I had quite a bit of time to quilt away on the Monster this week. Tuesday evening I was quilting along when the power started to fade in and out. That happened a few times and then the power went totally out. I realized that a thunder storm had moved in, and quickly. I had been watching/listening to a DVD and didn't realize we were in a storm watch. I went to the door and was amazed at the strong winds blowing the trees, the constant lightening and the neighbor's recycling garbage flying down the street. Dear Hubby joined me in watching the storm. When we saw the sky turn green we decided we should be down in the basement. We stayed there a little bit and headed back upstairs to watch the storm some more. At midnight a tornado warning siren woke us up and we headed to the basement again. In the morning we were still without power, and to make a long story short, a tornado touched down about two miles away from us, and there were many downed trees just a few blocks away from us. The tornado destroyed about 20 homes and damaged at least 300 more. Some people had their power restored just yesterday. Aside from loosing power for about 15 hours the only damage we received was the power supply in our main computer was fried. That can easily be fixed. For this I am very thankful! While our power was out I had to stick around home and babysit our generator that was keeping our freezer and fridge going. What was I to do? I quilted away on "The Monster". I didn't need power to do that! If life gives you lemons - make lemonade!
Yesterday was a beautiful day. I was able to spend some time in the Summer Palace and sew on my Civil War Diaries quilt blocks. This photo does not do the fabrics justice, but it was the best I could come up with today.
So, three more blocks down. I refuse to even think about the number of blocks left to be made. I just want to enjoy the process and not worry about when the finish will happen.