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Anita's Stitching

I have begun stitching in 1978. For the last 10 years, my stitching has been with "smalls". I love to use beads and ribbons and always looking for new ways for finishing. My email addresses is

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What happened in September

I am so glad that September is almost over. I had my birthday early in the month and then Hurricane Ike came and visited us. We live 40 miles from Galveston, Texas. We live in the evacuation zone of Hurricane Ike. We did not evacuate because my husband said it was only a catagory 2. We would be fine.The wind started picking up around 3 pm on September 12, Friday. The wind was very bad, the storm surge was horrible, and the rainfall was very limited. My 5 years old son was so mad at the noises outside the house, "be quiet, I am trying to sleep here." It was a scary experience. We suffered minimum damages as far as roof, trees, and fence. We lost electricity for 7 days and I lost all my food in the 2 refrigerators but we were lucky to have water and hot water. The regular phone service did not work for 5 days and the cell phone was useless. I was told during a diaster period, text message is the best way to keep contact. Thank you for the ones that have emailed me and kept me and my family in your prayers.

Here is a link to show some of the damages around the areas:

I am behind at least 2 weeks. My list of things to do are just getting longer and longer.

I have not stitched much but I did work on new designs. A 15 sides biscornu(font and bottom and I don't have the side pictures taken yet) and a needleminder (there is a magnet in the middle to hold needles). I am still working on the needleroll design and they will be available in October.

here are some pictures:

here is my attempt to do a beaded edge, I definitely am not good at it, I don't know what went wrong:

Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting my blog.

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Blogger Oma said...

Your work is beautiful as usual & I am happy that you only suffered minimal damage due to Hurricane Ike.
I looked at a lot of the pictures and it blows my mind why anyone would want to live near the Gulf or Ocean when the houses they live in have to be built on concrete and wood posts. Hello! I realize that having an ocean view is very nice and all but I for one would never want to live there. Ike was almost as bad as Katrina.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous alessandra said...

Oh my God,Anita !
The immages are terrific...How are you...?
Sorry but I don't succes say you what I think but I think about you .
I hope in better days,
With my heart....

6:48 AM  
Blogger TinaTx said...

Glad you made it through with minimal damage. Hope thngs get back to normal for you soon.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Milly~ said...

Glad you and the family are safe Anita.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hi Anita,

I can't even imagine how scary it must be to go through a hurricane, and I am so glad you and your family are safe. Take care, and don't worry if you get behind. The fact that everything is OK is the important thing.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous angi said...

how nice is to read you again over your blog!!!
your 15 sides biscornu is really stunning and, as usual, perfectly finished.

10:54 AM  
Blogger angelasweby said...

Anita hi there,
I'm so sorry that you and your family had such a bad time during the storms. Thank goodness it wasn't worse. It sounds as if Michael was very brave. The link was amazing. It's not until you see photos like these that you realise the terrible disaster it was for so many people. It's devasting. I hope there is plenty of aid pouring into the area.

So sorry i missed your birthday. i hope you had a lovely celebration. Your stitching is so beautiful - as ever :>)
Hugs, Angela

5:52 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks for the sweet comments.

I am new to blogging, but I will try to explain, just follow these steps

Go to Dashboard after you have logged in to your blog.
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Hope that helps.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Hazel said...

My goodness! So glad you are all okay! xx

7:03 AM  
Blogger tkdquintmom said...

I gotta do one of those 15 sided beautiful.

9:13 PM  

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