Monday, March 13, 2006

New beginnings


Well, the picture didn't come out as well as I hoped -- but this is a tablerunner I made last year -- I finished it two days after Easter, of course! I bought this as a kit; the applique is all fused on and sewn down by machine blanket stitch. I loved the rich colors of the design and especially the lilies on the sides.
I am getting so antsy for spring, I just had to get it out now and put on the island in the kitchen. Last night we got those storms Finn was talking about -- the tornado siren went off about 9 pm and we headed to the basement, dogs in tow. Pita (the big dog) is terrified of thunder, so he spent the next two hours shaking like a leaf and sitting in my lap or Bill's. We finally closed him in the bathroom in the basement where it's a little harder to hear the thunder and no windows to worry about. JR slept on our bed last night -- which he is usually not allowed to do unless it is thundering. We had tornado warnings -- which means one was sighted, lots of heavy lightning and thunder and rain. Today it is windy, windy, windy and we have a 30% chance of snow for the next 3 days. Gotta love March in the upper midwest. Funniest part of the storm last night -- we never lost power once -- and we usually lose power if someone looks at the power pole out front wrong! (vbs)

Went to the library today and checked out two more audio books: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.

Gratitudes

1. Aaron got the job he's been trying for for a month!
2. The nuclear plant sirens.
3. The library.
4. Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups in Easter colored foil.
5. Crossing things off the to-do list.

13 comments :

Linda_J said...

I've been wondering all day how McLean, Dewitt Counties as well as the 3K area fared in the storms since I read on the news headlines about Springfield. My mom didn't call so I'm guessing okay but will check the Pantagraph online in a bit.

Mary said...

The table runner is very spring like. Here in Georgia spring is already in bloom and this weekend it felt like summer already (too soon for that!).

We're expecting some storms later tonight but although there are tornado warnings west of us I don't think the storms will be as strong when they reach us.

cher said...

pretty table runner-nice to look forward to spring minus the rain!

Laurie said...

Joanne,
The table runner is too cute for words! I love it!

We had 2 tornado warnings here yesterday but it all went north of here.
Hugs
laurie

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE That bunny, makes me itchy to do a kitten... (I know I have a 1 track mind!) Glad to hear you are safe after the storms... I am ready for spring too! I just love the daffodils!

Laurie Ann said...

Love love love the table runner! Glad you and the dogs are safe after the storms. I had a dog, named Thunder (ironically) who was also terrified of thunder. He would go to the furthest corner of the basement and hide.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great table runner - and it is finished in time for THIS Easter -so aren't you happy you didn't put it off last year?

I am glad that you weathered out the storms - the weather can be so unpredictable.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Laura said...

That wind then came our way! I thought it was never going to stop blowing.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, I read that when I was younger and loved it, I am going to have to re-visit that book.
The table runner is just gorgeous!

Dona said...

Great Easter Tblerunner. Glad you weathered the storms intact. Roscoe and Lady always run for under the bed during a thunderstorm. Sure glad they are few and far between in my little corner.

Finn said...

Glad to hear you are safe...such nasty storms they were..so much damage.
Great table runner...love the bunny..*VBS*

Jan Mac said...

I love the table runner and it's pretty spring colours.

Vicky said...

TGIB is my all-time favorite book!

Your runner is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

I love that little table runner!