Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NYC Under Water but I'm SewHappy.

Never in a million years would I have ever imagined the great NYC forced to its knees.  And you are probably wondering why am I SewHappy about that. 

Hurricane Sandy swept through the big apple and left herself a legacy.  The great NYC-- the city that never sleeps was forced to come to a halt because now LIGHTS were out.  Electricity out, tunnels and subways closed, fallen trees, broken power lines, and the residents of NYC left to take it all in.  I drove through the area of Canarsie and was amazed at Sandy's end results.  Beautiful home awnings cracked from fallen trees,  streets blocked by fallen trees, huge trees uprooted-- all by wind and water....

But that's not all the water damage was severe.  Streets were flooded therefore homes with basements were flooded.  As I drove through Canarsie everything that was once used in the basement of homes were now damaged and left for the garbage pick up. Beds and more beds, TVs, furniture, carpets, you name it and it was lost.  The great city and its residents were left to start afresh but more importantly to slow down.  No one could go anywhere because the train stations were heavily flooded.  It was stated that it would take NYC transit at least a week to get all the water out of the stations.

We weren't even going anywhere driving because the streets were flooded, the tunnels were closed because they too were flooded, and our cars were floating down the streets and on top of each other.  NYC had come to a halt.  The city that never sleeps was forced to stop. 

And never mind trying to call a taxi because they were all buried in water.  Can you imagine the insurance claims that would come after this.  Hertz received over 3500 claims today just in Brooklyn.  WOW! 

But this blog is all about my sewing ventures so in the midst of all this chaos, I was SewHappy.  I was SewHappy because I did not suffer a loss of electricity so I had all the time in the world to concentrate on my love -- sewing....I couldnt go anywhere or do very much so I was attached to my sewing machine.  So, here are some of my Sandy pieces. 

The first night we learned we would get a storm I found a great piece of fabric in my stash.  It was only a tiny piece so there was not much I could do with it so i decided to turn it into a mini dress.  I initially made it for myself but my niece decided it was all too cute and she needed it so I sized it down for her. 

I love this little number.  Nothing oh so fancy but it is certainly a great lounge dress that you can dress up or put on some tall boots and go. 

The other Hurricane Sandy pieces will be featured in the next blog.  I decided that I don't want this blog to be so long you get tired of reading so check out my Hurricane Sandy Pieces post.  But here is a sneak peek.


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