"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FNSI results, and the Power of Nature

On Friday night, I completed two cross stitch projects that I've been working on, but they're both for secret swaps, so I can't show them yet.  Tomorrow, I have to turn them into something purty, so they're presentable as gifts.  One is for the Once a Season Swap, and the other is for the Secret Santa Sack Swap.  I went to bed when I was so sleepy I couldn't keep my eyes open, but when I got into bed, I couldn't sleep.  So naturally, I thought about sewing!  I think I figured out the design of my Santa Sack.  I can't wait to get started on it.

Today hubby and I went shopping for flowers and herbs.  We'll be planting tomorrow.  We also had to go to his dad's local house, (the 90 year old dad from the Kansas trip last week), to take pictures of a tree that had fallen over in a recent storm.

I took a drive after lunch, because I just needed to get out and clear my head.  I may have stopped at the quilt store for a small piece of fabric to finish one of my swap projects.  Whew!  $38 and all I needed was a quarter yard of fabric.  My car then pulled into a yard sale where I picked up a couple of cheap baskets that I want to put some of my flowers in on the deck.  Then I headed down to the river, because I'm always attracted to water when I'm troubled.  My first stop was Dam #5, and I  was amazed at how high the water was.  We've had a lot of rain, and I knew the river wasn't safe to kayak on, but I was shocked by what I saw.  Here is a picture of the dam that I had on my camera from October.

And here it is today.
After seeing this, I went to a couple of our other favorite places for kayaking, to see how they were faring from the high water.
This is a parking lot, that has obviously been under water, and has about 2-3" of mud now.
More mud, and you can't even see the boat ramp where we put in.
Another muddy, lack of boat ramp area.
This tree is blocking what should be another boat ramp, and I'm guessing it was deposited here by the river.
Not quite sure how this guy got here.  I think he/she may belong in the city park, several miles away.
If you've made it all the way through this, remember that I use this blog as my scrapbook, and although these pictures probably weren't terribly exciting to you, I'm easily amused!

Counting my many blessings.............Sunny


  1. Hi Sunny what an interesting day you had ,the storm that you had really did a number on the area,you did good at the quilt shop with the 1/4 yard ,must have seen some goodies there ,I hope you have some nice wheather now after that storm.have a nice Sunday sewing .xoxo theodora

  2. your scrapbook (blog) is inspiration to many others - me included!
    I enjoy trips to the country and the water have a soothing effect to troubled minds.
    glad you shared your outing and happy to read it.

  3. well done Sunny and a lovely post

  4. Hi Sunny, here we are in Spring, watching the water going up, no thank you, had enough of it. I do love you're pictures, it make me realise, that even if the net makes the world little, there is still a hug space in between.
    With all the fabric you have now, you can stay in and relax, have a great weekend.
    Ps poor swan, so alone.

  5. I think the photos were great! We have had lots of rain also and I'll just bet you could kayak in our yard :D

    We finally got out yesterday and mowed and we are getting prepared for another blast of rain this week. I wish it would all end as our basement is leaking and we need it fixed badly. Our home has a leak in the basement too but no one can get to it because they're booked up with estimates.

    I thought it funny that you blamed your car for pulling into the garage sale! LOL I do the same thing...and with the quilt shops too :D

  6. That should have said, "Our 'other' home" :)

  7. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Usually water can be soothing for a troubled mind, but that is something else! I am getting a chuckle that with all that water, the swan is sitting on rocks...

  8. Wow! Those high water/mud pictures are amazing. What an incredible spring we've had.

  9. I love all your photos. The two pictures of the damn are pretty amazing...that's so much more water. Your car seemed to have a mind of it's own when you were out for your drive!!!
    Great post.


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