Thursday, September 18, 2008

This Is...

Just a quick post to update you on what’s happening around here. DH and I have been working off and on re-doing our deck. Since he works third shift, we have to work on it when he’s got time and/or feels up to it. So I still have not really done much in the way of getting any art/sewing etc done. Sunday past, we had the remnants (read as very high winds-around 65-70 mph) from Hurricane Ike. We lost power around noon. About half an hour later we discovered a small field fire at the back of the property and the fire department had to be called. They/we worked that for a couple of hours and when it seemed it was out they left but told us to keep an eye out for any flare ups. We stayed out in the wind and watched for a couple more hours until we felt that it was definitely not going to catch fire again. We were lucky we caught it when we did, because with the winds it could have been a lot worse.

Our power came back on the next morning around 11:00 a.m. and though it seemed like a lot longer we are fortunate because there are many people who are still without power, our son being one of them.

My heart goes out to the many people who have lost their homes due to the hurricane. Sometimes we think we have it bad, but there are many others that have it so much worse.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Checking In

Since it’s been two weeks since my last post I thought I’d better let you know I’m still around. I kind of got behind on my blog reading but am slowly catching up and therefore haven’t left too many comments on your blogs, but I wanted to let you know I am reading them whenever time permits. I hope you don’t give up on me here, either.

I have been working some on the lap quilt. Even though I bought fabric for the back, I decided I really didn’t like it after it arrived. So I went back through the stash and found enough fabrics to piece together. I just have the borders to sew on and then I will be ready to put together the quilt sandwich and attempt to quilt it.

I will try not to be so long posting again and hopefully will have a photo or two for you.