Friday, March 19, 2010


Edited to Add:
Cyclone Ului crossed the coast on Sunday morning at 1:30am, 500kms north of us. Mackay has caught the brunt of it, but as all of Queensland is saying - we have been through much worse, and if you have to have a cyclone, then this is the kind you want! It has been downgraded to an ex-cyclone, and is now a rain depression heading west to Jenny of Elefantz. Millions of dollars worth of damage, mostly to the sugar cane crops, but Mackay is a beautiful city with wonderful people, and they're on their way to being back to normal already!
We got a heap of wind and rain - it's still raining in fact! Some lightning and thunder, and a palm tree in our front yard was pulled up by the roots, with a heap of palm fronds we had to clean up, but that's it.
Thankyou all so much for your thoughts and prayers! They worked!

Forgive me for not having blogged about my crafting the last week or so. We're on Cyclone watch! Cyclone Ului is headed our way, and already the wind is quite strong, so we've been securing everything around the house and preparing, just in case.A cyclone watch has been declared for between Cardwell and Yeppoon, with residents warned to prepare for damaging winds and outlying areas to expect heavy rainfall.

"Damaging winds should develop between Cardwell and Yeppoon during Saturday, and increase further on Saturday night as the cyclone approaches the coast," according to a Bureau statement.

Here's a link if you would like to read and learn some more.

A big thankyou to all who have left a comment on my mushroom pin topper tutorial!


CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness - hope you;re all ok while battening down the hatches.
Did you submit your ace tutorial to whip up?

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

How scary. I am thinking of you all up in Nth Qld...Hope it downgrouds and disappears

teresa said...

Hang in there Amanda. Hope you and your family (all the animal family too) keep safe through this cyclone. Will be thinking of you xx

Sandi Butler said...

Yes, keep safe...and dry.

Valentina said...

You'll be in our prayers!
Valentina from Cyprus



apparentlyjessy said...

Manda! I saw the destruction of the cyclone on the news this morning. I hope you and your shelter are ok in the aftermath. I am thinking of your and your family!

The mushroom pin tutorial is awesome, by the way ;)

bloomize said...

Hi Amanda, I hope you are all safe. Will be thinking and praying for you.

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