I'm calling it "Severe Storm Warning" because, in the first week of May, we had three separate official Weather Service Warnings, each of which involved suspected tornado touchdowns within one county of where I live. One of these was confirmed in my own county, a Force 1 which did in a barn roof!
I didn't have beads for everything so I couched Kreinik #16 braid for the spirals around the funnel cloud to infer rotation, and stem stitch in DMC floss (four strands) in tan to show dirt being stirred up by the cloud where it touched down.
beadlust wrote on May 23, '10, edited on May 23, '10 Wow, Carol, you just took me back to my youth when I lived in Minnesota and a time when I dropped to my belly in a ditch as a tornado blasted through the farm field nearby and spattered a tree full of leaves onto a newly painted 2-story farm house, turning it from white to green in an instant. That same tornado picked up a large motor launch and placed it in the fork of a tree. Yikes... haven't recalled that day in a long time. What a vivid piece you've created to bring back memories in such a forceful way. Congratulations! And may they never touch down in your neighborhood.
rifestitch wrote on May 24, '10 That's really cool!! I distinctly remember the day of the Xenia tornado in 1974 - my hometown, Eaton, is on route 35 west of Xenia; one of those twisters lopped off the top of the pine tree in front of our house, and it came crashing down while mom and I watched - there weren't any sirens going off, so we didn't go to the basement.
If I ever get back out west, I want to storm chase :)
Another row of letters... basically just the letter "z" and the borders left:
Also finished April's Bead Journal Project last week *and* cut the fabric for the April installment of the Black Swamp Quilter's mystery row-of-the-month project (beginning to worry that I won't have enough of my dark red, dark green and yellow solids to finish this piece...)
I struggled with this one. trying to avoid the usual "April Showers" theme, especially since it practically didn't rain at all here in April and was the warmest April on record to boot. So we got April flowers with no showers!
The irony is, it's raining a LOT in May!
Anyway, here's is "April Flowers":
eadlust wrote on May 11, '10 Yes, the weather's a little backwards here too. Still, I really like your piece... got the wind into it too. Great cloud and smattering of rain falling on beautiful flowers! Good job! Robin A.
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