Remember Summer Flood 2010? If not, go HERE. Last Wednesday night, several areas of my county received 5-10" of rain in less than 3 hours. My city received about 7". I spent the next three days sucking up over 140 gallons of water off my basement floor with a 6-gallon wet/dry shopvac. The basement is finally dry again! In addition to the heavy rains, we had torandic rotations and straight-line winds of about 80mph. Several streets and roads were closed due to flooding and downed tree limbs.
Farther west of me, received worse weather. These are photos taken in East Dubuque, Illinois... sent to me by my sister, who used to live there:
On Thursday, I turned on the nightly news. I was surprised to see my aunt, who lives about 20 minutes west of me. She lives alone out in the country near a creek. The creek flooded and she had to be boat-rescued by the county sheriff's department. Her basement filled with water and her car was half under water.
After seeing what other people are going through, 140 gallons of water doesnt seem so bad! One would think after all that wind and rain, the temperatures and humidity would've dropped some. Nope! My tiny window AC unit has been running non-stop. I only go outside when necessary. Too bad the yard can't mow itself, haha.
With a little prodding from the Peanut Gallery at ILCS, I pulled out JG and worked on it. Much to my dismay, I realized some of the stitching I did last time had to be frogged. I stitched "cherry blossoms" in the wrong color. I had to frog 6 of those tiny buggers and re-stitch them. At least they look like cherry blossoms now instead of brown blobs. Just to prove I did stitch on JG, here's an update:
My plan is work on this until school starts back up, which is about a week away.
Before I decided to put Blossom Splendor on the back burner again, I did get some stitching done on her. I finished stitching the arm of her kimono, started her right hand, and did a bunch of the blossoms.
I finished the ornament for the Lizzie Kate Exchange on HOE. It turned out bigger than I anticipated, but soooooo adorable! No pics until the it arrives at its new home, but here's a tiny preview:
Until next time,