Monday, May 2, 2011

change of plans

Our weekend for adults turned into a family weekend but we had a great time at the beach on the bikes. We took out kids with us to the biker event, wonderful weather, safe ride, and good seafood. We were just so thankful to have our homes and families in one piece after the terrible devastation that took a lot of the northern half of Alabama hostage last Wednesday. We lost power for a couple of days but we were already headed out so even that was a minor inconvenience. So many communities were destroyed by the tornado. It was a mile wide and  traveled 189 miles on the ground. It was worse than watching the movie Twister because it was real. We were watching it wipe out the town about 60 miles southeast of us and knew it was headed for us. It touched down hard again about 5 miles south of my community in a connecting community.  It is good to see that people pull together an help each other out in these difficult times. The churches have been filled with people donating time, supplies and prayer for those in need. has great coverage of the storm and relief work if you are interested in seeing. On the stitching front I managed so sneak in an hour here and there for my VS Gingerbread Tree Etui. My goal is to complete by the fall retreat where Thea will be producing another lovely project. I didn't make good progress at the  last retreat so I hope to show I do actually stitch at this one!lol  Well I must feed the troops. Can't stay in blogland forever.(you know it takes a while to get caught up when you have been away for 4 days)



  1. Can't wait to see your tree progress. I too am trying to catch on my blogs.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  2. HI :) glad you had fun away .. sorry to hear about the tornado that happened ... so far so good on the stitching me thinks you will get it finished in time :) love mouse xx

  3. Great start! So glad you had a good weekend!

  4. Glad to hear you had a good weekend. The ones that don't turn out as planned sometimes turn out to be the best! :)