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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Black Forest is burning, burning. . . :(

And it's not far at all from us. Only 7 miles away it is doing this to some 100 homes:



Wind has just shifted our way now, with ashes already drifting into our yard. Right as the heat wave starts soaring and gusts rise to 30-35 mph, creating extreme fire-fighting conditions.  :(

We have the Air Force, Army, National Guard, and numerous fire companies working hard on it. Only time will tell what happens for us in Woodmoor. 

In case we have to evacuate, too, Heather and I are gathering the most important things, ready to toss into the truck and car. Of course, quilts get stacked right from the start - here's the beginning of our gatherings.



Yes, my Dear Jane work is in that drawer. No way is it getting left behind now that I'm so close to being finished after two whole years of work!!  Oh - gotta add the cat carriers and medicines box. . .  And if there's still room I'll throw in my Sapphire machine.  So, I'm off to gather those things. 

Pray for us, but especially for all the families who have already lost their homes.  :(

38 comments:

Becky said...

Yikes! My husband is a wildland fire fighter. It looks like it's going to be a very bad year. I hope you stay safe and that your house is spared.

Shannon said...

I'm so sorry! Although I'm in tornado country now, I grew up in wildfire territory and it's really scary. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you guys are safe and don't have to evacuate!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I pray for you and your home and your safety.

Sherry said...

Praying

grapes and hearts said...

My thoughts are with you and your neighbors! Somehow the weather has gone wild. There are so many families loosing their homes over here - due to high waters in rivers... if one could just send the water over to you ;o(

Carol said...

Lots of positive thoughts and prayers to all of you in that area. Scary!

Miriam said...

Stay safe Lyn!!
I hope the wind changes to blow the fire away from your home (and everyone else's homes!)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh my... I certainly will. So scary.

Nedra said...

I wondered how close you were to the fires. Oh my. I have been saying prayers all day in your behalf. Keep us posted.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Praying, Too. Keep us Posted!

Debbie said...

Oh, how scary. Will prayer for your protection and safety.

Queenie Believe said...

Prayers ascending.
Stay safe.
Always Queenie

Amy said...

Sending prayers your way!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I hate that for you. Hopefully you will not have to evacuate. Stay safe! Praying!

Teresa in Music City said...

Praying for you all Lyn!!!! What a horrible thing to be happening - God bless!!!

Laura said...

I'll be thinking about you and the firefighters too. Hope they get this under control.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry to hear this, Lyn! I hope you don't have to leave, especially in the middle of the night. Or at all! This must be so unnerving. I will definitely say prayers. (Gosh, I hope you're even able to read these comments!) Bless you, my friend. Linda

Sharon said...

How scary! Stay safe. I will pray for all

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I hope you're okay and the spreading is stopped!

Julie Fukuda said...

My son fights forest fires all summer so out eyes are always on the Western States. My prayers are heading your way.

Donna~~ said...

Very frightening! Hope the fire is soon controlled. Would definitely take your Dear Jane! I don't have much of value, but would take the baby photos and the quilts (done and in process). Seems too soon after you moved in to have to think about packing up stuff!

Kathy said...

Hope you receive some rain soon! That fire is too close for comfort and living with the threat of evacuation is not fun. We are so dry here too and forest fires are my biggest fear where we live!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Prayers from Texas!

Barbara Stanbro said...

Oh my. Stay safe, Lyn.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I hope you stay safe....not a pleasant time. Praying for you....

Dana Gaffney said...

Don't forget any photo albums you have, digital is so easy, but those old pictures are so important. Our evacutation plan has photos, important papers and cash.
This is so stressful, take good care of yourself.

piecemealquilts.com said...

Stay safe - I'm sending good thoughts your way. And I second Dana's suggestion about photo albums. My aunt and uncle lost everything in a fire and the thing they most miss are the photos.

creativedawn said...

Stay safe. Praying for all who are affected by the fires.

Sandra said...

My heart goes out to those that have lost their homes as well as those like you who are still in danger.

Heidi said...

So scary to see the headlines with homes lost and threatened; stay safe!

Judy said...

Wow, here's hoping that they get the fire contained and that no more homes are lost.

Jenny said...

I couldn't even imagine what you are going through right now. You will be in my thoughts.

Celtic Thistle said...

Thinking of you and your family and hoping you stay safe.

Glinda ♥ said...

Stay safe, Lyn, you are in our prayers x

Wonky Girl said...

Praying for you. Hope you went ahead and left the area. Fire that close and wind in your direction......
If there is anything I can do to help don't hesitate to ask. AZ is not that far away.

ANudge said...

I have been on vacation and not know where the fire was. Praying for you all!!!

Lynn said...

I hope all is well with you Lynette. Take good care and I hope the fires get under control.

Gari in AL said...

Since it is the 19th and you have not posted I can only assume that you evacuated. Hope to hear from you soon: kind of worried. Our son and his family are in Falcon so we have been getting updates but that does not tell us how you are doing.