Sunday, October 28, 2012

Prepping for "Sandy"

The WCAX-TV weatherman says he has never seen such an odd pattern of isobars over New York City, and he is not one to get really excited.  When all the other weathermen are yelling away over just a few inches of snow, this broadcaster is usually calm and reassuring.  So it sounds like we're in for a wild time inthe next few days.  I went grocery shopping early today, as I usually do on Sunday mornings.  Today the usually quiet store was teeming with shoppers at 7:30 am.  The high wind warnings don't start until 2 pm tomorrow!  Still, everyone was stocking up.

When I got home, we took in the nearly dead mums in pots (which needed to be disposed of anyway) and then got everything off the back porch.  That includes the big wooden rockers which are now crowding the living room.  If they got blown around, they would certainly go through the glass doors.  We also laid down a large slab of granite Chris brought over for next year's new grill.  I think everything in our yard is now buttoned down.  On the news they suggested that people bring in political lawn signs which might add to the general debris expected.  So much for our esteemed candidates!

Then I settled in to finish some borders for Karen's quilt which are quite "fiddly" lines of 3" Friendship Stars.  I have the top and bottom ones on, but the ones on the side will be added after I quilt the three sections and put them together.  This afternoon I sandwiched the sections and started to quilt.  It's going to be mostly stitched in the ditch, but I want to quilt some thoughts into the borders - her name, our town, 2012, and "with love, respect and thanks."  I'll use Golden Threads quilting paper for that part.  I've been worried that I won't have enough backing fabric left over for the binding, but it looks like I figured it out just right.  What a relief!

If the power goes out tomorrow, I will switch to handwork or read with my clip on LED light, depending on the time of day.  It's going to be in the 60's so we won't freeze, thank goodness.   And besides, we have plenty of quilts.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

stay safe! hope you don't get a lot of rain - if you loose power like you say at least you have 60 degree weather that is good. I found a LED lantern in the camping section of Wal-Mart and it puts out a bit of light and is supposed to last a long time - I got it last spring when we were having a lot of storms.