Friday, August 26, 2011

Here comes Irene

No, this is not the view we are looking at now. Living outside of Philadelphia, we are waiting for Hurricane Irene. It is really hard to know what to expect. They have changed the forecast a bit but still expect to have a big storm coming our way. I have gathered together bottled water, some non-perishable food, flashlights, battery operated radio... I think I'm ready.

One of the things they are warning about is power outages. The crawl at the bottom of the TV says they could last as long as 96 hours. I sure hope not!

I do, of course, have some sewing projects ready to go. If we keep our power, I'm going to work on a small table runner/square with the fabric above. This is meant to be a surprise birthday present for a birthday next weekend. Not a lot of wiggle room here since my surgery is on Friday and after that I won't be able to sew for at least 5-6 weeks. I plan to keep it simple and quick so I can get it in the mail.

If the power goes out, I can hand sew the binding on the other quilt during the day. Without lights at night, I will use my book light and read. What a plan. Still hoping that the power stays on but have to be ready just in case.

My day will start with breakfast with a few quilting friends. After that, who knows. Most of the next two days will just be spent inside watching the storm and hoping for the best.

I hope you will stay dry and safe wherever you may be. Take care. 


  1. I hope you and your family stay safe, as well.


  2. Oh Nancy I hadn't realised you were in the path of the storm, geography was never my strongest subject!! please take care my friend....stay safe. Hugs Linda xx

  3. I'm in Massachusetts and have been preparing, too. Hope we all escape the worst. Praying for you.

  4. Stay safe down there, Nancy! Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson are in Philadelphia as well...sounds like you all are going to be in for a doozy! They are only predicting showers for us up in the northern part of the state!

  5. Nancy-
    Up here in MA we are planning for the worst and hoping for the best. I too have some hand sewing at the ready and a book I'm supposed to have read before school starts on Tuesday- I guess I'd better get going on that!!
    Stay safe.