We are all ready for Hurricane Earl, but hoping he weakens somewhat before hitting the Maritimes. We are far enough inland from the Bay of Fundy (70 miles or so) that we're hoping we will be lucky and only get some much needed rain. We can do without the winds. But just in case, we have brought all hanging pots, planters and such into the garage. I cut down my Chinese Lanterns, tried to secure the tomato plants as best I could, and hubby has cleaned out the eavestrough so the rain will not flood over the edges. Not much else we can do but wait and see, and hope we don't blow away.
Laura finished her Sontag today and is quite pleased with it. It is sort of a shawl/vest combination. It is knit all in one piece, except for the band around the edge. The fronts cross and wrap around to button onto buttons at the bottom back edge, so it is "held in place". In the 1800's, this item was also known as a "bosom friend" or "bosom buddy". The ladies at Kings Landing wear these in the fall for warmth when the days are cooler, or in the mornings before they get their fires going. If you visit KL this autumn, watch for someone wearing this one...
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.