch the stacks come down, but decided to stay home and watch it on the news instead. I would have been disappointed too.

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  8. Such pretty colors! I love the names that Kona comes up with. Some are very fitting, and others are quite creative!

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  9. Many years ago I went to Nanticoke with biologists from Hydro. I guess we were collecting samples. I was a student. It's funny that you couldn't see the dust when the towers came down. I'm also working on Postcard from Sweden, in Guelph.

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  10. Yay for LESS coal in the world :-) just sayin'.... Your triangles look so pretty! I know what you mean on the colours, and there are a couple that I was like, seriously? That's not MY idea of ___ colour... ha. Thanks for linking up!

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