Monday, January 23, 2012

Stitching & Tornadoes

 This is January 23rd isn't it?  Once again Alabamians have been in the path of tornadoes. I was up all night watching our area newsman, James Span.  I mean from 11:00 pm till...he is still on the air with the destruction pictures. It is 73 degrees outside. Nice spring day IF, it was Spring.. It is Winter! It was scary last night, The wind was howling and James (weatherman) was saying where these tornadoes were hitting and what damage they were doing! It is something how much feedback they get now from their Weather Watchers out in the field. I mean as soon as he is saying that that tornado is bearing down on a town, someone on twitter or facebook is letting him know it hit a house or building and if anyone is injured. I was hoping everyone was awake and aware of what was going on.. They gave a Tornado Warning for the town my mom lives in.. I picked up that phone so fast and called her.. Get in your closet! She has this little closet in her hall, center of her house. Now she has to round up the cat, ( who weighs about 50lbs pounds!) get her purse, and cell phone.. But first she has to empty that closet out!!  In the mean time I have hung up with her so she could get it together and Raeanne ( my daughter) has called her checking on her.  I think Meme needed to get off the phone in get in her closet!!!  lol  We called back and she is fine, came close.
I have been watching the TV all morning. Only 2 lives so far.. 2 too many... They are thinking everyone else has been accounted for. It is sad with lost lives and destroyed homes and business. My prayers are with them.
I did get a lot of stitching done of the model stitch design.

I got this in the mail from Michelle at The Raspberry Rabbits, Home of Harrington and Hannah Bunnies. I am going to be trying to quilt my first ever quilt project with her. I do model stitching for Michelle also. I have never quilted.. She has started a new craft called Folk Art Fusion.  She is designing Blocks Of The Month (BOM) This year they are all about Harrington and Hannah, her Bunnies. I call it the Bunnies Of The Month Club!  lol  Check her web site out! She has cute designs!!!   http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/
Going to wrap this post up.. My neck is killing me.. I think I had my neck all tensed last night while stitching. Ouch.... Till later....

9 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So much devastation! Glad you and yours are safe. The project looks cute - I'll be interested to watch since I've never done a quilt project either... Pretty new blog design!

dixiesamplar said...

Glad you & the family are alright. I checked in with my daughter and SIL (Tuscaloosa) and they are fine too. Is the weather in AL gone crazy of what??!!

Autumn said...

Glad you are okay. Crazy but we get tornados in the winter too.

Myra said...

I thought of you when I heard the news this morning. I am so glad you and your family are okay.

Mary said...

Glad you and family are OK. Staying up all night to check on the weather is pretty scary. I've done it many times!! DH always goes to bed and tells me to wake him if something gets close! LOL Hope you can sleep tonight.

Mouse said...

goshhh thats a lot of damage ... glad to hear your mum is safe ... may be she ought to keep that closet empty ?
the fabric looks scrummy .... off to go and look at the link :) love mouse xxxxx

Lynn said...

I'm glad to hear that you are alright. A friend of ours just returned from Alabama yesterday afternoon so we heard about the weather from her.

Catherine said...

So glad that you and your family are okay! I know from my years in TN how scary those situations are...
Good luck with your quilting!!

Michelle May said...

Soooooooooooo glad you are ok and your family too. Unbelievable for this time of year!
Glad your package arrived safe. I'll be sending the new pattern this week. I had to tweek the colors a bit, but I love it now.
Hugs!