I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 13, 2010

Rain Day

We had a rainy Sunday....

After all the end-of-summer craziness and guests---back-to-school! Holidays! Not back-to-school---more holidays! And ongoing household update: renew-repair-replace....

 And everyone just had to get a few more beach days in...

A quiet, home-alone rain day was pretty special.

I filled some orders for lavender hearts (thank you, dear friends!)

And then I worked on my Found-object/ Old blocks quilt....

The cheddar background seems very Fall-like and the vaguely patriotic feel appealed to my post 9/11 sadness. (Last night I took out the trash late at night, looked to the west...and there were the two blue columns of light reflecting on the gathering clouds. Blue lights where the Towers once stood.)

Putting together a quilt top from all this disparate, unmatched blocks is very fun, like a puzzle. And a bit of "which comes first" that must be all planned out ahead of time.

I find myself relying on my old designer skills, dressmaking skills...no chalk marks, just notches in the sashing to be sure everything fits, for example.

And should I mark the seam line or the 1/4 cut edge? And so on.

It's not a fast process. But I'm having fun.

PS We ended our rain day with grilled cheese sandwiches, used up the artisan bread and tomatoes form the farmers market. Fresh dill pickles.

Homemade applesauce with plums, served warm with cinnamon. Cozy...



               ......gone to the beach