Wild weather everywhere…

My heart goes out to all those people in Queensland Australia who have suffered the most horrendous weather conditions in the past few days. They have already suffered their fair share of misery lately with the weather – without this latest hurricane to add to their woes. And I hear that there is more bad weather on the way for them. My thoughts and prayers especially go to the ladies from Townsville and Innisfail in Queensland. I met a number of ‘Embird ladies” from these towns and cities when I taught at an Embird seminar. I really enjoyed myself and loved meeting them so I was upset to hear that the ladies from this area have been dealt a blow from the weather once again.

I also have the folks from the USA who are also suffering adverse weather conditions at the moment in my thoughts and prayers – especially those from around Oklahoma and surrounding areas. I do have contact with many people in the USA so am very aware of when you are suffering as well. I hope that you are all okay. Look after yourselves…

We had our own little “weather bomb” last weekend when we had 300mm rain (12 inches) fall in a few hours. Our holiday home on the Coromandel took a battering and we had 6 inches of water through the rear of the house and the garage. As a consequence we have lost all the carpets, the floorboards (they are chip-board), the skirtings, and the floor tiles in two bedrooms, the bathroom and the laundry. Thank goodness it is covered by insurance. After having our major house fire 4 1/2 years ago I am always very conscious about insurance and the holiday house is covered. It’s just a great pain in the neck as far as incovenience goes for us personally,  but it’s nothing compared to the weather in Queensland and the USA – or even the house fire like we had in 2006. None of those things you would like to repeat. But hasn’t the weather around the world been crazy these past 12 months or so…….

2 Responses to “Wild weather everywhere…”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hi there
    I have created another lesson as a fund raiser for the people of Christchurch. It will be available later today at Secrets of Embroidery. Embird have also kindly donated 5 registrations of their Embird Text as prizes which will be drawn at the end of the sales period. My total proceeds from the sales of this lesson will be donated to the Red Cross Appeal for the earthquake victims. Many thanks for your comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed our country. New Zealand has had offers of help from all over the world. How amazing! Thank you.

  2. Mary-Mike says:

    Sending prayers and blessings to the people of Christchurch after today’s devastating earthquake. I had the pleasure of visiting NZ just before Christmas (I’m from Colorado in the US) and spent time in Aukland, Coromandel, Rotorua, the Waitomo caves, Hot Water Beach and places in between. It was a wonderful visit to a beautiful country with delightful people. We didn’t make it much further south during that trip, but hope to go back and visit the South Island. We hope folks in that part of the country are able to get out of the city to safe areas.
    If you choose to do another benefit fundraiser for earthquake relief, I’d love to contribute in some small way to help the victims. If you know of an agency that will funnel contributions to the right people, please let us know. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skill and love of the embroidery arts. I recently purchased your newest Embird tutorial and am learning tons. Many blessings, Mary-Mike

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