Monday, June 16, 2008

Back to the Real World

We are back from our trip. It was lovely, although stormy mid-week. It never occurred to us that the storms were devastating to others in our region of the USA. We are emerging from our cocoon of isolation from all media sources to terrible news of flooding in the midwest. My uncle has lost his home to the flooding in Waterloo, Iowa and has applied for FEMA assistance. Our first clue that something big was going on was that the interstate was closed around Portage, Wisconsin due to flooding and we were trapped on the highway for about 4 hours while they rerouted the traffic in that area. I suppose you saw THIS VIDEO of Lake Delton near the Wisconsin Dells bursting it's banks. We often go to that area for getaway weekends with our children. Our home in northern Illinois is safe and dry, but we are keeping our extended family in Iowa in our prayers.

In regularly scheduled crafting news, my article about Clover Bias Tape Makers ran last week at Craft Critique. I used the opportunity to trim a tea towel with some of the jelly roll strips I received recently as a gift.


amy said...

Glad you're out of harm's way. My brother lost his house in Indiana last week. Kind of hard to believe all of these weather events around the world this year.

Stitcher S said...

I just happened upon your blog through the Flickr Embroidery link. It's been fun visiting, I'll be back!

I'm a teacher who didn't become one until after staying home with my kids for 13 years, so I can so relate to your life at this point. Enjoy it--they grow up way too fast.

The video was devastating to watch. Incredible, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

We live in St Louis and it is amazing...

Can you tell me where you get your tea towels-like the one you trimmed?

IamSusie said...

Anonymous- That is a good question. I think these are from a package that I got at the Mill Museum in Minneapolis. I no longer have the information or labels for them. I did cut them in half from their giant size to a more manageable dishtowel size.

I have also used Martha Stewart ones I found at KMart. Those were pretty good quality, but wrinkley as flour sack towels tend to be. I recommend prewashing!

If you want to order some online, Sublime Stitching offers some:

Good luck!