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
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.
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!