Saturday, January 5, 2008
That storm was a-rocking..
And it came knocking in the wee hours on Friday. Wowsa. I was mesmerized by it all at our front window. Trash, umbrellas, our Christmas tree, small dogs--all flying down the street. Okay, there weren't any dogs but I swear that wind could've taken your Chihuahua into the next county. Do they make teensy-tiny leg weights? My littlest almost soared into the sky in a parking lot, umbrella inside out. It was all very exciting and a little scary at the same time. Why don't we get to name our West Coast storms a la hurricanes in the East? This one should have been "Hammer" (as in MC "I'm gonna knock you out" Hammer). Our DSL went out briefly when the power started flickering. I took that as a sign to turn the computer off for the day. I hope that everyone who had to go somewhere made it back safe and sound and my heart goes out to those who may still be without power.
I had the chance to finish up a few projects that had disappeared to the bottom of my WIP basket. I thought I wouldn't see them again but low and behold, I pulled them out sucked it up and just DID it. The bibs are linen on the front and contrasting cottons on the back. Simple seam binding for the ties. I had about 10 started (which is usually the main problem--I try to do too many at once and get overwhelmed) and have finished four. I know linen may be sooo 2007 but I still love it for it's simplicity and feel. Melissa makes some beautiful raw-edged linen bibsters. I think they may be in the new book she's featured in.
Here are a few pics (taken with a dying camera in-between storms).
Stay safe and dry wherever you are!