So, there seems to be a hurricane possible in the near future for Florida. Of course, my priority is to prep a quilt for hand quilting!
Honestly, we have most everything we need already for any potential effects from the storm. We were missing a camp stove and propane tank converter, and rectified that after Michael went through a few years ago. We have yet to lose power from a storm in the 11 years we have been here. Neighbors a few streets up were not so lucky though. We will fill jugs with water closer to the timeframe as we have a well and if we lose power that does not work! We have plenty of food - pantry, fridge and freezer. (Yes, we have a small generator that could be hooked up to the freezer and fridge and the gas to feed that). It is a nice feeling that you are pretty prepped so not much to do other than clear the yard closer to the time and if it does head inland a little stronger we can board up a few of the windows in the master bedroom. Right now, it is possible to hit around or above Tampa which is closer to me although we are a good hour inland from there and north in the south part of Ocala. I'm sure it will keep changing every new release of the track until it hits landfall. Might it keep moving north and west? Best to be prepared, though.
I pulled out two quilt tops and a wide backing fabric I had. I cut a backing for each of the two tops (Hoarfrost and Bear Paw). Then I pressed the backing and top for the Bear Paw and got it pinned for quilting. I have had this quilt for over 20 years waiting for my hand quilting skills to be where I wanted to do the feathers in the open spaces on this. I think I made this in the late 90's or early 2000 at a class at Yankee Pride when it was in the Winooski Woolen Mills. Today I marked one of the circular feathers in pencil before pinning so it should be all set to start a little hand quilting on it later tonight. Hopefully those marks will last for me to quilt it and will erase away. I know I had a water-soluble blue marker but darned if I know where it is!
The quilt is 40x60 I think (I measured them both and can't remember but I think Hoarfrost is 50x60 or 70). Backing and a crib size batting for hand quilting all smoothed out.