For the last few days, we have been having some of the coldest weather of the winter. A couple of rounds this past couple of weeks with freezing temps, rain, sleet, snow, ice and wind. We've had it all. We were so afraid we were having a repeat of the 2009 winter when the ice covered everything . It broke down the power lines and a multitude of trees were damaged when the weight of the ice brought down so many of their branches. Folks were without power for miles around. Many homes up to 13 days with no electricity. Pop and I were raised up without running water and many of the amenities, so we did fine without electricity, but then we had a big generator and a wood stove to help us out. Many folks never think of what could happen, so they were left to find other ways of dealing.Hopefully, for the most part, the worst of the winter is over. Now comes the threat of tornadoes. They are far more of a worry than the power outages ever could be.
Nevertheless, for the last few days, while cooped up indoors, I have busied myself with one of my favorite crafts. Fabric covered boxes. Color gets my blood to pumping, thus I have been all pumped up for the last couple of days. I began working on this particular box/tray a night or two ago and got so engrossed in it, I could hardly make myself stop long enough to get to bed last night. I finally put it aside about 11 o'clock last night, but I was up at 5 o'clock this morning trying to finish it up. With other activities getting in my way, you know the ones, the regular routine of a woman's day, I didn't get it finished until 4 o'clock this afternoon. It is so pretty and I am so proud of it. Can't wait for it to dry completely so I can fill it up with something.