Thursday, July 11, 2013

The day is done...

The day is done and I am sitting watching a DVD called The Art of Quilting...I watched it some time ago but decided I could use the inspiration again.

I did finish my new smaller version quilt top of Crumbs in the Corner.  I thought I would finish the top and put it aside and start something new.  But I am trying to decide what to use for a backing and wondering if I have any batting left that will fit it.  It is 58 inches square. Also thinking about the backing...I have fabric that I could use, but would almost like to use up more scraps on the back.  I guess I will have just have to let the idea float around in my brain for a while.
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All that being said, we really had the rain this afternoon.   And wind...
This big old maple tree blew down in the yard of the neighbor directly behind us.
It will be a mess to clean up. It was such a mess we could not tell if his garage received any damage or not.
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Then there was our yard, well mostly garden.
 The wind just beat our garden up...even though the tomatoes were tied up to stakes, they were still whipped around a lot.
 Below you see the few bell peppers in the front part of the photo.
 This was taken after we picked the peppers and Roger tried to stand them back up.  They were almost laying flat on the ground.
I have cut these up and put them in the freezer....we picked them to take the weight of the plants.

Besides this, there was a limb blew down in our yard from the neighbor's yard that tore down bot my clotheslines.  Roger cut the limb up and he got the clotheslines back up after the rain finally quit.


13 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

Sounds like a lot of damage! So glad no one was hurt (I am assuming so since you didn't mention it)! It's always sad to lose such a big tree. And I know you spent a lot of time in your garden, just to have it ripped apart by winds, but isn't it wonderful that you were not the ones being ripped apart!?

Ginny said...

Oh MY!! I hope you can get everything all fixed up again and your garden will be alright! Looks like a hurricane hit things!!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's so disappointing to wait for a garden to grow and then have wind come along and create havoc.

It'll be interesting to see what you chose for the backing fabric, Rose.

Montanagirl said...

My goodness, that sounds like a terrible wind/rain storm! Your Green Peppers look beautiful though.

Quiltedtime said...

Oh, I feel badly about your garden. Hope the plants recover without too much damage.

Sandra said...

so sorry that lovely old tree went down and that your beautiful garden was damaged. i hope they will still grow after being stood back up... glad you are safe though, i saw all the damage that storm did all across the NE... i do the same thing with my photo playtime, think about it and let it sit in the brain for awhile. i also watch video tutorials on youtube to learn new things

don said...

That must have been some rain storm. The peppers look good.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh how awful---for your neighbor and for you. Our tomatoes and peppers are just about where your are in terms of ripening. Betsy in Tenn. talked about the huge amounts of rain they got. Wind can be so damaging. I hope the weather improves. MB

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wow, that was quite a storm. Glad not more was damaged nor anyone! Take care.

Betsy Adams said...

Mercy Me... You all had a BAD storm. We had some rain last night when the front came through here --but only about 1/2 an inch --and no wind much... I complain about all of the rain we have had --but at least, we haven't had any wind or damage this summer....Too bad about that big maple tree...

Glad you could get your garden back to 'order' --and glad Roger would fix your clothes line....

Hope you don't have anymore storms like that..
Hugs,
Betsy

CDH said...

Yikes! Glad no one was hurt! The peppers look good! Hope your garden "heals".
A look on the bright side? At least you wont have to rake leaves this fall! :)

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

We had some wind like that the other night but no damage here.......at least not this time. The wind likes to blow good here. The peppers look great.

Mary said...

Glad the tree didn't hit your house. What a mess. You must have had really high winds.

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