Flooding, Snowing, Dogs and Stitching

We have had a lot of precipitation lately…snow, thick ice, sleet, rain, more snow, etc. The ground is a muddy quagmire and the creeks are swollen. The last thing that we needed was torrential rains for a 12 hour period. If I go to the main road and down the street, I am literally going down, to a lower lying area, and that is always prone to flooding from Chartiers Creek.

Yet we do not generally have MAJOR flooding. Just last month I showed a photo of what happened down that way behind the American Legion….

This time it was even worse and there were instances like this all over my county with road closures, mud slides, flooded basements, etc.  ( Washington County, PA. )   Uniontown in Fayette County had a tornado.

What is quite rare is what occurred in my neighbor’s yard and mine. There is a sort of underground stream that may bubble up but this is generally something that might happen once every few summers after days of rain. This was after just one hour ( and yes eventually some it  of ended up in the basement but it wasn’t too bad :)  This was at dusk which is why there’s such a blue tone to it, plus it was pouring out there.

There was one day to dry out a wee bit…and while my older dogs don’t tear up the  yard too much, I babysat Merle on Friday night and in to Saturday and he’s two years old and runs like crazy through the yard…you can see the muddy areas around him in this picture. All of the pictures of him running are a blur…he’s too fast for me :) I’ve loved this Rottie-Lab mix since he was a Christmas puppy present for the grands a few years back.

And now we are back to this…more falling as I type and more expected overnight.

I have no shortage of projects to work on for Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy’s Quilts:

  • I have one border left to tie on the baby quilt.
  • I am about half way through in regards to binding the Botanical Quilt ..
  • I took a break from them off and on to work on this EPP Starflower ; just one more connecting piece to do. These take awhile….


And much more progress on hand quilting Rose of Sharon

In regards to this bizarre off and on weather that we’ve been having my DIL took a picture of the kids at the bus stop the other morning when we were ALL enjoying a freak break of 61 degrees ( before all of the flooding rains came )  This is not normal attire waiting for the bus in PA in February )

Whatever your weather has been , it’s  been a heartbreaking week for our country /not one stitch that I’ve put in to any of these ongoing projects has not been full of sorrow, anger and pain.   YET AGAIN . If you want to see the NRA money flowing in to your politicians see my previous post. 

You might also enjoy Gingerbread and a Christmas Puppy ( Merle )

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16 Responses to Flooding, Snowing, Dogs and Stitching

  1. Karen says:

    your weather has been worse than ours. We have been having on and off rain again and our drought will be over by the end of the week. We had one and half inches of rain this morning and the front yard was flooding, dry tomorrow and then more rain by Monday night through Thursday – we might get 3 – 5 more inches – I hate when it all comes at once. The ground was already a little wet from on and off 1/4 inch here and there over the last couple weeks. We will be happy for dry weather again.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello , we could use some more rain here. Our lake is low. I love cute Merle, he is a handsome dog. Cute shot of the kiddies at the bus stop. Your quilt blocks are beautiful. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

  3. Gail says:

    Wow…that’s a lot of water! We are supposed to get over an inch of rain on Tuesday. The snow we have will soon all be gone with warmer temps. Love the fan quilting! I should try that on one of my quilts someday.

  4. Deb says:

    Oh no! That is just crazy weather! I remember one day in feb in VT – hit everything – sunny and hot in the 70’s to rain, freezing rain and snow. Mother nature sure is throwing a tantrum. Hugs and keep on stitching.

  5. Carla says:

    Oh my your are wet. We have been in a drought since last fall. Had some wild fires in January but nothing that wasn’t put out quickly. Thankfully! We did get some rain Friday night 9/10 of an inch. I am sure our trees are very thankful. Hopefully more will come this week here instead of your state. Love your Rose of Sharon do you cut the fabric our behind the larger applique you are hand quilting thru? I know some do and some don’t.

  6. val says:

    Ugh…rain gets so messy! What is it with little boys wearing shorts in the winter! LOL!!!

  7. Deborah says:

    Wow your weather has been crazy and all that flooding with more snow. Hopefully an early spring will head your way. Love the Rose of Sharon progress.

  8. Joyce says:

    Well, that darling pic of the grandkiddoes brings some sunlight to the dreary weather. We’re expecting our rain during the next week – flooding, too. Crazy winter weather this year, like yours – bitter cold followed by a few warm days, and then back again.
    I think all of us quilters enjoy quiet time at home that others spend fussing over what to do with those long hours.

  9. Love the photo of the grandkids. :-) Your quilting is beautiful, and the weather, well, it’s probably getting pretty darn old by now. Hope spring comes early for you.

  10. When it rains a lot, sometimes it floods my patio because I have bricks up against the fence to keep debris from my yard from going into my neighbor’s patio space. I have to run outside and quickly move a brick or so or I’d be completely flooded.

  11. Margie Miller says:

    Your work is lovely but your weather is terrible!

  12. CathieJ says:

    I am glad that I am not experiencing the weather that you are. You seem to be taking it with stride. I love your Rose of Sharon quilt. It is so pretty.

  13. Kyle says:

    Glad you have plenty to stitch while the weather sorts it self out!

  14. Kim says:

    Yikes, that’s a lot of water. It’s been falling here by the bucketloads, too. The tide is high and that’s been a problem…

  15. Christa says:

    It has been a heartbreaking week for our country! It seems that this kind of ruthless disregard for human life is happening more and more frequently. Very sad!!!

  16. Glenda says:

    We are having unusual electrical storms for here, we usually just get rain for months on end during the wet season, last night I watched the longest electrical storm ever. Was sad to read how bad you are been hit by your floods, nothing worse when it gets in side your home. We live on a ridge so have very quick run off so don’t get the flooding. Glad to see you are able to sew still in all this nasty weather. Keep safe Cheers Glenda

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