On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, my son and I were quickly unload the truck as a storm was coming in quickly, when I noticed a twister(starting to sound like a storm chaser) just south of our farm.
We hurried and got inside.
Justin brushed it off but then we heard about it later on the news.
Here is a video of the tornado taken on the North Dakota side by some storm chasers.
This is the second time in my life witnessing a tornado that close.
It is so surreal you can't believe your eyes.
This is a picture of a storm over my house last August.
I was working in the field when my old dog came out and wanted me to go home.
She was relentless and kept going in front of the tractor so I headed home and this is what I saw as I came down my lane!!
I hope this is not a sign of the summer we will be having!!
I have decided that my next project is going to be a redwork piece.
I did consider doing this one is another color but why mess with a good thing!!
My girlfriend, Maryann is doing this and I have admired it for sometime.
So I am starting with the candy cane clothesline.
I traced it on my white with an extremely fine red marker and a used fusible muslin on the back of my piece.
The girls at Out of Hand Needle Arts in Calgary suggested it to me.
I used this for my 'Garden Growing' piece and really like the weight and feel of it. It is still light and airy but has some structure to it.
I think it also helps to hide the stitching on the back from showing through so much.
This is where I am so far.
With no more tornado sightings maybe I can complete this in time for Christmas!!
Looking for SUNNY skies...