Happily, the amazing snowfall that surprised us right out of warm, lovely weather a week ago finally melted off over the weekend. That storm knocked out our power along with over 50,000 other residents last Wednesday and assaulted nearly every deciduous tree in the city. Seriously. You would not believe the number of branches that were split from trees due to the weight of all that snow. Some trees were literally broken to pieces and will have to be cut down. So sad. A week later, our weather has swung back up into the low 20s and if it wasn't for all the damage to the trees, I would think last week's heavy snow fall and freezing temps were a bad dream!
Fall has returned and I'm happy to mark it with pulling out a few autumn coloured fabrics to work with.
A lovely benefit to being without power, is that without certain electronic distractions (or the ability to cook meals or run the vacuum) I had plenty of time to focus on a some of my design ideas. I spent most of the day wrapped in a quilt and working out the math for a couple of projects I want to make.
|A day without power, meant a day of going "low tech" while wrapped up in a quilt.|
A few hours without power can make you realize how much we can take things for granted. I am so grateful to all those utility workers for getting the power up and running before the end of the day.
This week begins with sunshine, warmth and a birthday celebration. A cake was baked and enjoyed now I'm left trying to figure out how my baby can be 20 already. My memory tells me reaching 20 years of age took me a lot longer than it did for him! Time seems to pass faster now. Really, what is it about motherhood that makes time speed up so much? ;o)
Here's to a wonderful week!