Over the past 3 weeks, I have added 1,358 stitches to my Heaven and Earth Twilight Duel cross-stitch.
75,236 of 147,600 stitches are complete.
The photo below shows how it looked in our last update.
There are only 305 stitches remaining on page 9, so I hope to have it finished by our next update.
Updates on this project are shared every third Sunday as a part of a Stitch Along (SAL) with other talented bloggers. I hope you will visit them to see what they are working on! We each choose our own project to work on and we live in different parts of the world. If you visit someone's blog and their post is not up yet, please check back again later. Our next SAL update will be on October 4th.
Earlier this week, I reached out to Avis just in case I was unable to share this update due to wildfires in our area. To be honest, it feels like the west coast is on fire. California, Washington, Idaho and Oregon all have several wildfires.Here in Oregon, some of these fires were caused by lightning. I believe others were caused by strong winds carrying embers. However, there have also been a couple of arrests for arson.
This wildfire season is unlike any I have ever experienced. Friends of mine in various parts of the state live in or near evacuation zones.
Thankfully, our town and home have been safe. Only a few miles away, neighbors, friends, and coworkers have been in Stage 2 (Be Ready) and Stage 3 (Go!) Evacuation areas. 4 fires are within a 30 minute drive from our home in various directions. It is crazy.The air quality in our area has hazardous levels of smoke and ash. A few days ago, the sky was red as far as the eye could see. (Now it is just a hazy gray limiting visibility.) Some businesses have cut their hours or closed until further notice to protect their employees and their customers. I am so incredibly thankful for the firefighters, police, and other rescue workers risking everything to keep us safe. They are in my prayers.
Thankfully, the past couple of days have not been as windy, the winds have changed direction, and temperatures have cooled down. This has helped with the fires. Last night, some of the Stage 2 areas near us were reduced to Stage 1. There is a chance of rain early this week, that we are all praying will help.
So far, 9 lives have been lost to the fires in Oregon. There are still several people missing. It is heartbreaking.
I am sending safe wishes to you all.