Saturday, June 12, 2010

Last night we had a bit of exciting weather for awhile.  Around 10:00pm the siren went off.  I had been watching the radar so was aware we had storms moving in so we headed to the basement just in case.  When it was all said and done it turns out a tornado did touch down about 8 miles North of town.  And boy oh boy did the storms dump LOTS of water.  News reported between 5 to 7 inches.  We didn't get that much here in town....but the creek that runs through our City Park was the fullest I've ever seen since we moved here 40 years ago.  We've seen it out of it's banks before but never by this much.  It's going to take awhile to get the field and playground dried out that's for sure.    Oh the skeeters will be thick!!  Yuck!!

I've been slowly sewing a little on the border blocks for the Christmas Diamonds after I squared them all up.  I did have to go back through the side blocks and trim just a tad bit more off the ends (the green side opposite the red) so the borders would fit right.  They are all on and now I just have to get a scrappy outer border added.  Then on to the frame to be quilted.  


  1. It seems that tornados and LOTS of rain is more predominate this year. I'm so happy that you are safe!!


  2. Glad that you didn't get hit with a tornado, Linda. The heavy rain was bad enough. I am anxious to see your quilt top. It was looking just lovely.

  3. My goodness that is a lot of rain and the tornado was a little close for comfort! Our sirens went off Saturday night but more as a precation - we too had quite a bit of rain but not near what you had! Can't wait to see the finished Christmas Quilt.

  4. Our sirens went off around 11:00 pm one night last week, too. We must not live too far apart! Glad you are safe. We were, too. It's been a long time since I actually had the sirens go off and have to go downstairs!


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