Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More water than you can imagine... and the Giveaway WINNER

Well... it has been an unexpected 6 days of crisis and emergency state here in my home city of Calgary. I was born and raised here and in my 30 years I have never, ever seen this bad of flooding. It's unreal.
So my apologies for the very late announcement on the winner of my mystery sampler giveaway. It's been... well interesting.
We had my parents here for a couple days as their home was evacuated (they are only a couple blocks from the park which hosts the river). Thankfully we found out on Saturday that their home is unaffected and they were allowed to return.
For myself and my man our home is near the top of the highest hill in Calgary. So we were never in any danger of flooding. However my office is inside the downtown evacuation zone and I have been unable to go to work for a few days now. The photo to the right is only 10 blocks away from my downtown office. It's making everyone anxious as there is a lot of work to do, but with no power and water in the access streets it's impossible to get there until the city allows us. I'd talk more about this but honestly it's just so overwhelming and we've been so immersed in it for so many days now that I am running out of energy to put into the situation. So for now I'll say if you want to know more and see photos that Global Calgary has the best coverage.


Thank you so much to everyone that participated, tweeted and shared the giveaway in various ways. Everyone was given their name in a hat for the number of times they earned an entry.
The winner is:

Here is what you've won Kim (please email me with your address so I can send it out):

Part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler.
It's super cute and looks like a nice, quick stitch.
I'm hoping to start mine sooner rather than later. 

Thanks to everyone for their patience and to everyone that has sent me a private message thank you so much for your concern and well wishes. It is likely to be a long road in Calgary to see some normalcy again. And some of our infrastructure will never be the same, but at the end of the day the loss of life is incredibly low and that is what really counts.


sharine said...

Best wishesxxx

Annie said...

Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy cleanup of your town! So sorry you are having to go through this.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

I was wondering how you were doing, I'm glad to hear that you and your family are okay :) There seem to be so many natural disasters going on throughout the world lately, it's frightening.

wilma b said...

We've seen so much coverage on all the flooding...I have a niece and nephew in Calgary, and both of their homes are also high and dry.

cucki said...

best wishes..and lots of love x

Miamina said...

Glad to hear that you are ok and I hope that the clean up isn't too bad and there wasn't too much damage. Hopefully things will return to a more normal state very soon.

I don't think anyone would mind about the delay with the giveaway! It was a very kind thing for you to do and well done to Kim! It looks like a wonderful chart :)

Sending you my love and well wishes x

Claudette497 said...

So glad that you and your parents still have dry homes! I hope you can get back to work soon!

Denise SA said...

Glad both you and your parents were not affected. Hoping everything will get back to normal soon.

Bekca said...

I'm so glad you escaped the worst of the damage, here's hoping the waters ebb away soon. Congrats to Kim!

jdnrob said...

I was catching up on reading blogs today and was reading yours. I noticed that you are doing Maryse's cottages of the month. I too have been working on them, but backwards...I never received March's pattern. I emailed her over a dozen times and got no response. I assumed she can read English, being a French blog. Anyway to make a long story short, would you be willing to send or email me the March pattern? Right now, the project is packed away with most of my stitching supplies because we have built a new house and my new craft room has yet to be painted. Don't want to move everything twice.
I would really appreciate your help with this. I would be able to send you a picture of mine started with just January and February if you wish.

thank you for considering this for me. Joan Robertson

Brigitte said...

Good to know that you are safe and sound and that your house wasn't affected by the flood. There was also a major flood in my country two weeks ago and so many people lost everything they had. Even their houses because they had to be torn down when the water had gone.