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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our Downpour (Non Quilty Post)

I was in town this morning at the Guild Meeting and on my way home when my boys called and said we had a creek in our yard. We received 3 1/2" + of rain in a very short amount of time. Traffic was very slow going of course with many pulling over. Most of the road ditches were full and some running over. The boys took a few pictures so wanted to share them.

..................................................Front yard during the downpour

Same Front yard.......................Rain letting up

Our Temporary Waterfall......Our Temporary Creek

Left side of house.......................Backside of house

Rain escaping the rain gutters


  1. I have heard that South Dakota is really getting dumped on! I have a brother that lives in Sioux Falls. He emailed they had 16 inches last week.

  2. Last week the new world record Hail Stone was delivered in SD too. If I remember right they said 8 1/2 inch diameter.( I am so glad it wasn't here. A couple of days ago another storm hit on the road headed to Hill City, Custer and Mount Rushmore areas, many, many vehichles were hit with hail and ended up with broken windshields. It's been really something..