Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm flooded in ...

So I sewed this ... It's BWOF 6-2007-120 and is the last top for my SWAP. I don't know what the fabric is, but I know it is not contaminated by natural fibres! It's more olive green than it appears in this picture, has a lovely weight and a very nice drape to it. It barely creases, seems to press well and no doubt will wash and dry perfectly. It has an almost crepe like quality in the weave. I've never sewn with anything like this before and it wasn't too slippery to sew. In fact, I am rather pleased with it. The best thing about this is that the fabric was an offcut I bought at the op shop for the princely sum of 50c!

As the rains don't show much sign of leaving, I may well be flooded in tomorrow as well. These are the joys of living on rural acreage in the subtropics! I am the second last property at the end of the valley. I have five creek crossings between me and the other end. Last night when I came home I could not get in, so I stopped at my friend Hunter's house in the village end of the valley and drank some nice Shiraz. The gauge showed the creek was over the causeway by 700mm. Way too much for my Subaru. I waited until low tide at 8.30pm and it had dropped to 400mm, which I know from experience I can cross. If I can get across the first crossing, the rest will be lower so by the time I get to the fifth crossing, near my property, the water usually isn't over the road at all. Hunter was chivalrous and told me he didn't want me to cross in my car in the dark, so he brought me home in his much larger and heavier Land Rover.

I thought I'd go down and get my car this morning and all would be well. No such luck. The crossing nearest my house was a raging torrent and was almost a metre underwater. I was going nowhere! It's been up and down all day, but not enough for me to cross. And the rains keep coming. I may well get my SWAP finishied this weekend ...

3 comments:

Gail said...

Funny I thought of you when the ABC announced flooding on the mid-north coast. Thanks for the info about a SWAP - I should start one too. Blouse is looking good.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I like that blouse! No flooded creeks here in DC, but I am soaked up to the thighs from my walk to work this morning.

kbenco said...

So this is what I get for having a house on the highest hill in town, I should have planned better so that I would be forced to stay home and sew when it floods.
Seriously, I hope you are not too stuck.
Karen