Sunday, January 12, 2014

Just in case...

It stormed all day Saturday. I jolted awake at 5:20am to something whacking our bedroom window and spent the rest of the day listening to things bump and thump against the roof and siding. Wouldn't you think that the trees would eventually run out of loose stuff to dump on the house?

Our power goes out with absolute slightest excuse, I was a good housewife and got all of the dishes and laundry and vacuuming done.  When the power goes out, those dishes in  the sink and little bits of stuff on the floor suddenly suddenly become the most annoying thing in the house. I'm still not firmly convinced that having all of the dishes clean accomplishes much in the event of a power outage. I can cook dinner on the gas stove...but as soon as we eat something, I'll be back to a sink full of dishes and no running water. Washing dishes with water from a jug isn't a skill I've managed to master quite yet.

If the power stays on, maybe I can get back to the baby quilts!

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 1.75 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2013: 1.75 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 0 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Added for 2013: 0 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.


KaHolly said...

First thing I do when threatened with a power outage is fill the bathtub. Hope your power stays on and you can sew the storm away!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Yes, fill the tub and any large pots you have and, although not eco friendly, have a supply of paper plates and plastic cutlery and cups. This makes things a little less stressful when the lights go out and the water is down and those darn dishes are screaming at you!

Barb Neiwert said...

We had huge wind yesterday and supposed to get up to a foot of snow. However, it just rained. I cooked a pot roast in the early afternoon, just in case the power failed. Don't want to go hungry! More winds today, but so far so good with the power.

Peggy said...

I would love to know how you keep track of fabric used if you are making scrap quilts. I would enjoy keeping track of the ins and outs this year.
So far this winter we have been lucky enough to have power. If it goes off we have no way to stay warm and must go to a hotel or a friends house. The 40degrees we are enjoying today in central Illinois feels like summer.
Sending warm thoughts your way.....

DeeDee said...

Power outages are never any fun....We also fill the tub, just in case, and then heat the water on the wood stove for the dishes. Looking forward to seeing your next baby quilt.


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