Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stitching in the Rain

Our heat wave broke on Saturday evening and we thoroughly enjoyed a wet, soggy Sunday! All the antelope hunters were successful and headed back to the city so the afternoon was ours and we were very thankful for the opportunity to recuperate from the previous week.

We dumped .8" from the rain gauge on Sunday morning and enjoyed another good shower in the afternoon that brought our total to 1.6" by Monday morning.  I feel a little guilty celebrating our 1.6" of rain when the Carolinas are wishing it would stop. I hope all of y'all who live in that part of the country stay safe and dry out soon. As much as we appreciate every drop of rain here, too much of it can certainly wreak havoc.

For us desert rats, this is a forecast that has us dancing a jig.


I cleaned the stove and worked on apples and cut out a couple of quilts this weekend too.  It feels good to be starting a new project. I've worked almost exclusively on UFO's for a couple of years now. There are still 7 that need binding, but they are still at Jackie's and one is at Shelly's. Besides the Wash Day baby quilt, I cut out this one:

It's a Miss Rosie pattern called Ginger Belle and I was able to cut everything from my stash. The slow, steady cadence of rain drumming on the roof along with the hum of the sewing machine was music to my ears:

It was the perfect way to unwind from the busy week.


Tired Teacher said...

Ginger Belle is a beautiful pattern. I'm eager to see how the fabrics you selected shine in this design.

It's been overcast, dreary and a bit rainy here, too, so my machine has been humming as well.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Warm and dry here! My flowers would love to have a drink of rain water.

Happy sewing to you. I'm in the studio sewing, too, so are we having a "sew in"?

Definitely prayers for South Carolina and other soggy coastal areas.

Janet said...

Lucky you to be starting on new patterns. I am still working on finishing the ones I've already started. It takes a long time to make a quilt!

Alycia said...

Yay for your rain .. after our huge fire - I am thinking I would like a little just for insurance ;-) and yay on a new project. AND finishing up those UFO's!!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Oh how I wish I had that window to look out as I sewed!! My sewing room is in the basement. The only good thing about it is I can leave it a mess:) That quilt looks like a lot of work can't wait to see it.

Pauline said...

Wash day pattern is adorable. I'm not familiar with Ginger Belle so am looking forward to seeing it, the picture does look interesting and a bit different than the ones you usually sew. I'm using up some more scraps to make "Love Notes." My bow tie is ready for the backing as soon as Ken gives me a turn using the dining room table! We're finally getting some rain. Storms passed over earlier then I heard gentle, steady rain during the night. Looking forward to checking the rain gauge.

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