This morning at the Brickworks Farmers Market. Heavy, heavy rain. Within
two hours this terrace was completely flooded, inside the pavilion the farmers were sloshing around in wellingtons. By 10 o'clock a flood warning was issued so we all packed up and went home.
Apparently the site was also closed last Tuesday as Ontario got the much needed ( violent) rain.
I was at our cabin in the Georgian Bay of Lake Huron where the storms are most exciting. Here is a sweet 1930s 4 patch quilt getting a good 'Lake Huron Rinse'....never does them any harm.
This quilt is in quite a fragile state, I started to rebind it in pink cotton, but I don't like it so will remove it and simply turn the white back to the front to bind. It has most delicate hand quilting.
Hopefully the 4 patch will get the same results as this 1940s working mans quilt made of thick cottons that appeared to be old uniforms/boiler suits/ factory wear. I repaired some of the seams and rebound in a yellow stripe fabric of approximately the same weight. Not ideal, but what I had to hand.
On closer inspection our working man had left several cigarette ash holes about, its a wonder he didn't burn the barn down. I took it to market, labeled it 'pic-nic' quilt, priced it right and it sold right away!