Thursday, January 19, 2006

Early to bed, early to rise:

We got home from work last night to a very dark and very cold house. The wind had knocked out power so we went into "ice storm mode" and found all the candles we could in the dark, lit our big old cookstove, pulled our chairs close and had heated up homemade chicken soup I had made the day before. I say 'ice storm mode' because back in '98 we had no power (like many of our fellow Mainers) for 21 days. We are at the end of the line so we waited till the end. We managed better than a lot because we did have our stove and could heat and cook with it. Those days were early to bed days too. What do you do when it's dark? It made me realize the importance of the sun to our ancestors. I had wanted to come home and finish a gift I'm making for my good friend Deborah, and that's where the early to rise bit comes in.

I had a great day on Monday, starting and finishing this piece. (UP there!...Guess I have a little work to do on learning how to load photos) At our last Frayed Edges meeting, Kate had us playing with Angelina in preparation for her demonstration at our next guild meeting. The center of this piece I call 'Eternity' was the little piece I made. You might not be able to see, but there are little stars embedded in the angelina and it just reminded me of a galaxy, so there it is.


Sarah Ann Smith said...

Yipppeeee! I get to be first comment! WELCOME to the blogging world! We'll get you on to Artful Quilters webring if you'd like.....I'll go through my link stuff and see if I can write you directions of how / what.

The quilt is GORGEOUS (of course! What else would I expect from you?)....I love the "rings" around the central bit. I'm doing a lot of space / out there in the ether stuff these days, reading sci fi, so this really resonates for me. Can't wait to see it in the real.

We really missed you yesterday. I'm so sorry you were ill, but glad it seems to have passed in a day. And glad that it didn't hit until *after* you got home from Boston! Hugs, hugs, hugs to the lady in the studio in the woods,


Joanne S said...

Welcome! Love the galaxy. I'm Joanne S from Wednesday's Child. I can't get the pictures to load right either.