I live in the North East USA. One of several locations in the US with hideous Rush Hour issues. I live at exit 8A of the NJ turnpike. Anyone in the area listening to the evening traffic reports is very familiar with that location. I literally live and breathe Rush Hour. Pretty much nightly it’s backed up and in the summer it stops completely. Well the time is coming very quickly when I will be leaving this ever so congested area and retiring to Florida.
Before I go on with this saga I want to take the time to thank both Mdm. Samm and her ever so creative mind for master mining yet another creative adventure and Carol from http://www.justletmequilt.com/ for being the event coordinator and chief cheerleader. There is so much behind the scenes work going on and those of us who participate truly appreciate your efforts.
I now also need to apologize for not sticking 100 % to the guidelines of this hop. I designed this piece all by myself which was a relatively new adventure for me. I actually heard about this hop and a Brilliant idea formed in my head and then onto the fabric. I told my mind that this was a red, white, black and gray hop but my mind insisted that I had to have some green thrown in for the proper effect. I hope you will excuse me.
On with my story… We are retiring to The Villages, Florida sometime next year. The Villages is something like the 7th largest city in the state. It is an adult community of over 100,000 residents. It is also a community of over 70,000 golf carts. Yes, you read that correctly. Get the Picture : )
Our new home actually came with a 2 car and 1 golf cart garage. There is still a rush hour but it’s very, very different.
They rush for Tee times, for exercise classes, for pretty much anything you can think of. They just do most of their rushing in Golf Carts. The carts are a year round mode of transportation if you want. They come with various enclosures. Ours has roll down sides and back that zip shut. We were there last winter and discovered that even in Florida there is a chill in the air and on the legs. MJ asked for a quilt for the cart and Mdm Samm and Carol asked for something for Rush Hour. Timing is everything.
So here is my new view of Rush Hour.
We were at the house in late August. I had to have the quilt finished so I could get the photos taken with the proper backdrop. Left the quilt there and came home to NJ with my pictures. While looking them over and choosing several for this post I realized with a chuckle that my golf carts must be state of the art since they are riding down the road without the benefit of a driver (OK there are probably "drivers" mixed in with the clubs, but seriously)
So I hope you can see the need for the green. I tried to do the roadway without it and it was just a striped quilt with carts.
Now speaking of a quilt with cars.. Can’t you see this quilt without the golf carts but with a couple of stuffed cars for a great baby quilt gift. I think I need to find me a pattern for a stuffed car (suggestions are welcome).
Thanks for stopping by and joining the Rush Hour Fun. Not too often you can put those 3 words together in a sentence. Please stop by and visit the other participants today as well as yesterday and the days to come. Such talent is not to be missed. Here are the links to all of the other presenters for this hop:
Tuesday, September 23
Wednesday, September 24
Thursday, September 25
Friday, September 26
Monday, September 29
Tuesday, September 30