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Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Night with Friends...

Last night was FNwF; lots of people around the world working on projects and then sharing via our blogs. 
My evening turned out to be a little different to what I had expected. Yesterday, my part of Queensland was deluged by heavy rains which caused flash flooding in some areas. The road north was cut off in a number of places due to water over bridges etc. DD1 rang as she was leaving work asking if she could come to our place as she couldn't get home...her housemate was in the same predicament so she would be comng to us as well. I raced around changing bedding and bathroom cleaning, but I could have taken my time as the traffic was in gridlock...a 10 minute drive took nearly 2 hours. In that time J's (DD1's housemate) car had broken down and a police officer had helped push it to the side of the road. My wonderful DH went to 'rescue' J and eventually we had both girls home here. There were lots of tears, but hot showers, dry clothes, food and red wine soon helped. 
The girls took a 'selfie'...they were dressed in track pants and some new T shirts of DH's...they looked so cute in the 'big clothes' :-)
Eventually the girls and I sat down in the lounge room and I started my FNwF crafting...
This month it was crocheting again...I've continued to take small/tiny squares and make them bigger. The pile of 10 inch squares was growing, when another K4BN member dropped in last Wednesday with some donations, including some crocheted squares. This meant that I almost had enough squares to make a new blanket...
Yvette's lovely squares..

Last night I enlarged the last few squares and with the 9 from Yvette, I had the 30 that I needed.


The pile of tiny squares is getting smaller...

And I even started to crochet the squares into strips...

Update on the girls...J's car still won't start and the RACQ is unable to attend to all calls, so the girls have gone home to Griffin in DD1's car and will continue to call the RACQ number. It's a lovely sunny day and the washing machine is working hard! 

14 comments:

Marilyn Barber said...

Crocheting projects are good when you have an interrupted night. Your rug will be lovely.

doodles n daydreams said...

Yes we heard on the news that you had a bit of a storm in Brisbane, it sounded pretty bad. Pleased to know everyone is safe and well.

Diana

margaret said...

that sounds a storm and a half, friends in Maryborough emailed to say their roof was off ready for a new one, not sure if they had it as bad as you but they had a busy time mopping up!The crochet squares are coming along well and I am sure someone will love it when completed

Lyn said...

That must have been an awful storm..saw it on the news over here..so lucky for the girls that they had somewhere to shelter and good company for you too..

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad everyone got home safely. It certainly was some downpour wasn't it. Good work with your crocheting.

Vireya said...

Glad to hear you are OK after all that weather! Nice to have a bit of impromptu company.

Maria said...

Sew pleased all are okay.. Bet the girls were very happy with their big dry warm clothes...
Your crocheted rugs would be much loved by someone..

Dorothy said...

Hope you're ok - the storms and rain has been terrible and I feel very sorry for all my friends up north. Stay safe. xox

Lin said...

Glad they are both safe Maria. Great work with the crochet squares. xx

Cynthia said...

It good your daughter and her friend were able to find sanctuary in your home. What a lot of rain. Your squares will make a pretty blanket. You are so industrious!

Katherine said...

STay safe up there with all the weather events. Love the crochet and I do hope that everything is ok where you are.

SuperMomNoCape said...

You certainly had a productive FNwF! I'll bet it feels good to have used up so many small squares and have started crocheting them together to make a blanket.

Susan said...

It certainly was a deluge - luckily I was working at home that day and keeping an eye on the water level in the back pergola area. Hope J is sorted by now.

Magny said...

Looks like so much fun. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing.