Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tulips, storms and new project

Here are the last of the 36 tulips I planted last fall.  28 came through.  In the meantime, I've dug up others and replanted in this location.  I am fortunate in that both my neighbors have lovely yards. 

Several days ago, we were alerted by the NOAA weather system to be watchful for Flash Flooding.  Huh???   We are sitting outside on the deck, NOT in rain, noting how dark the sky was to the north of us, just WISHING for rain, but none landed on our little space.  Again, that danged radio went off, 4 or 5 times and we were right in the area of "flash floods".  Obviously, the NOAA folks have missed the mark we are thinking!!!  We are in a semi-arid climate, and the words "flash floods" sound like a joke to ignorant me.  Next day at work, I began to hear horror stories from only 7 miles north of here.  Water, washing roads out, calves swept away, 6-10 inches of hail and rain on the road!  -- all traffic having to pull over with flashers on.  The country road grader was called out to clear the roads from field debris!   And we were oblivious of the storm the whole time.   Yikes - So we went for a drive the next day to see what we could see.  There wasn't much to be seen  except for a lot of crud caught in fences in low areas and evidence of much-needed water.  This was the beautiful storm sky, the day after.  The farmers were very appreciative for the rain, just not so much at one time!!

Here is another Rebuilt Log Cabin I'm starting, but it looks a lot like the previous one I made!  LOL  The last round of logs on this version were cut wider, to accommodate the extra seam.  I'm not sure it makes a difference, but I've wanted to try.  I have 50 blocks made up (2 for extra, just in case).  These blocks trimmed to 8 1/2 inches and will finish at 8 inches.

I simply MUST get stash used!!!  The mess is driving me crazy. 

9 comments:

Cyn ;-) said...

Well, if you ever figure out a way to control 'stash' shy of getting rid of all of it, I would like to know! lol.
Your LC is wonderful, but then so is all of your sewing. LCs are one of my alltime faves. Design potential is huge. How are you going to set yours?
Now you've done it! Inspired me to get out some fabric and begin a new LC project - like I need a new project. lol. I just finished the last two weeks kntting my brains out and I'm reading to return to sewing!
Glad you came out of the storm unscathed. Flash floods are nasty.

Cyn ;-) said...

that was supposed to by "ready" NOT 'reading'... a little keyboard trouble. lol

Nancy said...

Because of all the crazy weather this year, I purchased a NOAA radio. It nearly scared me to death when it went off a week or so ago - only a schedule alert, but I nearly jumped out of my skin.

Love your new project. ;oD

Janet O. said...

We had a similar experience, but not quite so close--more like 25 miles away. The warning kept coming on the TV. We did get rain, but nothing more.
Your rebuilt log cabins are wonderful. I just don't think I could cut into the blocks after getting them made. : )

Impera_Magna said...

Amazing to have so much rain there was flooding so close to you and you get not a drop... we are having crazy weather this spring...

Beautiful tulips...

LC said...

Love those blocks. Easy to see why you are going for another one!

Purple Pam said...

Glad you were not affected by the storm. Love those Log Cabin blocks.

Henrietta said...

I love tulips but can't grow them in Hawaii, we do not have the winter chill they need and we do have abundant ants which love to munch on bulbs.

Yes I am a real person not a sewing machine :)

Chell said...

I giggled when I read about the "flash floods"....we are so dry the we can nearly pop popcorn without a machine! Love it!!!