For two days now rain has dropped from the heavens as if from a series of bursting water balloons. It crashes down in loud, relentless sessions on the tin section of the roof. There is evidence of the rain everywhere and quite beautifully on this rose that still looks like heaven despite the beating it just got from the downpours. Today the shop was full of stories about rain...stolen umbrellas, driving blindly, huge puddles, delays, roofs falling in, flooding, trees down and and despite the trials the joy that we finally got some water in the catchment...60cms at last count. On the news tonight there was a very happy lady standing in front of a dam smiling after the first major rain in a year!
All that said I like the blog to have pictures of quilts in progress like the Kaleidoscope scrap quilt here.
With school back on the routine has swallowed me up with notes to read, dates to set aside, early morning starts and panic over lost ties, socks and shoes which are always missing at the last minute. Finally I put laundry and dishes aside yesterday to get back to work on this fun little project. It was good therapy sewing all those strips together, thinking, "oh no, I don't think I can cut this up it's too beautiful...oops, first cut, not so bad, well maybe it's ok to cut up and then...zippity do dah, 64 triangles done!" (not quite sure why I cut 64 when I only needed 32...duh)
Not so zippy to get done is my latest love, the Pickle Dish hand pieced quilt that Brigitt Giblin brought to class last month. We are hosting Kaffe Fassett in the shop in June so Sarah and I are both starting projects with Kaffe Fabrics for a bit of fun. (stay tuned for more details on Kaffe) A huge bit of fun really once I put all the pieces on contact paper!
So, (translated as "sew!") I am off to the "studio" to put borders on two quilts before I collapse.
We only need five more days like today to get the water levels back to near normal. It's a pleasure to have the rain ...talk to me if five days and I won't be wandering around the garden looking for pretty dripping flowers but it'll still be good to see everything turn green before our eyes! all the best, kathy