This is my home before the hurricane and it still looks the same. Okay the yard is now littered with branches, sticks and leaves but no trees coming out of my roof! I have spent spent 2 days cleaning up and there is more to do. We just got our power back 3 hours ago. I am luckier than most because I have a total house generator. Without power I would have no water or anything else. With the generator, I have water (hot), the refrigerator stays working, microwave, lights in the bedroom, family room and part of the kitchen and TV. I feel very lucky.
This is a picture of the garage showing how wooded it is behind it. The picture below is the 2 trees that came down behind the garage. It hit the garage but did no damage. Thankfully. I also had a tree go down near the mail box. The tree company's will be out this week to give a price to cut up and clear the property. Again, I was so lucky.
On to the stitchy stuff, I finished this last week, but blogger wouldn't let me post it. It is a BBD design from the 2005 book maned Trix or Treat. Using 32 ct mystery fabric and suggested fibers. It's a great book and I will be doing more from it.
We lost cable with this storm, so a lot of stitching was done, as well as kindle reading. This A breath of autumn by Chessie and Me. I am using the suggested belle soie silks (love them) and 32 ct vintage exampler. Love this! The floral is done in over one as is the wording. You can click on any of the pics for a better view.
For my birthday I received gift certificates. They didn't stay long in my possession. This is the Halloween selection.
And this is the general selection. So many wonderful designs, so little time. Thanks to everyone who gifted me and you know who you are. You all know that my BFF is Cheryl and last week she underwent knee replacement surgery. She came home just before the hurricane hit. She has a bunch of services coming for awhile and she is doing well. I will be going over tomorrow to do some cleaning for her. She lives with 3 men who don't really clean. You know how guys are. They think that they are helping but.... I will be posting soon with my giveaway. A hint is that it will involve one of the charts in the pics above. Which one will it be? Check back soon! Until next time....Happy Stiching! Deborah