Rain, Montreal and Candy Canes

You may or may not have heard, but Toronto was hit by a very bad storm on Monday evening. (This was very near our street. We are up a little hill, and this is the road that runs by it.)  Our power went out at about 6pm on Monday, and didn’t return until around 3pm on Tuesday, and our internet was out until early this morning. But, the a/c is back on, the fridge is restocked, and right now we are bracing ourselves for the possibility of another thunderstorm this evening. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it won’t be anywhere near as bad.

Old Montreal

Old Montreal

So, what have I been up to? Well, at the beginning of the month I went to Montreal for a wedding. We had a lovely time, and really enjoyed the train trip there and back. I did manage to get some stitching and knitting done, and I will share pictures soon. Unfortunately, one of our two cameras broke while we were away, and that has delayed some of my picture taking and processing.

Just before the blackout, I finished up this little piece:

Candy Canes, designed by Mill Hill

Candy Canes, designed by Mill Hill

It is Mill Hill’s Candy Canes, and is from the 2011 Winter Holiday collection. I stitched it as per the chart, although I did mange to get some of my beads facing in a different direction. I have no idea how it happened! I think I shouldn’t be watching my archaeology class lectures on Coursera while I’m beading!

Yesterday, sans internet and power, I spent quite a bit of time working on this month’s ornament for the Ornament SAL. All I will say about it is that it has something to do with a dragon. Surprise! lol!

I’ll have more pictures to share over the next couple of days, assuming tonight’s storm isn’t too bad.

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3 Responses to Rain, Montreal and Candy Canes

  1. Annie says:

    I hate power outages. They make me feel like the world is coming to an end. Glad you are safe and it was ‘only’ a day without it. Of course, these days, being without the web is no picknic either.

    Cute candy canes!

    Stay safe….

  2. Dani says:

    I love Old Montreal!

    Nice little Mill Hill finish.

  3. Joanne P says:

    Cute little candy canes, I love these Mill Hill beaded kits.

    Last time we had a power cut hubby wired an inverter to the car battery to run the freezer and one light for me to stitch by. That’s true love!