May 25, 2011

When it rains....just move

 The other day I found myself with a free afternoon. What was I going to do?  Well, to be honest there were a couple of things that I could have done, but I chose to sew instead!  It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the temperature was finally warm enough to go out and sew in my Summer Palace ( I first talked about my Summer Palace here, and then again here, and probably a few other places sprinkled around my bog).  The weather has been unusually cold and wet so far this Spring.  I have a few flowers planted, but none in front of the Palace yet! Yikes! I have not been able to get excited about buying and planting flowers in such yucky weather. In fact, I had thought about going out today and purchasing some but we had a tornado watch this morning, and it looks like it can rain again. :( That quickly put a damper on those plans today!

Anyway, I guess I had better get back to what I am really writing about today! I got my little Featherweight sewing machine all set up in the Palace and started to sew away on a project that has to be kept a secret right now so you won't be seeing this work in progress.  You never know who is going to read your blog and this is a gift for someone. I am making the quilt top and someone else is going to do the quilting.  I will show you the finished top at a later date, but I won't be showing this work in progress as I would hate for a surprise to be ruined!
There I was...happily sewing away and listening to book on my ipod when I noticed that it had started to get cooler. Well that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Then I noticed that the wind had picked up.  That is not a good sign.  My hubby came home then and said, it is going to rain, and it looks like it could be a big storm.  Oh no!!!!!!! Not when I was having so much fun in the Palace!  As I finished up the step I was working on it started to rain. I gathered up my things and dashed inside. I could have decided to call it a day for quilting but nope, I decided to set up shop on my desk. Call me lazy but I didn't want to carry everything downstairs (where I usually sew) just to drag it out again the next time I was going to sew in the Palace (And I had plans to do it again soon!). 
My little Green Alien friend saw all of the green fabrics and decided he needed to help me out. You may not know this, but one of my favorite Disney characters is the little Green Aliens from The Toy Story movies. You might remember the Alien Cupcakes that I posted my other blog, Travel Talk With Marilyn and this one. The cupcakes were a lot of fun to make and eat of course! I have three of these little Alien guys that hang out on my desk and they always make me smile when I look at them. They make great office mates! :) 

Yesterday at guild we had a guest speaker, Caron Carlson come. In the afternoon she gave a class on hand piecing an Orange Peel quit.  Stay tuned for more on that topic soon...and I can actually show you that one too! :)


Jan said...

Can you believe this rain? It just won't stop! At least that is all we have had to worry about weather-wise, so that's good.
I'm so intrigued to see what you are up to!

quiltingma said...

I want to see pictures of your palace!!! I'm planning one for my backyard, hopefully next year. I am singing rain rain go away!!! Have a great holiday!!!