The news flash has just been televised advising our little town that we are officially on cyclone alert as we are in the path of Ului, due to touch down on the coast in the early hours of tomorrow morning. We are 130 klms from the coast but there is nothing between us and it. Locals have warned us of major flooding, roofs off houses, no power, and a lot of land damage...but we are not going to be impacted the way those on the coast will be. Pray for them, please! So much of Far North Queensland has been devastated by cyclones in the past years and now some areas must brace themselves once more.
This is my first cyclone...I admit I am a bit nervous about what we'll experience.
So, I thought you might want to keep me company this weekend by making a table runner alongside me while we sit out Cyclone Ului. Even though you are over there, and I am over here, we can still stitch something together don't you think?
I have drawn a simple Oopsie Daisy to applique into four corners of a table runner.
I am using 36, 5" charm squares PLUS 4, 5" appliqued squares for the outer corners.
This will be 40, 5" squares all together - my table runner will be 5 squares across by 8 squares in length.
When I cleaned out my sewing room yesterday I made plans for much of my fabrics, and for this project I am using my 'Blush' charm squares.
If you want to make this with me you can download the Oopsie Daisy template HERE.
Not sure what I'll bind mine with yet, but I have a few choices on my fabric shelf.
If you're joining my "Ului Table Runner" weekend challenge please send me a photo when you finish and I'll do a show and tell here on my blog next week.
I'll also bend the rules on the 5" Charm Square Challenge this month and allow any one who makes this to add their name to the entries (I stipulated no more than 20 charm squares for the Challenge, but this project uses 40)....
So come on, grab that charm pack or start cutting 5" squares. :-) You'll be my sewing companions this weekend, and I really appreciate that.
Before I sign off on this post I want to show you what some new stitchers have made!
Lone has finished the embroidery and colouring on Blossom's Garden Angel stitchery, and she has done beautifully!
And look at Karen's very first stitchery! She asked for some advice on stitches and when she sent me the photo of her finished work I was so impressed!! These primitives are wonderful!
Colleen is not a new stitcher, but she sent me a photo of her 'Pretty In Pink' Table Topper from my design in last month's Patchwork & Stitching magazine. It's so pretty!!!
Blossom's 'Garden Angel' design, and my 'Pretty In Pink' design can both be found HERE in my Etsy Store.
God bless you all, and may our Lord keep our coastline safe from the fury of this cyclone,
PS: The 'Buy 1 Get 1 free' pattern sale is still on in my Etsy Store until Sunday midnight. See HERE for details.