I write this post as Brisbane and South East Qld is coming to terms with the devastation left from this week's floods. It is almost too much to comprehend when I see images on tv and our local suburbs we visit regularly just 10 minutes down the road are consumed with water up to rooftops. I have friends in these areas who my heart goes out to (as it does to everyone is the terrible situation) as their businesses or homes have been severely damaged or destroyed. Our family also lives in Toowoomba and we are so thankful that they are all safe, even though the effects of the ferocious flood that hit their town in particular will be with them for a very long time. We have been separated from our 5 year old daughter who has been staying with my mother in law and family for a few days at the Sunshine Coast but thankfully she is safe and we are able to pick her up tomorrow as the roads start to open.
Our suburb of Forest Lake was thankfully spared from the flood waters, however my husband is out on the frontline as well as members of our family who are in the SES, working around th clock to do everything they can to help with the mammoth task of the cleanup and keeping people safe. At the moment we are cut off from our friends and family who have been affected as the floodwaters still have their suburbs blocked off, but as soon as we can, my family and I will be doing everything we can to assist in the cleanup. Our hearts go out to everyone.
I have not been to my blog since the start of this week since this catastrophe has happened, and to be honest I have hummed and haahed all day about posting a card that I made for my mum's friend on here as it just doesn't feel right going on with day to day tasks while others are suffering, so I will make this a brief post. If anyone wants details at all about the card, I am happy to let you know. The card is made for made for Off The Wall Craftiness #40 and uses the colours burgundy, tan and white ( I have used Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Kraft and White).