With hours and hours of extra time on my hands due to almost a six months lockdown due to the virus I have found myself searching for classes and sites on line to replace my quilt guild activities. I stumbled on to the Meander Quilt Guild and it has been a wonderful on line educational opportunity. I started with an extensive color class, which I have learned so much in, but I also wanted something to make that would keep me busy for a bit. So a class was offered on the site by Karen Eckmeier called Accidental Landscapes.So I started layering fabric, using batiks. I tuned over the top edges and ironed them down and pinned them for top stitching.Once I got all the strips laid down I squared the piece up.I added a couple of little trees by just fusing them down raw edge.The trees seemed to disappear so I top stitched them down to make them more visible.Most the quilting has been done except for the bottom section. I had planned to finish it on Friday, but unfortunately my Bernina 750 had a major breakdown and we ended up on a road trip of 2 hours each way to take it in for repairs. It will be in the shop for 3 weeks, seems they are very busy this summer.This is a picture taken right off our front porch at about 3 in the afternoon. I live in California and our state is on fire. We are very safe in our area, but the smoke is extremely thick. The sky is almost orange with smoke and it almost seems dark. Our dusk to dawn outside lights have been on all day. You can not go outside the smoke is so thick. The winds carry the smoke into our area from fires miles and miles away taking place on all sides of us. On a happier note this is my oldest grandson Elijah. He just picked up his letterman jacket on Saturday. Five years of football and the winning this past school year of the state championship. Hopefully with this being his senior year of high school football while delayed will start in December or January. And on Saturday we celebrated our youngest grandson Ben's 12th birthday. And, Suren's his sister, our oldest granddaughter 28th birthday. And yes, no birthday cakes for them. We celebrate with birthday pies, their choice.