The tree...that missed dear husband's car by mere feet. So thankful that the tree did not come through the house!
Another tree came down on our street, view up in the middle of the picture.
Neighbors coming together to help clean up the damaged tree.
Well, remember when I said that the last thing I had to worry about was dear husband getting home safe, then it was all fun, fun, fun? Hmmm, about 2 hours after that on last Thursday, the electricity went out. We got record snow fall here and took out power for > 275,000 homes, and ours was one of them. The snow was so heavy that it toppled trees and huge limbs. One of our trees came down as you can see. We had a lovely time cleaning it all up. Neighbors we had never gotten to meet before showed up and brought chain saws and manpower, so it was pretty quick to clean up. But, we had no power for 4 days. Brrrrr!!! We toughed it out, but it was not fun to stay in the house when it was only 35-40 degrees in the house. Dear husband...I must brag a little, he was the hero. He hooked up the generator to the house power and we had hot water and lights. No heat, but I can tell you, that hot water was just heavenly! Best Valentine I ever got!!
More on the blue and yellow...the Lone Star block was made with templates and set in squares. Not easy for me. The sunflower still has to be appliqued down to the background...it is pieced, curved piecing, not applique for the blue and yellow background. It was hard for me too. From here on in, it should be downhill. I loved working on these blocks today. I feel that I learned a lot, and improved my piecing skills tremendously. Especially learned not to stretch those bias edges on the Lone Star diamonds!
Have a wonderful day!
Dear Husband most of all.
A dear son who celebrated his birthday in Canada at the Olympics this weekend.