Monday, May 20, 2013

Sewing During the Storm

It was a dark and stormy day...but that didn't keep me from sewing! I did the next Virtual Quilting Bee block. It was challenging so that made it fun for me. I'm using Daisy Cottage fabric from the shop to force myself to use fabric other than my yellow, red, aqua, pink, orange, lime colors.

I love my blogging friends! I not only found the names of the fabrics I was looking for but I emailed back and forth with the designer of one of them. Alas, it looks like those fabrics were from 2006 and it will be difficult to find them. The first fabric is Prairie Paisley by Minick & Simpson and the second is from Chloe's Closet and is called Picket Fence. Thanks so much to those who helped!

Yesterday I watched the weather and tried to keep track of the whereabouts of all my kids and grandkids...like that would do any good. Oklahoma City was where the storms started. It was kind of amazing. At 3:00 PM the sun was shining and not many clouds. At 3:30 PM it was dark like night and there were 3 tornadoes (not on the ground but up in the air) within a couple of miles from my house! Brett took this photo of the tornado that hit Shawnee, a small town near Oklahoma City. I've been right in tornadoes at least 4 times and have 4 stories of what that was like. I can tell you that they really do sound like freight trains. I think what makes them so bad while you are waiting for them is that they are so unpredictable. Once after a storm that hit a town about 10 miles away, I was standing on the back deck watching a rainbow and a huge piece of metal from the side of a large building of some kind crashed right into our swimming pool. The debris had traveled that far and was falling out of the sky. The largest percentage of injuries and deaths are men who are standing outside watching the tornado! I won't comment on that. We are supposed to have the same thing happen today. Then these storms are going to move East. Keep good thoughts for everyone please! XO Bev

5 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Good morning Bev. Yes, last evening was wild, wasn't it? We are not suppose to be having tornados this time of the year, but then, nothing's been on schedule so far this year anyway.

Like the new colors you are using in this quilt.

Have a safe day.

Judy

Linda said...

I'll keep you in my thoughts, Bev. My older daughter lives about 80 miles south of Kansas City, MO. I called her this morning to see if they were in danger. Evidently they live in "Golden Valley" and are shielded from tornados. I hope that's true. Keeping my fingers crossed.

xo Linda

barbara woods said...

stay safe it's doing it to day

paulette said...

I just watched the News...and saw the devastation in Oklahoma...absolutely terrible!! Stay safe!
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Nikita said...

I hope you and yours are safe after todays horrible events!