08 September, 2008

Sewing Up A Storm

We were due to receive Hurricane Hanna on Saturday, the forecast was for lots of rain in our area but as it turned out, we received only a trace. The storm took an easterly track and followed that path north on up the coast. Our Bee sew-in day had been planned for weeks and I worried as the Hurricane approached that we'd be rained out or lose power, I even had a nightmare that we were on site, at our local retreat, lost power and were stranded! All my worries were unfounded, but... we did sew up a storm! Oh, yeah. Ten women, all in one place with their sewing machines roaring and thread flying can sew up a storm to the category level that even the healthiest hurricanes only hope to achieve! We wound down from the day's gale-force sewing winds at a table in a small restaurant nearby, over Italian food, planning our next tempest. Hanna met her match.
Life is Good!

11 comments:

Nancy said...

The rain came to Near Philadelphia, instead. I had gone out to Lancaster on Saturday and driving home, there were times when I had to pull over because I could hardly see!! Did get home safely but had to pry the fingers off the steering wheel . . . .

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like you had a great time, I'm happy to hear Hannah didn't cause you any harm!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Glad to hear it.

Janet said...

That is a great comparison! Looks like you had a great weekend in spite of the threat of a storm.

Libby said...

Surely gals sewing up a storm can hold a storm at bay . . . glad you had a great time *s*

Nane said...

Thanks for the photo...we all posted it today!

KarenF said...

Is it ironic that my DH said of the piece I worked on, "it looks like a hurricane" ?

(for those that weren't there, that was a compliment!)

quiltteacher said...

The pic is great. Happy smiles from all the quilters.

Teresa said...

I forget that we are neighbors - kinda sorta - but I was happy to see Hanna skip on by too. I thought - oh no - another H hurricane, memmories of Hugo still so clear to me and that was almost 18 years ago. Your retreat group looks like fun!

MARCIE said...

Hanna pretty much missed us too. We got a good deal of rain and wind, but nothing serious. I always fear losing power to my sewing machine!

mamaspark said...

I think I could feel the "sewing storm" here in MI!! LOL