Back to the Real World

We are back from our trip. It was lovely, although stormy mid-week. It never occurred to us that the storms were devastating to others in our region of the USA. We are emerging from our cocoon of isolation from all media sources to terrible news of flooding in the midwest. My uncle has lost his home to the flooding in Waterloo, Iowa and has applied for FEMA assistance. Our first clue that something big was going on was that the interstate was closed around Portage, Wisconsin due to flooding and we were trapped on the highway for about 4 hours while they rerouted the traffic in that area. I suppose you saw THIS VIDEO of Lake Delton near the Wisconsin Dells bursting it's banks. We often go to that area for getaway weekends with our children. Our home in northern Illinois is safe and dry, but we are keeping our extended family in Iowa in our prayers.

In regularly scheduled crafting news, my article about Clover Bias Tape Makers ran last week at Craft Critique. I used the opportunity to trim a tea towel with some of the jelly roll strips I received recently as a gift.