Just in case anyone is wondering how my family is doing in all the flooding that is happening in Queensland.
I am watching the footage on TV right now and thinking that the pictures I am going to share are nothing, I mean they can not even come close to the tragedy that is still unfolding.
We live upstream of Caboolture, a city north of Brisbane that is experiencing flooding and evacuations. My brother has evacuated his house which is very close to the Caboolture River, so I am concerned for him and hoping he is okay.
We have had 200ml today, not to mention that yesterday we got about 200ml as well. These photos were taken during a lull in the rain. It has been really full on all day, we got woken at 5am with a massive storm and they just keep coming all morning. We have been flooded in for most of the day.
This next photo was taken by a relative of mine and it really made it hit home to me how bad it was in our own area.
I can only imagine the devastation elsewhere in the state, having 2 young sons of my own I find it really sad and heartbreaking hearing about the children that have lost their lives. I hope people take care and heed the warnings as Brisbane gets inundated over the next couple of days.
If you want to help with the Flood relief efforts fellow bloggers have come up with a couple of ways….
The Gum Tree Designers are asking for your help.
There will be many hundreds of crafters who have lost what is their joy, their hobby.
In our own small way we want to help, and we need you to come along side with us.
We want to collect, and then distribute, a 'New Beginnings' sewing kit for those who need to start over with their craft. We will be posting the kits in bulk to the various quilting groups in each town.
Toni from Make it Perfect is organising bloggers to have auctions and proceeds will be donated to the flood appeal.
Both of these ideas are great and I will definitely try to make a couple of sewing kits.
Lots of hugs for everyone,
And stay safe!