- The weather people were spot on when they predicted at least 12" of snow for the Puget Sound area and north. It fell a little and we woke up on a Wednesday morning with the picture to my left on our deck.
We had power through that day. We were good even if we could not leave the house. Business was shut down everywhere, power was out most places and the roads from our house were inaccessible. Okay. Just carry on doing normal stuff around the house. And then it happened. The lights flickered a couple of times, I held my breath; but it didn't help. It's gone and the generator is hooked up making huge noise, but making life okay. We only need water! Our community well is without power so we are just getting the gravity flow.
What do you do when you can't run around doing normal stuff like work, shopping, or just coming and going? Outside doesn't work because of the inclement weather and dangerous conditions. Well here is what I did:
Puzzles are an intriguing past time when you are indoors. I threw back the tablecloth on the little-used dining table and we went to work. It's always there waiting for one of us to find the right piece working towards a finished product.
Moving right along to my sewing room. This has been an ongoing winter project for me. I took everything out of this room and started painting. It had a bird cage stencil around the top in blues when we moved in years ago. It's all gone now. Napery from Sherwin Williams is the color I chose. It doesn't show up well here, but I really like it.
So I went through my fabric stash and started sewing. I made a valance for the window and a little wall hanging to match, just for the heck of it. You can see the Begonia Leaf fabric on my ironing board.
With the left over fabric I decided to make a little wall hanging with some bird applique.
This pattern I made up. I appliqued the birds on my machine, quilted by machine, and sewed the binding on by hand.
And while I did all the sewing, I listen to cds on tape. A lovely experience all in all!
If you live in an area where the weather may turn bad and you may become housebound, you can collect some things:
- craft projects
- books on tape
- colors, pens, sketch book
- crossword puzzles
And take a deep breath. Life will go on when the power returns!