Friday, August 22, 2008

Anybody have a towel?

We are still here... and it is still raining. We did get a bit of a break yesterday from the constant rain. The wind was still blowing pretty good though. I'm sure most have you have heard about "Brevard County and it's almost 30" of rain." I'm happy to report that although most of our streets are floodedDSC03617 our house held up very well. I can also tell you that our pool is definitely full at this point.DSC03605
We had a few "visitors" on our pool deck which Richard and Nathaniel thankfully removed DSC03602 Looks like this guy had already had lunch ~ ewww.
We did get out to the grocery store yesterday and man, did we need to get out of the house... but then I guess everyone had the same idea cause it was packed! I will say though, that everyone was going out of their way to be nice and polite to each other ~ guess cause we were all in the same boat, or at least all needed a boat to get to the store. Anyway.. Richard found this DSC03616 which we didn't actually get but how funny is that? I love the name and check out the picture on the label. That's my kind of "time out."
I've spent a bit of time in the sewing room. I made these "With love" bags. It's a free pattern from Joan Hawley at Lazy Girl Designs.DSC03613 Much prettier than the ones you can buy at the grocery store.. doncha think?
I also made this little fabric basket. I first saw it on Sandra Sew's blog DSC03621 Isn't it just too cute. The original link came from Pink Penguin which I've just started reading. She's got quite a few great projects.
And last but not least I cut out all the pieces for a new bag last night. Julianne loves spending time in the sewing room as well and she did these little pieces with the scraps DSC03620 I'm really happy that she is this comfortable around sewing machines.
With any luck today will be the last "no school" day for this non hurricane. The kids are loving it though, one day in school...6 days out. Richard actually was out of work for 3 days as well. Between the flooding (he works right on the river) and the power outages... He did work from home though which was really nice. I like having him here. Well off to start a new day...

5 comments:

Regina said...

I JUST saw those fabric baskets, too but had not had a chance to make one yet. Your With Love totes are great -you pick the best fabric combos!!!

Glad you are not under water. Hope things dry up soon! At least you were not trying to move in the middle of all this - or driving to graduation!

Sandra said...

YAAAAAAAAAY you made a fabric basket - it's soooooooo cute!!! With Love bags are sweet too :)

I hope you manage to escape any damage from the rain ... your pool looks ready to overflow, and that visitor of yours - well ... I wouldn't invite him again any time soon - YIKES!

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for Mommy's Time Out *hic* ;)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Cute totes! That is a lot of water!!

jillytacy said...

Looks like you all got very wet!! I'm glad that you found ways to keep yourself occupied inside during the rain. The bags turned out great! I love the basket and have seen some similar on a few blogs. It's on my list of things to make someday soon.

Monnik said...

yikes - lots of water!

I love that wine... I want a time out!