Del Mar is finished, but rather than folding it away to use on the bed in the coming winter, I put a sleeve & label on it & packed it up to ship -- because it was accepted into the Made in Texas exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum. I handed the quilt over to FedEx on Friday morning 25 August -- that night hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast between Corpus Christi & Houston. Over the next week we got nearly 46 inches of rain, but unlike so many unfortunate Houstonians, we did not have water in our house. I won't go into the drama of the week, except to say that it was rough watching the horror unfold on television. Again, Shug & I were safe & dry, but it was hard to see our city struggle.
My quilt, Del Mar, inspired by houses on the Texas Gulf Coast, sat somewhere in the care of FedEx. I was not really worried about its whereabouts, just wondered if it might be sitting in muddy water somewhere. Then I thought, if it was in muddy water, I would just wash it as best I could & the quilt would tell a slightly different story about life on the Gulf Coast. But it arrived safe & dry in La Grange (which had its own bad experience with Harvey).