Thursday, August 2, 2012


Early this week we had rain:

Heavy rain and sunshine at the same time.

We even had hail.  And I learned something: hail makes a lot of noise when it hits a tin roof.



This is what I woke up to on Wednesday.  What is it, you ask?  This is the container for cat food.  And you probably can see that it is completely empty.  I have to tell you that I was not a popular person when I walked right by the hungry cats.  I tried to tell them I was on my way to the grocery store but it didn’t seem to console them, at all.


When I got home I was faced with this.  This is my Weight Watcher’s paperwork and I usually

make a mess of 1/2 of the dining room table while I complete it.  But after a little while it was all done and ready to get in the mail.


Then, finally I could spend a little time in the studio.  Here I am showing the completed Block 4 for August of the Carol Doak BOM.  I am really enjoying her foundation paper piecing a lot and may have to make more of her blocks on my own.  Of course, I also really like the fabric I chose for this BOM.


Today I finally began the piecing on the second set of swap blocks.  I thought I had all the pieces cut but soon figured out that I hadn’t cut at least half of the parts.  Here I am chain piecing flying geese parts.  I did figure out that I really do not like chain piecing, just sewing the same thing over and over again.  However, I will continue sewing these since they need to be done SOON.  With luck, maybe, I can have all the blocks done by Monday.

Saturday, after my WW meeting, DH and I are going to Pensacola to do some serious shopping.  I need a new pair of shoes (oh, yes I do), the birds need seed, and DH wants some new pool toys.  We have been making a list because when one lives in a small rural area, one needs to use her city time wisely. 

But, before that, I hope to spend a great deal of tomorrow sewing, swimming, sewing, reading, and sewing.

Have a great weekend everybody.



Exuberant Color said...

This year rain is an event. We have had so little that I have to go to the window to watch it so I got my fix (on our dry day) watching your rain.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

While in Pensacola do you go to A & E Pharmacy too?? All my quilter friends go there all the time for fabric, yes fabric. Really good prices they say, and they also say a huge selection. I have yet to make it on one of their trips, I hope I make it soon. I live in Panama City, so it is a 2.5- 3 hour drive one way for me. We too have been getting TONS of rain this year, almost daily. That is good though, because we sure do need it.

LynCC said...

Hi Carol - Nice to see you at BOMs Away. :D I really love the fabric you're using for your Carol Doaks project. Is that one batik, or several? It's got a fantastic range of colors if it's one. Really nice background choice for it, too.

LynCC said...

Poor Gari! I know this is you! (sorry 'bout that name slip)