Oh boy, we have had some good storms lately. Not as bad as those down south but still pretty impressive. The other night we lost power for about 13 or 14 hours. Luckily I had the BBQ to cook on and a good supply of candles.
This photo was taken by a neighbor just out the front on the beach. The lightening seemed loud and very close and this morning I found 4 really big trees that had been struck only 7 houses away. I don't know if it was one lightening strike or several that did all the damage. This has left a break in the trees that shelter the island from storms. New trees will have to be planted to avoid further erosion.
My ladies are progressing, but progress has been slow. I backed the stars with freezer paper instead of vysofix and didn't realise my error until I tried to fuse them on. My hand doesn't like using a ruler and all those stars had to be redrawn. The second hold up has been the embroidery. Each faces average about 1 hour each. That's 9 hours work if I could do it at one sitting but I have to take a break every 40 minutes or so because of my hand. So frustrating. I am going to do a trial of blanket stitching a star on the sewing machine I don't think my hand will hold up doing it with hand stitching.
Today we signed the contract for the extensions on the house. They start in February 2016 and I am now looking for somewhere else to live for about 20 weeks.