Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Finish and an Update

My online group are putting together some sewing kits for the Tassie Fire victims. Along with the usual sewing stuff like scissors, needles, fat quarters etc... I have made a thread catcher, pincushion and a bag to put it all into.
I bought these fabrics when I was in Melbourne for just this reason and I'm really happy with the way they all turned out. 
Now I've just got to get to a post office to send them!


Just a quick update on the floods around us. I took this photo yesterday when my son and I went to see if we could get into work. The roads have all been flooded and are taking their time to go down.
These two photos were taken the day before on local roads. It was hard to believe what we were seeing, especially when the sun was shining the skies were blue....
We have been told the roads into town are now open and we are both going to work today... And it's started to rain again!!! I'm really hoping we're able to get back home when we finish at midnight tonight!
It's been hard to get a lot of normal everyday supplies like bread and milk. We're lucky we don't need fresh water as we've managed to have power the whole time. We're on tank water and if we don't have power, we have no way of getting water into the house. 
We have been so lucky... a bit of inconvenience with the flooded roads is our only problem. There have been so many people without power and even worse for all those people who's houses have gone under and they have lost everything... I cannot imagine how heart breaking that would be. My thoughts go out to those who are doing it so tough. 
Fires, tornadoes, floods... what a month and what a fury Mother Nature has unleashed!
I am off to have my second lot of eye surgery tomorrow...Definitely not looking forward to that... but I was trying to get clothes, washed and dry before then.. Not going to happen today!!!
I'll leave you with an aerial view of our town (courtesy of Rebel FM)....This is Mt Lindesay Highway.... and "Lake Jimboomba"!!! It is really hard to believe the volume of water we've seen.
Stay safe everyone!

22 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

not a worry getting clothes dry here..........send the rain down.........i'll put it to good use.........

Love your stitching kit....it looks great..........

Karen said...

Your sewing kit is lovely. That will be greatly appreciated.
The photos of the floods are amazing. Not a creek when it looks like this.
Best wishes for your eye surgery!

retdairyqueen said...

Good luck with the surgery
Where are you sending the sewing kits to ?
I should make some Yours are lovely
Take care

shirley said...

The sewing kit is lovely Teresa. I am sure the recipient will love it. Gee I am lucky where I am to not have to worry about flooding. My worries about a few branches, albeit that they could have caused damage to life and property are nothing compared to what some poor souls have to cope with. I feel so sorry for those affected by the water.

Lynda said...

All the best for tomorrow Teresa.

Jan said...

Your projects are fabulous, Teresa; I know they'll be loved and appreciated. thanks for sharing the photos; all that water looks so scary; glad you are all ok. We're having a bit of a downpour here now; nice to see some rain. Good luck for tomorrow and a speedy recovery; I'll be thinking about you. xx

Mistea said...

Gorgeous sewing kit.
Those water pictures are amazing especially the ones with the lovely blue sky and fluffy white clouds.
Best wishes for the surgery and a fast recovery.

Susan said...

Your sewing kit is beautiful. The weather Wally has been extraordinary.....good to hear that you're safe. Good luck tomorrow.

De said...

Fantastic sewing kit! Hope you get home from work ok, and hope everything goes well for your eye surgery tomorrow. xoxo

Sandi said...

Love your chosen fabric, good luck tomorrow with the surgery..

shez said...

someone will treasure your gorgeous sewing kit Teresa and boy i am glad you are all okay,pretty scary stuff happening everywhere,stay safe.xx

Sunnybec said...

Your sewing kit is lovely, love the fabric. Us Brits love to talk about the weather but it does seem to be getting extreme all over the world with all the disasters that are happening. Hope all goes well with the eye surgery. Hugs x

Jenny Watson said...

These are looking mind blowing dear thank you very much for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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Susan said...

Teresa - all the best for tomorrow - Good to hear you are managing - and lucky you have had your power. Some very sad tales ahead of us..

Fiona said...

beautiful sewing and glad you have been safe.. as you say a bit of inconvenience... all the best with your eye op... let us know how you get on..... will be thinking of you...
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Hope the eye op went well. Lovely sewing kit you made. The photos are amazing - so pleased you were safe and it was a great help to have power throughout. We lost power, and our internet was crazy for a few days but nothing serious.
Hope all is returning to some sort of normal in your area.

Clara said...

Oh my God, teresa.... these picture are devastating... I can imagine how worried you are! And you're right.... i's unbelievable when you see a blu sky! Hope everything is going well, now.
Love your handmade sewing kit! Take care.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Your sewing kit looks great and wow to all your flood photos.... Lets hope life gets back to normal for you soon xx

Dianne said...

Beautiful sewing items, Teresa. That lady at L'ucellos certainly has good taste in fabric! Do hope your eye surgery went well. Flood photos are amazing. Australia sure is a land of many contrasts.

DAWNIE said...

Love your sewing kit, and oh wow the floods - terrible

Tatkis said...

Adorable sewing set, and fabrics are sooo beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

KAYLEE said...

I love the thread catcher Teresa, I really do need one of these, are they difficult to make? Yes the water is unbelievable. We come from Rockhampton and all of our families are up there, none of them live in the flood affected areas though, thank God.. My Dad turned 80 on Sunday 27 January and we were meant to go up on Friday night 25January for 2 days, we had to make the decision to cancel on Thursday 24 as the road to Rocky was already cut. I was/am so disappointed to have missed this milestone in his life. We will go up in a couple of months to celebrate BUT it's just not the same.