Well I did do a little bit of stitching tonight, but is was hard to concentrate. So tonight LHN Ornament I was going to do All is Calm, but I realised that I must have looked at the stitch count for the bonus chart Bless Our Home, and I had precut my fabric, and stitching the bigger pattern would have been pushing the boundary.
DJ Tickled Pink In Stitches commented last night or was that today :D that she wished she could have watched me hand dye my fabric. So DJ for you a dyed another piece of linen tonight. I don't think I have mentioned that I will be stitching all of my January Crazy Challenge on Zweigart Belfast 32 count linen, over two... that's over 2 DJ! Not one!
Well first I wash my linen. Usually in the kitchen sink. Give it a quick rinse.
I hang on my clothes horse, and allow it to drip dry, remember to put either paper or a towel underneath for the drips.
Tonight it is Queensland's turn, not fire, but water. Flooding after years of drought. Record flooding we have had so much rain that dams (water reservoir) have gone from 5-20% capacity to over full, some holding 160%. I don't know how they work that out.
The death toll, as it stands at the moment is 10 confirmed dead of which 5 are children. Nearly 80 missing of which there are real concerns for 15.
Evacuations going on all over the south-eastern corner of the state. Some people being force to leave their homes for a second time in a 10 day period. Whole towns being moved.
The news footage is horrific, people trapped in cars. Cars, trucks, shipping containers, houses being swept away. They are calling the flash flood that hit Toowoomba an inland Tsunami with a 2 metre (8 feet) wall of water. One small town the first they knew this was happening was when a house hit the local pub.
Now all this water is heading towards Brisbane the states capital. I have a brother, sister-in-law and two nephews that live on the outskirts of Brisbane. They are fine, up high, but the roads are now cut. All that matters is that they are safe.
I could go on all night but to give you some idea of how big and widespread this is Queensland is the second largest state in Australia, and 75% has been declared a Natural Disaster. Here is a map I 'borrowed' from the Queensland State Government website.
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