Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sweet Vintage : Retreat : Storm

I went hunting on Etsy last week for some crochet flowers and found so much more at Sweet Vintage - my goodies arrived yesterday....beautifully wrapped....



with these wonderfully coloured crochet and fabric flowers inside....



here's some more info if you would like some too....


Thanks Jodie! I can't wait to put them to good use.

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Well the instructions for my classes are done for the Wave Rock Retreat this weekend and I have already packed for them too. Just need to pack some supplies for my own creativeness now. To tell you the truth I have only just unpacked from the last one in October. See you in Hyden on Friday ladies!!!!!!!!!


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If you didn't already know we had the most amazing storm come through Perth last night which caused so much damage. Cars have been destroyed, roofs have fallen in and flooding is widespread. As we are on rainwater we always let the first little rain flush out the pipes and clean the dust of the roof. Then once it's been raining a little we cap them again and the clean water then runs into the tank. Last night's rain was so heavy that I couldn't get the caps on because their was so much water rushing out. Like trying to cap a geyser. It's funny now but at the time I was cursing Steve being away for work and not being here to do this rotten job (believe me it's not the first time it's happened this way).

As I dodged the lightening and ducked from the thunder overhead it took me 2 attempts to cap the main pipe. I was drowning alive. Gemma came to help me but even together we couldn't get the darn thing on, yelling at each other to be heard over the sheer noise of the storm. Eventually after waiting for the rain to ease just a little (and almost crying thinking about the water we weren't catching) I managed to get it on. Times like these I wished I could have taken a photo - I'm sure you can imagine though.

I dragged in the furniture from the edge of the balcony (don't know why cause it was already soaked much like me) and after a warmish shower (we have solar hot water - cloudy day means we need to put the booster on which had not been put on),I first thought about gettin my camera out and captured this from the verandah....


I know we have been doing the rain dance for the last couple of weeks but so much in one go was just diabolical. We have two dams on our property, one very low and one was empty which is now half full. I know there are alot of people and businesses alot worse off than us, so I do hope it's not too long before they are back on their feet.

OK I'm back to some packing. This might be my last post until I get back so have a great weekend everyone. March is nearly over!

6 comments:

Gigga said...

Looking forward to seeing you and I LOVE all your layouts. Can't wait. Drive safely....

jodie said...

Thanks Sharon! Glad they arrived safely. Have fun using them on retreat!

Jenny said...

It was a horrible few hours - we still didnt have power at work yesterday and had to farm out all our pallets of stock as they are FROZEN goods !

HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AWAY HUNI

Have fun and the retreat and taking your photos xxx

Luv Jen xxx

AshleyAnn said...

Oh my goodness I want loads and load of those crochet goodies. Love them!

Jenny said...

How was the weekend away ????

Aussieleigh said...

Hey Sharon...thanks for the great classes on the weekend - the LOs are so versatile and will be scrapped again and again!