Good morning, everyone. It's not been a bad night, weather wise, with just some rain but the wind is now picking up considerably and by seven Beeb says it will be dangerously strong. It's supposed to be our Slimming World group at nine thirty but I seriously doubt whether it will happen and even if it is still on, I seriously doubt I will go unless the predicted winds don't happen.
I am as prepared as I can be. Everything is charged up, I have filled a few flasks (must have my coffee) and planned for cold meals, if necessary. We don't usually lose power round here and, when we do, it tends to come back fairly quickly, but you never know, do you? I've cleared anything that might be dangerous blowing about in the garden and moved the bins to the side of the house where the walk through served me and the neighbours not joined to my house.
Now to wait . . .
Yesterday went fine. I did as I planned; popped into Aldi for a small food shop , mostly vegetables, and then went on to Hobbycraft where I found my thread after a bewildered couple of minutes searching along the rows. There were SO MANY! Obviously, I did have a nosey around the whole shop but there was an awful lot of plasticky Easter stuff around - chicks and eggs and stuff like that. Not my thing at all. There was some nice fabric but I'm not looking for a sewing project right now.
In between bits of housework I did some more back stitching and got all that finished. The pattern gives French knots all over for snow falling but I don't think I am going to add them as I like it just as it is. Apart from anything else, my French knots are somewhat 'erratic' at the best of times.
So I've set that aside with the other finished projects (I'll try to remember to take a photo of it); I need to decide which, if any, I want to have framed now. There's a fair number and I thought maybe it would be quite nice to have a 'seasonal' display, now I have discovered those damage free hooks which, by the way, really are damage free and come off easily once you've finished with them. So, if I have three of four pictures for each season, I could chop and change with the seasons.
Anyway, I've started another one. Not one of the two I bought last week but another old one, a stack of teacups with NO BACK STITCHING! Hurrah! Plenty of stitching to keep my fingers busy, some patterning to keep my brain engaged but no back stitching!
Here it is. I thought it would do for a summer picture.
Today looks pretty much a day for staying inside and counting my blessings, I think. As mentioned, SW probably won't happen and I'm hoping that the cleaners don't turn out either, unless the winds have died down considerably, although I will have the home ready, in case, of course.
Please, take case, everyone. If you're lucky enough to escape the storm, that's brilliant. If not, don't make any but the most essential journeys out but stay safe and warm inside. xx