Sunday, May 10, 2009


I'm so glad we have a basement. I'm such a chicken when it is stormy. I woke up at about 6:00 Friday morning and the local weather man was saying we were definitely in for it as far as storms go. He said there would be Definite Storm Damage. We always have severe spring storms in the Ozarks, but Never have they said that!!! Needless to say, I loaded up all my important stuff and got the basement ready for the sirens to go off. Around 8:10 they sounded. I don't think Springfield's storm was ever officially called a tornado but the straight line winds were clocked at around 80 mph. They called it a deuresho. sp? Like an inland hurricane. Here's what our patio furniture looked like afterwards.

And this is the school grounds just across the street from our house. This was a huge tree!

Luckily there were no injuries in our city, but three people lost their lives in SW Missouri.

Just earlier in the week (Tuesday) at the school across the street again, we heard a firetruck. I told Mickey it sounded lik
e they were in our living room. He said, "they practically are, they're going into the school parking lot!" Then they kept coming. One, two, three, four Huge fire trucks, an ambulance, rescue people. It scared us to death! We knew something was going on at the school that night. This was about 6:30 in the evening. Come to find out a portion of the ceiling had collapsed!!! There were about 100 people inside including children. They were having a PTA fundraiser BBQ dinner that night. We quickly heard from another neighbor that no one was hurt there either! We are having some good luck in our little city. They said kids had been running back and forth in the hallway that collapsed all evening. Just happens they weren't in the hall when it fell. They held school at a neighboring church for the rest of the week.

On a much lighter note I got in the dye pots this past week also. I have started a new rug for in front of my kitchen sink. It's a Primitive Spirit pattern titled "Chicken in the Garden".

I'm doing it in a no. 9 cut. My first with this large a cut. I'm lovin' it! I dyed antique black, lichens, robin's egg blue, mossy and sea mist blue. Oh, and Pepperberry and bubblegum pink. All Karen Kahle colors.

I love her dye colors. They are such clear colors. They just match my decorating colors in our home perfectly. For the antique blacks I used Emma Lou's recipes. Hook book black, antique black green and antique black.

And here are some spring pictures from my garden. In the sprin
g we have mostly pink, lavendar and whites blooming. I'm going to try to incorporate alot more white in the garden this year. It really glows at twilight. Especially way back in the yard. It just pops out.

Hope you have a wonderful sunny week.
Also, I'm working on stuff for my Etsy shop. Will try to list some tomorrow. Please stop by!



Jasminmoon said...

Hi Sheri! Glad to know that your ok...scarey stuff,huh??? Was upstairs getting dressed and decided that upstairs was not a good place to be...we were without power for a while...still others in the corner that are still powerless tonight!

Look forward to seeing you soon in Eureka...

Love and light,

Joanne said...

Sheri - glad you are okay! Bad weather like that is scary - you just never know! Wow your wool looks wonderful and so does your chicken!

katie said...

Good to know all is well in your neck of the woods. Looks like you are having a great time in the dye pots and dyeing some great looking wool. I love the fence with the wool on it, such great fun.

Ter'e said...

Oh Sheri! Glad you are safe and sound. I hate tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. I have lived thru all three! UGH!

I was so anxious to see your little chicken and my first thought was "I hope she has hooked those chickie lips first!!!!" I see that you did. What an absolutely darling pattern this is. But then, I love anything that KK designs. Such fun patterns.

Keep hooking girlfirend............looks like you are having a ball! >^:^<

Jacque. said...

ohman, I hate storms, too! I have my stuff all ready for us in the basement. I love the woolen colors you dyed...really great colors! Stay safe!

art spirit said...

Sheri! Love your dyed wool..great colors...makes me want to get some dying done! And you new rug..just WonderFUll!!!
Glad you are OK...we have fires and earthquakes here to contend with...