Saturday, September 13, 2008

Birthday, Hurricane & Stitching

Today is my 61st birthday and it will be remembered as me getting through my first hurricane. Yep, Hurricane Ike came through, but I live inland enough that it wasn't too bad in my area. Our winds gusted at 51 mph, had approximately 3 - 5 inches of rain, and have lots of tree limbs all over the ground. Even my power didn't go out. Wow, I was very fortunate indeed, especially when I see all the devastation in Galveston & the other coastal towns. So I spent today putting all my plants and patio furniture back outside after sweeping up all the leaves & tree branches from my patio. Not exactly how I would have chosen to spend my birthday, but I'm certainly not complaining. I'm very grateful to have gotten through this hurricane with hardly any problems and I thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts & prayers for me during this time.

I did do some stitching last night and got caught up on my SanManville Hip to Be Square SAL. However, I may change a couple of the parts. My birthday twin, Barb called me today and she is thinking of changing the orange juice to an ort jar and the quince to a quilt. I like her ideas and told her I'll probably borrow them for my piece.