Xmas Biscuit Making
Nearly Xmas

Bad weather

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.

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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.


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I hope the storms continue to miss you, even though they do seem to be closer than is comfortable.

Carolyn Foley

Extreme weather seems to be a problem all around the world and increasing in intensity all the time.

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