Friday, January 19, 2007

Day after the storm


Just a few moments after I posted yesterday we lost power due to the wind storm. We didn't get it back until almost 24 hours later! Yikes. Not too much damage at our house...a broken lamp and some scratches on the front door when a broken branch blew up against the house and part of the roof blew loose on the garden shed. There are several trees down in the village. The ground was so wet they just blew over.

It is amazing how different today is...bright, sort of warm, and just a slight breeze. The two days couldn't be more different. I did check on the flowers emerging in the garden and they all came through the storm OK.

I spent most of yesterday cutting up strips of fabric in the kitchen. (It has the best natural light and the island counter is so comfortable.) I filled two baskets - one with brights (in the photo above) and the other with traditional fabric. This morning (when the power came on!) I strip pieced some of the traditional. It moves along very fast. I think I prefer using paper as the foundation rather than fabric. I have piles of packing paper in the garage that I may cut up...another blackout is needed for that project!

10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Your brights look like they cam right out of my stash! (I recognize quite a few...)

Dawn said...

Ohhhh, I love your string blocks! But they look too nice to be string Blocks!

Samantha said...

stay sfae with all the crazy weather :-) The string blocks are lovely.

dot said...

Beautiful strings. There is alot of string quilting going on right now. I haven't had the chance to participate yet. I know it sounds like an ecuse, and it is, but I just don't have the energy to switch gears right now. Stay warm.

Lois R. said...

ooo.. pretty! I love the string blocks.

Glad to hear that you made it thru the storm relatively unscathed!

quiltpixie said...

sounds l,ike you made good use of your "storm time" and came through relatively unscathed... :-)

anne bebbington said...

You know Siobhan I knew we'd saved that packing unprinted newsprint from the move for something. You certainly weren't alone with the loss of power - it didn't affect us here in Taunton but loads of people were without. There was a lot of bitching from people about the inefficiencies of the power companies but they were extreme circumstances and I wouldn't want to swap places with them trying to fix it all they were definitely doing their best. One woman was moaning about her side of the street being out and the other side not - but she wouldn't go across and share with her neighbours, silly woman - funny folk some Brits!

Darcie said...

Sorry to hear about your crazy weather, Sio. Glad you're safe.

Darling string blocks! Your fabrics are great...and a spirit brightener!

Sandra said...

Love love love those yummy lime greens! Great string blocks too :-)

Bonnie said...

They look great!! I am addicted to string quilts (though you knew that!) I also do mine on paper to eliminate the bulk of having that extra fabric in there.

Bonnie