Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stuck here on our boat during Tropical Storm Andrea.

I guess Mother Nature has a calender and discovered that Hurricane Season is officially here.  No Sooner had June 1st rolled around than she started churning up trouble in the Gulf and we're now getting hammered with wind, rain, and high tides. Just like last year during 'Debby', Andrea forgot to turn off the faucet and our marina has overflowed. 

Normally the water is about 3 feet below our docks. I took this picture before the dock ended up covered in about 6 inches of water. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
Another version of the dress I blogged about in my previous post. This one is LOUD and I love it.

The back with ties.

The back of the panties and I just now realized I should have added a bow!!

And what I really love; matching dog collars (and of course a head band).
 I've been busy making and selling dog collars and baby items.  These are things that are manageable to work with while living on our boat and besides that I really enjoy sewing them.

Hurricane Season???? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Wilbur is doing well but he does not like having rain and wind whistle up his butt when he's supposed to be going potty so he tends to hold it until he's ready to explode. Luckily the rain stopped for a while and the tide dropped enough for me to get him off the boat for a quick break. We both hope this isn't the beginning of an extra stormy summer.


marysews said...

Hey, at least you can lengthen the lines! Stay safe!

laura said...

Oh,man! I'm so glad we didn't have to lengthen them too far. And I'm very thankful that it was over with so quickly. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come!!

Pam said...

I came across your blog and I fell in love with that little baby girl dress with the ruffle panties. Could you please tell me what pattern you used? I have to make that for my 2 granddaughters! Thank you!

laura said...

Pam, the dress is Butterick 5017. I added the band and ruffle at the bottom as it wasn't included on the pattern.
The panties are Kwik Sew K102. I love this pattern!! It does take a lot of fabric but it is so worth it!

Carolyn said...

Glad you are safe! The storm last night dropped a lot of water on us, probably more than Andrea did.