Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fun and Games at the Quilt Shop

It has been quite a weekend here in the Atlanta area. I was teaching a class at Tiny Stitches on Friday, which was a very nice day. I had a session in the morning and then another one in the evening. Morning went fine and actually the evening did also, at least until after dark. Then the thunder and lightening started. It was pretty scary and everyone finally decided to go home a little early instead of staying until 9;30.

I got home in time to see the TV reports of tornado warnings. A tornado actually went right through downtown Alanta shortly after I came home. This has not ever happen before in Atlanta's history - which is a long one. Almost all that was on TV was news reports about the weather but Bill was watching the SEC basketball game and we actually saw the coverage of the tornado hitting the Georgia Dome and other downtown buildings.

We didn't have any damage, just lots of debris around the yard. The next day was Saturday Sampler at Tiny Stitches so we were there early to get set up. Everything went fine for a while until afternoon when the tornado warning siren went off - for the first time. It rained buckets (and we are supposed to be in a drought) and there was a lot of thunder and lightening. Kind of a repeat of the night before.

We took everyone into the back of the store (we had practice like this a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday). After a few minutes the siren stopped so we went back out to continue the day.

Not much longer and the siren came on again - for the second time. Same drill and back to work. The siren came on again for a third time - herded a new group of customers to the back and took chocolate with us this time.

Finally, it was all over and everything was fine. In fact, the sun came out and the rest of the day/evening was great.
Maetha (the shop owner) always dresses up for holidays and she had two head bands - this is the one I wore. The button attached to my name badge says Quilt Diva.

I also have new cute St. Patrick's Day socks from the $1 section at Target but didn't take a photo of them to share. Our anniversary is tomorrow - 13 years.

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