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Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquakes and Friday Nights at home...


I was woken up this morning at 4:36 a.m. with Ryan coming down the stairs telling me..."MMMOOOOMMMM, the house is shaking". I can understand that if we lived in California, but we don't. Nope! ILLINOIS!! Near St. Louis, MO. I was woken up by it as well. I was absolutely shocked. The bed was shaking, windows shaking, a nice rumbling sound, and dogs barking. DH came home from work about 20 minutes later. He's like what are you awake for...my response...you didn't feel the earthquake?...his response...It must have just been a train. So I get up out of bed, turn on the morning news, and there is the report. He couldn't believe it. Then about 10 or 10:30 this morning, I was at work, with a patient on the table after her cardiac cath...and all of a sudden there is another one. The x-ray equipment was shaking, the floor was shaking really well too. AMAZING! That one was 4.5 or something like that. Needless to say, this evening DH and I called some family down in Cape Girardeau, and they felt it all the way there too.

I don't have much stitching to show right now. I did finish the piece for JCS, but of course, I can't share that. I don't have a lot of progress pictures. One thing I've been stitching on, but it's for an exchange. I do have some exchanges that I received that I can show you though.

This was stitched for me by Irene for the Hooked on Exchanging Pinkeep exchange. She really did a great job. The second picture is an Elizabeth's Designs design for the Here's to Ewe exchange on the SBEBB. Aren't they both beautiful!!!

Friday night in my house...this is typically what is going on... various groups of my children playing video games.

A couple of cards that I scrapped for a challenge on the YUKU Scrap N Chat board. It was a challenge where we were supposed to use ribbon slides.

Last, but not least...pictures of my funny cat. This is Patches. She is about a year old. She sat next to my laptop tonight and decided to go fishing for the ice cubes in my soda. It was hiliarious!

I'll write again soon with stitching and family updates.


Irene said...

Hope nothing was damaged or anyone hurt in the earthquake. Glad to hear you like the pin keep. Patches looks so cute, I guess he didn't notice the bird next to the glass :)

Lennu said...

Hi Melissa, I have been trying to find your e-mail address, but I can't find it :) I want to thank you for the lovely Here's to Ewe exchange!! Could you please e-mail me at lennustitching@gmail.com, so that I can e-mail back to you :)

Patches is such a cute cat, I just love the photos :)

Kim B said...

Melissa - thank you for commenting on my blog! I am in St Louis! DH and I moved here a little over a year ago from AZ (he grew up here). The earthquake was terrifying! DH grew up here and said he never felt one either. And I'm so impressed that you do model stitching for JCS. I could never dream of being that good :)

A said...

Oh, I have such a soft spot for little orange kitties! Patches is adorable :)