Weekend in Review: Rain.
Rainy days were made for napping... just ask Lily. :)
This weekend brought rain... lots of rain. But that's okay~ things were starting to get a little dry around here, so the garden, grass and flowers all got a good drink. I'm sure the bees were happy to be able to fly out of the hive and down to the ground for water... a very short trip for them. And the sheep were loving the cooler temperatures...
The biggest news around here this weekend was that the spillway was opened at Norris Dam, which is just up the road from where we live. This is a very rare occurrence and only happens when the water levels get so high they have to "lower" the lakes around here. It's an awesome sight... people drive for miles around to see it because it is like a huge (and very loud) waterfall. I think I overheard someone on the news say that there are something like 15,000 gallons of water per second coming over the top.... no wonder it is so loud!
I think Lily was afraid we were going to throw her in for her weekly bath... *grin*
Thanks to the weather I got to spend some quality time in my sewing room with Ruby.
You remember Ruby don't you...
the new sewing machine Hubby got for my anniversary present?
I tried my hand at making some pinwheel blocks for the first time....
Don't you just love this fabric?
But I wasn't too sure how I was going to like the blocks of different colors and patterns together, so I decided to try making a row of the same color with a contrasting border.
Here is what I came up with...
The bottom border in not sewn on yet, so that is why the red blocks look too big.
They will be smaller once the border is finished.
Now I'm in a pickle because I can't decide if I like this better than the different blocks together..... what do you think?
It is just going to be a small 9-block wall quilt...
Oh, and I also started working on a little doll dress....
but you will have to wait to see who will be wearing it.