No power, no lights, no heat, no sewing machine. What to do? A little reading as long as the light was sufficient but when there's white-out conditions beyond the window not a lot of light gets in.
Candle light is soft and nice but my old eyes don't like to read by it. However, I can emborider and it just so happens I have a very long term embroidery project so I got busy. I did four squares -- one is really so awful it's not going to make it into the final quilt and not
onto film either. All will be circles, every one will be different. Each will be made to "pop" by being quilted onto the square with batting and backing like any proper quilt. Eventually I'll have maybe 36, maybe 45... My backing fabric won't go beyond that.
As you can see, the candle light and my eyes weren't doing well with the circles of embroidery and I may go back and correct the big bobbles. I did two more that I haven't begun to quilt yet. I'm trying for a good variety of color and designs. So, as I learned long ago, keeping one's hands busy is a very good thing.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!