This is the gully washer we got yesterday right at nap time.... so I did not get to sew as I was with a very frightened child who does not like thunderstorms. We got 2.32 inches of rain in one hour and got a bit of a lake in our front yard. The tree is probably 50 feet from the road so we had a good amount of water in that area and over the bottom of the driveway. Once the thunder stopped and the sun came out..... the kids put on their boots and were walking around in it away from the road. Lets just say... the water was slopping into their boots it was so high! The joys of childhood - I think they had more fun doing that than swimming around in the pool that morning! Since no nap boy was so cranky I would not take them to the pajama story time last night and once he got over that (about an hour of whining and crying) and I suggested we do our own story time at home - we had a fun program. Crafts - made stars and moons and taped to the walls. Some poems from Shel Silversteen - Where the Sidewalk Ends and then I read them 'The Quiltmakers Gift'. Then it was song time and we went around the house to The wheels on the Bus and then the Hokey Pokey (Dad walked in from work while that was going on - he just smiled!) and then we finished with Trixie who is dog (a really weird book!) and The cat in the hat by Dr. Suess. Then we made popcorn for their bedtime snack. All in all, a good evening with the kids. Oh - and all that water was completely soaked in by 8PM that evening.