When Le Challenge announced their recent theme of Heroes I honestly thought I might skip this one. Heroes just didn't spark any inspiration. I did try to get enthused by pulling some Superman fabric out of my stash. It just sat there on my cutting mat...
In the meantime I did a tutorial about how I applique circles...
I figure I had to use that sample circle for something and not let it go to waste.
I have way too many quilts on the go so I thought to myself , Why not make a scarf?
So I did...
I was cutting out circles when Superman called out and said he wanted to be included in my scarf. You can't argue with Superman.
So the Man of Steel got to be part of the bubbly fun.
Last week had an interesting turn of events. Tuesday was just a blur of fire engine sirens as a nearby part of the Blue Mountains was ravaged by bushfire. We packed our bags in case we needed to evacuate.
The fires burned more than 1300 hectares of bush over a few days. Hundreds of firefighters did an amazing job of fighting the fire and saving homes.
This morning Gbf and I went to inspect the charred remains of what was once lush green bush. It was really quite eerie walking through the black landscape. The smell of smoke still filled the air and we even came across the occasional tree that was still smouldering.
Those brave Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours and our homes. It's hard to find the words for what that means. Simply, they are real life Heroes.
After that I think Heroes is a brilliant theme. It's a great reminder that there are heroes all around making the world a much better place to be.