Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Finish and Some Rain

My French General quilt is finished.  It measures approximately 48 X 72 inches, and was entirely quilted on my Janome 6600 with Maxilock thread left over from my clothes sewing days on top and Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.  It is overcast today, and I just could not get light to shine evenly over the quilt for its photograph.

We have had significant rainfall here and we are so happy to see it, despite road closures and flash floods.  Over the last two weeks the official gauge closest to our house recorded 6.84 inches.  The one at the ranch for the same period shows 5.22 inches.  Lake Buchanan is now at 40% of full.  This is the lake which provides our household water.  Lake Travis, at the end of the chain, has received more run off and is at 54%.  I heard on the news that the lake levels would need to reach 70% before water restrictions can be lifted.  So, this weather system which has brought so much devastation locally as well as across the continent has also had a beneficial side.  We are hoping for more relief here before El Nino is spent.


Debbie said...

Love this looks really good. Simple can be the best.
So glad you aredoing good with the rain. Heard about the flooding problems and wondered if it was affecting you. Hoping the rains break your drought and get those lake levels way up there.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, I just LOVE that quilt! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm glad to hear that the rains are providing relief ... and will continue to hope for more so you all can reach that 70% level.