Thursday, 17 June 2010

What a day.........

A couple of weeks ago I left a comment on Sheri's blog and won her new book! I know, how lucky am I?



(photo's from Sheri's blog, it's way too dark and horrible to take photo's today)


It arrived today, I haven't had much time to look at it yet but tonight I will be sitting in front of the fire, feet up, perusing.








Thank you Sheri, I can't wait to try some of the recipes too! Oh, didn't I tell you that each quilt has a recipe :o) As soon as the weather breaks enough to give us some light, I'll take some photo's to show you..


This morning we had a storm pass through our area, at about 9.30am the wind whipped around, picked up things and put them in different places!! The wind change brought us a snow shower, icy temps and a wind chill factor around -5!!!!





This water tank belongs to our neighbor a kilometer away, it traveled across the road, smashed the fences, demolished trees and came to rest against some of our Wattle trees. The other one carried on across the rail line into the paddock on the other side!!





Our 120 year old Cyprus trees suffered too....





Gum trees down..........





..and trees and shrubs blocking the driveways.


He Who Works had to stay home and do some cleaning up so that we could actually get out of the driveway (and so I could get to my patchwork group-priorities you know!).

19 comments:

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Nasty weather! And what a beating your trees have taken. Glad you are ok. The book looks lovely - lucky you:)

Deb said...

What a gorgeous book Lizzie, lucky you. Those patterns look beautiful.
hugs Deb

Fiona said...

Gosh that sounds like some wild weather you have had. I am glad that you are both okay.

Hugs - Fee XX

Deborah said...

Wasn't the storm quite amazing.... I thought the roof was going to fly off!! The hail against the tin was very noisy!!

Margaret said...

Oh my! Now that's what I call a scary storm! I used to live in tornado country, so any kind of high winds freak me out. Glad everyone and the house stayed safe!

That book looks marvelous! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. :D

Janice said...

My goodness! That must have been some storm. Fortunately, we only got rain and a cold change, no wind. It sounds like a good day to be indoors sewing and browsing through your lovely new book.

Sue said...

What a storm you had! I hope your gorgeous garden wasn't too damaged.

Micki said...

So sorry that you had damage to your garden. I know how much work goes into a garden like that! Congrats though on the book...it looks great!
Micki

Lynne said...

Ooo, what a storm. Glad you are both safe. Poor neighbour.

Congrats on the win - lovely.

soggybottomflats said...

So sorry to hear of your trees, so heart wrenching. I'm glad "someone" got the mess cleared out for you, lol. Seriously, I am sorry to see your lovely trees suffer so. Glad you're ok, take care, Elaine

Teresa said...

Glad YOU didn't blow away - sorry about your lovely trees. We've had bad weather as well - a twister did a lot of damage about 10 miles from us last week. Scary times in the basement with a portable weather radio!

Lovely new book - what will you make first? Hmmmm...

Teresa :o)

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like a fantastic book with lots of beautiful quilts, congratulations!
That storm passed through here at about 1pm and it was ferocious. We didn't cop any damage thank goodness but it caused a lot of destruction in Wangaratta and the Hume Hwy was blocked just north of Albury from trees across the highway. Lucky that water tank didn't take out any houses on it's journey.

Rafael's Mum said...

Congrats on winning the book! I took part as well and glad to see you won. It looks great!

And now what happened? i go away for one day and leave the net unattended and look at all that.... Are you all ok? Piece of luck that tank did not smash into the house... What a shame of the garden.. it is horrible when that happens. We had a hurricane in England in 1987 and whole woods were flattened. A row of seven oaks (close to the town 'Sevenoaks' lol) lost 6 of them and with black humour in the aftermath there was a proposal to change the name to 'oak' ha ha ha. All this tinged with sadness... we lost so much lovely woodland then, it was hard to see, but luckily all will regrow. Just hope it doesn't take to much to put your wonderful garden back together..

Deb said...

That must have been some storm to throw things around like that and crack trees. Good thing you're safe!

Bronny said...

Congratulations on your win - looks like a lovely book.

I showed the MotH the photo of the water tank and his quote: "Well they were looking at getting another tank for the garden - weren't they??"
Sick sense of humour has hubby.
That storm was scary enough in the office building - watching the horizontal rain turn the sky to dark - it didn't seem to affect around my home though. Hope your garden recovers quickly.

paddysdaughter said...

Winter can be such a mixture where we live - wild wind and rain, snow and sunshine.....roll on Spring....I get very tired of naked trees and the cold.

Linda said...

Lucky you on the book, I also won one, just waiting for it to arrive. Nasty storm, but as long as you are both ok.

Rita Vermeersch said...

Over here it is very warm, but nice.
What a lovely works!!!!!!, especialy "on the village Green, so original .
Thank you for sharing it.
Many regards from Canary Islands
Rita

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh my. That was some storm! We live on an island where there are no bridges, have to take a boat, and deal with hurricanes from time to time. Looks like you really got quite a lot of wind!!! Glad you are okay.

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