Saturday, October 27, 2012


In case you haven't had the radio, television or computer on in the last couple of days, the mid-Atlantic and New England are preparing for what has been dubbed "Frankenstorm".  If it does what they think it will, three storms merging into one megastorm, it is going to be a rough ride.  It looks like the worst of it is going to go just north of here, but with a storm as big as the one predicted, we will be impacted.  Everything that we can do to prepare has been done - bathtub is full of water, bottled water ready, laundry done can you tell I freak at the thought of not having water - it is one of the negatives of living in the country, we are on a well and when the power goes out we don't have water, everything that needs a charge to operate is plugged in and I have enough cross stitch pieces on large count that I will be able to stitch, if not by candle okay battery-powered lantern but *that* does not sound like roughing it at least by whatever daylight we may have.  There's also enough food that doesn't require refrigeration or cooking to keep us going for a few days. 

Is it just me or has there been a rash of comments from Anonymous on every one's blog?  I must get five or six a day.  I really do not want to go to comment moderation but I may have to.

I was finally able to watch this season's Wallander last weekend.  As much as I enjoy them, I do have to be in the right mood.  While watching listening I was able to stitch on a couple of projects:

First is The Nutmeg Company's Parma Violets gingerbread house.  It is stitched on 22-count white Aida with DMC no beads yet.  This is one wall of the cottage the needle is to give some perspective on the size.  No before photo as I stitched the roof last go-round.

And this is Chatelaine's Hawaiian Garden Mandala:


And after hmmmm given how little I got stitched, I guess I was watching more than I thought:

Chatelaine's Hawaiian Garden Mandala
Stitched on Summer Sky Jobelan with recommended fibers and beads
Mirabilia's Holly is on the frame for the coming week.  Everybody have a good week and those of you in the path of the storm, stay safe.


Nicola said...

I am praying that all my pin pals in the effected area stay safe.

I would be the same about water!!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

hope you make it through the storm without harm - sending you sending you love, light and energy during this time - with best wishes, Amanda

Mouse said...

hope you make it through the storm ok .. and glad to see you are prepared ... washing done ... did you iron it as well
gorgeous mandala btw :)
take care and happy stitching by candle light :) love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

I hope you'll be safe from the storm - you certainly seem to have prepared for it wisely. Your stitching is lovely.

Siobhán said...

Lovely stitching!

I hope all will be well with the storm and that you don't have any damage. My mom is here visiting from Delaware and is freaking out, convinced that she will come back to her house and find it full of trees, animals, birds, and rain water. Oy.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Please don't go for moderation, simply remove the option to post anonymous! It's in the same section under Settings. I did it right at the beginning and touch wood haven't had an issue with spam or trolls!

Love your Chatelaine and the start of the little cottage. Is it going to be 3D?

Dani - tkdchick said...

How did you fare the storm? I live in the country too and am on a well so I know where you're coming from 100% We do have a generator because we often need to run our sump pump.

Hawaiian Mandala is stunning!!!!!