I finished up two more of the flower blocks in Judy of Green Fairy Quilts 'Flower Patch' quilt pattern sew along. Pretty wild!
I finished the next step of the Jelly Roll Sew Along at Aunt Reen's Place - a quilt pattern called 'willow weave'. I'm anxious to see this one all together, love this fabric!
And I won a gift certificate to Southern Fabric thru Melissa's give away over at Happy Quilting - I had stated I would love some 'Serenade' by Kate Spain - guess what - I got some. And I am happily playing with it for a project entry in the Kate Spain Hop (see side bar button).
And Friday, as my SIL and I were stitching along while listening to the tunes - the skies opened up and we heard a roar. From my back porch we could see the water running down the mountain behind us, past the corner of the house, to the side pasture, and into the front cornfield - and see how the rain got worse with each photo!! By the time we went back to re-check the back of the house you couldn't get a photo as it was raining so hard. The water was just gushing off the mountain like a huge waterfall(I prayed my car wasn't being washed away-or my Mom's visitor's car) and that trickle was a raging river that submerged the side pasture and the field. Scary!!!!
We were in another State of Emergency with many of the small towns still reeling from Irene - luckily Saturday was dry and Sunday was spotty small storms - but with all the water, the ground is so saturated that areas are having huge mud slides. (yes, the crazy quilt project was canceled as that town was hit heavily)
We haven't been up the mountain behind us as the road has to be stablized first - it must be bad as the deer herds have been camping out in our back yard, well all the homes along the base have them with other wildlife who must be really bewildered. We need the SUN!!
And my wildlife fur babies - Moe has been hiding out in one of the upstair's bedrooms and Bella can't keep close enough to me - I had to leave my finishing up of The Lorax quilt as she finally slept. See, when Irene hit at one point we had to evacuate the main farm and go up the mountain - the cats were left in the house with the attic open so they could get to the highest point if need be - Bella was extremely traumatized by that experience, so any storm she just clings to me or sits on top of the frig and cries .
OH Thank You- those two Jeeps were still sitting there (and worked) when things subsided!
linking up with Patchwork Times for design wall Monday