Yesterday afternoon the terrible thunderstorm hit with massive winds and there were tornado warnings in the surrounding area. Thankfully no tornadoes touched down but the whipping winds did snap off a few limbs and made the power go out about 5:30 p.m. Then the storm passed, no rain, but also no power. It was still daylight as the looming rain clouds passed but still too dark inside the house to hook.
I got out my candles, flashlights, batteries for the radio and had everything ready to go if the power didn't come back on before bedtime. After all was set up remembered that I had my AC/DC portable OTT light so could hook in the living room. Well the old charge lasted for about 20 minutes then that light was gone.
No power? No Problem, out to the back porch is where Ben and I retreated to. I filled his KONG with a bone which kept him busy for at least 3 minutes (it is between his front paws), but happily I hooked with a glass of wine on the back porch.
Then when it became too dark to hook out there and even darker inside, began thinking of the women who lived before the electric light. Obviously they did what they could by candle light and 'early to bed early to rise' to take advantage of as much daylight as possible. I'm sure they didn't stay up until 10 or 11 p.m. and up at 7 a.m. (remember, I'm retired now). Sometimes I wish life was a little slower and more humble but when face to face with the reality of the old and new technology, the electric light bulb is way better.
Still haven't started binding the Oh Deer rug and this is what I've accomplished so far on the Henny Penny.
As you can see I'm just hooking in blocks of different colors and won't change that. But do think that I'll outline the left bottom clover or leaf with one of the duller reds as I think it would balance it better.
This has been a fun rug and really didn't think I'd pull out any loops to keep it free and appear as tho 'she used what she had'. But that bottom left clover is bothering me.
Hope you all survived the bad weather of the last couple days and h ope you have a great weekend.
Thanks for dropping by and please be kind to one another.