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Thread: Making use of the wet weather

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    We are experiencing devastating floods here. We are OK but it has been raining practically non stop for days and days and it is best to keep off the roads and inside, so I have been able to indulge in guilt-free sewing. This is what I have made in the last week, except for the teacher's bag which I made my granddaughter for Christmas. Funnily enough her 19 year old brother thought it was really cool. She has moved to a town in the country for her first teaching job so I have made the cushions for her new bedroom and the needlecase for emergencies. One of the cushions coordinates with a quilt I made for her.

    And a pretty bag just for myself
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    Cushion to coordinate with a quilt.
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    Tote bag for the new teacher in the family.
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    Needlecase for emergencies.
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    Open needlecase with tape measure holder.
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    Heirloom lace cushion with some lace and crochet made by my mother,and 90 year old lace given to me by a 92 yr. old friend
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    They are all beautiful.

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    Aww you make her feel special knowing you sent some of you with her. Your talent reflects your love. SO nice.

    Truly hope the rain doesn't do as much damage as it does good. I never knew you had MonSumes there as they do in Asia. Well, they do have them many places as in California USA this past month. I'll keep you in my prayers.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    enjoy your quilting --fingers crossed you say safe

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    I've seen some of the video of your area & the flooding. Really looks frightening. Glad you are safe & enjoying stitching away. Your work is lovely.

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    beautiful work

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    I do hope you are in a safe place. The news cast we just saw here in Adelaide was terrifying. That huge wall of water that hit Toowoomba was devestating. It is expected to arrive in Brisbane tomorrow. So make sure you are in a safe place and have an escape route planned.

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    What varied and beautiful work! We've had a lot of rain down here in Somerset too but nowhere near as serious as you're experiencing down there. Take care and stay safe. Keep sewing too!

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    Now that's being productive!! Good job!! :thumbup:

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    my goodness your a busy lady. they are all very pretty. I think the lace pillow is my favorite.

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    Your projects for your DGD are lovely. She will get lots of comments and think of you when she uses her teacher bag.

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    Beautiful work, love all of them! Please be safe, will keep you in thoughts and prayers!

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    Beautiful work and I love the Teacher tote bag! Hope all the rain will let up for you soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Beautiful work and absolutely gorgeous lace. I hope that the floods stop soon and that everyone will stay safe.

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    All are fabulous :!:

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    Love your teachers bag.

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    Wow! You do lovely work! Keeping busy with these can keep your mind off of the storm issues around you.
    Will keep you in my prayers!

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    You have made some beautiful things. I love the lace/heirloom pillows. You made good use of your being inside. Prayers that your flooding will soon be gone. Take care. God Bless.

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    wow great stuff

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    What wonderful things you have created. It saddens me to see photos of the devastation in Australia from the floods. My heart goes out to you and your country.

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    Hi Caer Urfa, whereabouts in Queensland are you, hope you are all ok. My husband and I watched as Toowoomba was flooded and I cried, we were both born there and it was to watch the furniture store where we bought our first bed being destroyed, or the hotel across the road where I worked before I was married with so much devastation. So many memories for us, We have friends who lived at Murphys Creek and haven't been able to contact them.

    Hope you and your family are out of the flood area

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle
    Hi Caer Urfa, whereabouts in Queensland are you, hope you are all ok. My husband and I watched as Toowoomba was flooded and I cried, we were both born there and it was to watch the furniture store where we bought our first bed being destroyed, or the hotel across the road where I worked before I was married with so much devastation. So many memories for us, We have friends who lived at Murphys Creek and haven't been able to contact them.

    Hope you and your family are out of the flood area
    We are in Brisbane but high and dry. The devastation has been dreadful. It must have been terrifying for those people in the wake of the tsunami. I hope your friends are all right, Murphys Creek was in the thick of it. I have a nephew and family in Toowoomba and am waiting to hear they are OK. He is manager of Harvey Norman and I don't know if they were in the CBD?

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    they are all beautiful, you are so talented

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    So pleased to hear you are not in the midst of all this. It seems since Christmas I have been constantly phoning family to see if they are ok. Relatives in Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gin Gin, Toowoomba, brother in Dalby and Aunts and Uncles in Brisbane.

    We are in Far North Queensland in Ingham, and we had minor flooding on the Christmas weekend but nothing major

    Stay dry

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    Your work is beautiful. Stay safe.

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