Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hello friends! Hand stitched eggs and what's going on here.

Hello friends!
It's been such a crazy and chaotic time that blogging has just been at the top of the list.  With me still recovering and the flooding taking place, this has  just been a hard few weeks.
We had to leave for a couple of days as we weren't sure what the water was going to do.  We were so blessed to come home to a dry home!  So many others suffered such great losses.  We are keeping everyone effected in our prayers.

I always start off my posts with the crafty project I planned to share, so this post will be the same.  Down below I will share some photos from the flood. I will also be sharing more in another post.
But first........ something happy!
Who doesn't love flowers and beautiful flowers anyway. You can go wrong with these adorable flower dies from Tammy Tutterow and Crafters Edge
I am in love with her sweet little flowers, and the quality of these dies is amazing!
these little flowers are from the die sets she has that have a variety of sizes of smaller flowers.
If you click on the link above you will be able to see them all.

I have admired Tammy's talent for years and I'm so happy to call her a friend.  If you aren't familiar with her blog, be sure to check it out. Her work is amazing!

Tammy's blog

This flooding has effected so many :(
We have lived here all our lives and never ever have we seen anything like this.  It is just devastating!
Below is a aerial photo of our little town and surrounding area.

We are so thankful that our home is high enough that we didn't have water inside, but it was all around us.  Once we left, there was no way to get home.

No matter what road we took, they all had water over them.  That's Dan out there assessing things. I'm in the car with the dogs.. and wheelchair in tow.  It was a scary time.  Not only were we worried about the house and the cabin, but most of all..... our kids.   Jarad was working rescues, as he is a volunteer firefighter/EMT ,and Wes is a police officer, and was stuck in this town with no way to get out even if he wanted to.  Both boys were unable to get back to their homes for days.  Luckily, Jarad's wife Kate was out of town on a trip and Wes's girlfriend Amy was at home in Omaha at their house. 

Our house was basically an island.  The water reached about half way up the front yard.  Our house is in the bunch of trees on the right, in the photo above.
Below is a photo Jarad send us, as he got this close with a 4x4.

I am SO thankful our home is dry.  Our families cabins did not fair well at all.
That is for another blog post. :(

Please keep everyone dealing with this flooding in your prayers.  It was just been surreal to us to see what's gone on.  Never did a ever think I would see anything like this.
So much loss for so many.

Prayers to all

Not just Nebraska, but EVERYONE effected.

Hugs, Vicki


Vicki said...

I love your hand stitched hearts and eggs. My heart coasters are stored in a special place until the next Christmas holiday. I am so excited to get the eggs that I've ordered. And the flood...my heart aches for you, your family, friends and all Nebraskans. People that haven't been through it, don't understand the devastation and trauma that comes with flooding. This is when we need to all join hands and hearts across this great nation. Hugs and prayers for all of you as you recover from Mother Nature's wrath. Special prayers for your recovery...I know that it is a struggle for you right now not to be able to pitch in and help others. It's been a rough few years for you, my friend. "We encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated"...Maya Angelou

Susie W. said...

Each time that I've looked at the photos you've shared on FB, and then the photos above...I'm just at a loss for words. I cannot imagine the losses for so many people. My heart goes out to all those affected! I'm so very thankful that you and your family are okay. Prayers for you, Nebraska and ALL affected. <3