Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scary Storms In Ohio

The stormy weather finally have left here. Friday I headed for Millersburg to get groceries. My friend Chris called me on my cell phone, we decided to meet in Millersburg. I was ahead of her by 20 min.. Chris called said she couldn't get through because there was a tree across the road. I Told her to go around to another
road I knew. Then my husband calls me and said there was a tornado warning headed right for me. I drove to where my son works, Exodus Cycles. I felt better,we watched and the storm went north. Chris called she made it and I went to meet her. We went to a few stores then we parted and I went grocery shopping. While I was in the store my husband called me again and said there was another tornado warning. MY heart can't take this. LOL!! So I head out to go home watching for a tornado and anticipating what I would do if I saw one. Keeping an eye on the ditches, cuz I would of jumped in one if I would of saw a funnel cloud. I got home safe.
Saturday around 2:00 we heard the tornado sirens AGAIN!! I called my son in Millersburg and said it's coming your way. There was a tornado that did touch down in Sugarcreek yesterday.Sugarcreek is very close to berlin and Walnut Creek. I was right in the area the day before. It rained really hard here and our fields flooded. Our corn is up about 20" , the water receded so hopefully it won't be bad.
My sister Rena called me this morning from Catawba on Lake Erie. She said her and my nephew Joey were in tornado shelter all night. They were camping and the fire dept. knocked on their camper to wake them up. The tornado didn't hit where she was though. I'm thankful that no tornadoes touched down because others in Ohio weren't so lucky.
Yesterday I finished this rug since there was nothing I could do outside. I love this rug! It is one of my favorites that I have hooked. It is an adaption of the pattern from Country Stitches Brenda Gervais. Hope everybody has a great day!!


  1. Julie ~
    Sounds like your weather has been much worse than ours. We did have a big storm come through about 4AM this morning. High winds and lots of rain, but I've not heard of any tornadoes touching down, but then again, have not had any news on. So glad you and your loved ones are safe and hopefully no damage has been done to your crops.
    And as usual your rug is stunning!
    Pug hugs :)

  2. Love your rug Julie, it turned out great!!!!!

  3. Blue skies finally here in Southeastern Ohio...Wicked stormy weather here also... We were ending south from Canton when we heard Tornado Warnings for Holmes Co.

  4. Glad you are safe Julie! Tornados are so scary.... and to have so many warnings so close together has to be very nerve wracking! We have a tornado warning here up until 8:00 tonight... though tornados don't really happen here... take care and keep on hookin'! This one's another beauty!!!

  5. So glad you are safe, what a scary time, we had tornadoes close to us last night, I'm in Indiana. I love your rug, I can't wait to learn how to hook..have a great week Julie.

  6. I love the rugs also. Brenda has some great patterns.
    Keep you eye on the sky, be safe.

  7. Hi Julie!

    I just happened across your blog and just wanted to say how great it is to meet another fellow Ohioan. I live in Orrville.

    Your rugs are just awesome!