While the sun shines outside my window and the birds sing their songs, supper is being prepared in the kitchen by Woodworker Hubby. I am so fortunate...I have everything I could need....family, friends, fabric, fabric, and some more fabric. But while I enjoy a summer day, my blog friend Sue who blogs at Chickadee's Country Cottage Crafts is not in her home. Her home is surrounded by water and she, her hubby, and residents of her community are under a mandatory evacuation order.
Do you know Sue? She is the lovely lady who sent me this Santa Quartet pattern because she knew I loved Santas. FYI, I have been stitching it since January and finished it just last week. I have to add the checkerboard border, sandwich it, and do a little quilting before the table runner is complete. It should be ready for Christmas if all goes well. Thank you, Sue, I enjoyed every stitch!
I met Sue in person when I visited Alberta in April to see my DD. Sue is as sweet as I thought she'd be and we had a great chat about quilting and all things quilt related. Sue lives in the community of High River, Alberta, Canada, one of the many cities and communities in Southern Alberta that was devastated a few days ago by enormous, unprecedented flooding.
Since Thursday, Sue, her hubby, and over 16,000 residents of High River, a community 40 minutes away from the city of Calgary, have been under this evacuation order. At the time of this post, there is no power or water, unsafe roads, and from what we see on TV, the community continues to be surrounded by flood water. Sue has been able to give us a couple of small updates on her blog. Today she posted a link to a news story, a story that has me sending many more virtual hugs to Sue. Please check out her blog HERE to see the story of High River and send her a little note full of prayers and positive thoughts.
In addition, there are some concrete ways you can help. Visit the Canadian Red Cross to make a donation HERE to assist those affected by the floods.
Paulette of Sweet P Quilting and Creations did a great job of sharing another way to help. She blogged about a group of quilters in Calgary that have started a Facebook page to make quilts for those impacted by the floods in Calgary and area. They have about nine longarm quilters that have offered to quilt donated quilt tops and some members of the group have already had a sew day! Great job, gals. For more info, see the Facebook page HERE.
Sue, if you get a chance to read this, know that we are thinking of you and so many others affected by the floods. Our hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts are with you. Take care...