Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Weird Wild Weather & Sneaky Peek!

WOW! We have been having some WEIRD, WILD WEATHER here in south east Queensland over the last few weeks and today gave us the next installment! Forecasters warned us that yet ANOTHER dust storm was heading towards the east coast and was due to start rolling our way this afternoon. By lunch time, the winds were gale force, practicing to be cyclonic and the western horizon was looking a little hazy. So I did the most sensible thing a gal can do in this situation - I went to a friend's house for lunch, cuppas and catch up chats! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Well, we were just thinking of popping the kettle on for an after lunch cuppa when we were startled by a rather loud rumble of thunder. Hmmm ... where did THAT come from?!?! Before we could poke our heads out the window to see what the crazy weather was doing, there was a rush, a roar and an avalanche of sound ... as hail began to pound on the outdoor area's tin roof - it was DEAFENING!! Lynda made a dash for the driveway to put her recently purchased car in the garage, while I amused myself by watching the hail bounce off the trampoline mat - gotta make the most of a bad situation, right, and it just reminded me of little white jumping beans!! AREBA!! :0) After about five minutes, the hail eased off and this is what the back yard looked like ...

Almost looks like it snowed a bit, doesn't it? By the time I left Lynda's place fifteen minutes later, the sun was out. Hmmm ... wonder if there was enough rain amidst the hail to settle the dust storm before it hit? Or would we just end up with it raining mud like some Biblical plague?? Can I just say ... EEEEEEEWWWWW!!! On the way home, I had to run a couple of errands, so off I toodled. There were a few BIG rain drops squeezed out of the once-again-gathering clouds as I drove along, but there was still the occasional flash of sunlight. Then ... just as I pulled into the car park ... DOWN IT CAME! More hail!! I think it was scarier being in the car, cos I could see how hard it was hitting the windows and windscreen! Thankfully, it was short-lived and seems to have gone ... for now!! What an adventure-filled afternoon!! Thankfully, no damage to the poor little Baby car, so all's good!

Over the last few weeks, we've had dust storms, temps up to the mid 30's, temps lower than 10 degrees, a thunderstorm last night that was all-noise-no-substance and whose only achievement was to scare the bejeebers out of the dogs (they are NOT heroes when it comes to storms!!) and then today, gale force winds, threatening dust storm and hail! What is WITH this WEIRD and WACKY weather we're having!!!! Personally, I'd be pretty happy with warm weather and gentle, soaking rains! Not at all fussy, am I! :0)

On the sewing front, I've been huddling in my cave ... I mean ... sewing room ... over the last few days, playing with the fabrics Marion gave me to experiment with a while back. Remember these?

Well ... I'm out of my comfort zone here, but am about three quarters of the way through the project I've designed to use these and thought I'd share a sneaky peek. Ready??

There you go ... any ideas as to what I might be brewing up??? I'll give you a hint by saying it's not something I've ever designed before. :0)

And on that note ... I think I'm off to play in the sewing room a bit before I have to think about cooking dinner. Hope you're all having a great week so far and squeezing in some stitching time just for you. Til next time ...




Lurline said...

Wild weather, that's for sure! Of course it is a sewing basket cover, LOL!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dawn said...

Oh yak, glad the weather is your side of the woods and not mine... he he... we have had wind, rain , cold and a wee bit of sun...nice for sitting inside stitching...LOL... umm sneaky sneaky.. what have you there my dear?
Hugs Dawn x x

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

This weather is like we are living on another planet...


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jannimary said...

I'm just about over the weather! Mick is off to Phillip Island on Thursday for the Moto GP, so there is bound to be more crazy weather.. there always is for that weekend. Enjoy sitting inside and sewing when you can.

Carin said...

Sounds like wild weather, glad no more dust storms but then the hail may have been worse!
I am also glad that your car wasn't damaged.

Those are beautiful fabrics, from the sneak peek I have a hard time guessing a bag or maybe an apron??

Thinking of you from across the sea, HUGS! Carin

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Oh dear, that is very wild weather and you describe it all so well.
It's going to be another freezing day here in Melbourne.

Hm, Now you have us all guessing-I'm thinking that pretty fabric is some sort of sewing bag?

Wendy B said...

oooo Kris...have you moved to Melbourne????...coz that's what the weather was like when I lived down there many many moons ago!!! lol. You could always come visit up north....nice and sunny here - but the wind's blowing too (not quite the same!) and gentle rains???? monsoonals will be here before we know it!!!lol
XX sugary hugs 'o) Wendy B

Joy said...

It's certainly been weird weather lately hasn't it!!?! We didn't get hail but we had a good dose of rain ... we needed it too :o). I think it must have dampened down the dust-storm - yay ;o)!!
Joy :o)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi there Kris!! :-)

Yep weird and wacky weather here in Melbourne too! I think that high winds are the scariest though!

I'm loving your sneak peek sweetie, love the choice of red with the bright blues. Hmmm... can't guess what it might be... ummm... nah! I'm stumped!!!

Lots of love!
Vikki xoxo

Kerryanne English said...

Weird weather alright.
We got a dose of the dust storm here today. Perhaps it fizzled out down here and didn't make it up to south east QLD??

Hhmmm... you are such a tease - no clue on the sewing project but the fabric is pretty.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Chookyblue...... said...

catching up on lots of posts.......busy girl.......

the weather sure has been mixed up........so unpredictable from day to day..........

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Kris I am with you, give me warm weather ( not hot) and gentle soaking rains any day. I have got to the point I am scared of storms with big winds ( after the flying guinea pigs incident). The earth has truly gone crazy, Mother Nature is having one cranky old year.
I am glad your cute little car didn't get damaged and that you have your own teddy cave to crawl into and create when the weather is wild outside.
speak to you soon, Kiss Noises Linda

Susan In Texas said...

I just love that fabric with the spools of thread - all those beautiful blues!

We're no strangers to dust storms and hail here in Texas. My sister visited from up north last week and asked me what caused all those holes in our window screens. I said "hail" and her blue eyes got big. lol I had never seen hail either before I moved to Texas. It is sadly common here. And dust storms followed by rain that leave all the cars just filthy! We get those sometimes too. The worst dust storm I ever saw was in Arizona, though, the sky turned BLACK! I guess it would be boring if it were always 72F and sunny. lol

All the best,

Sarah said...

Weird weird weather in QLD!! The day we flew out to QLD, we hit the dust storm in SYD, we were delayed for only an hour (which was great as some got flights got cancelled all-together!!). We had a hail storm after being there for a week or so which only lasted about 5 mins. Glad to be back in Tas now, bit cold though lol
x Sarah

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