Two Corners

This morning, I rounded the second corner of binding on the Doors of Ireland.

If you missed yesterday's post, then you're missing out on the celebration giveaway. Be sure to leave a comment on that post to be entered into the giveaway. When this binding is finished, I'll be drawing the winner.

With so much binding to stitch, I haven't done much other sewing, although I did bake the bread I was planning for yesterday. It's so nice with the cranberries to balance the sweetness of the bread. You can find the recipe for that in yesterday's post too.

We're working on eating one of the loaves. Mike took the other one to work with him this morning.

Sue and I opted to walk out here by my house this morning since our usual Fanno Creek trail is bound to be flooded by the downpour of yesterday's rain and wind storm. We got a good break in the rain for our walk with just a few sprinkles toward the end. The light was so beautiful and created a nice contrast for the contours of the field.

We always take our shadow selves when we walk, and the two of them posed for a selfie.

My shadow self was wearing her rainpants, which accounts for her elephantine legs.

We walked into an icy breeze on the way back, and although I've been home for over an hour, I'm still feeling chilled to the bone. Spending 20 minutes icing my knee didn't help. I might take a dip in the hot tub before my shower. It's sounding pretty nice right now.

As for the rest of the day, I'll probably get a start on Block #37 for the Live, Love, Teach quilt. I've been planning for this one:

This block's designer has given me lots of leeway for artistic license, and I think I know just how to balance her design with some fun fabrics. It shouldn't take too long since it's all applique except for the signature. If I get that finished, I'll get started on the last of the rainbow scrap cat quilt I'm calling "Cats of a Different Color". I need to do a brown cat for October, and a green cat for November. I was expecting a new color in December, but I think December is reserved for finishing. With that in mind, I've decided to make a lavender cat for December's block, and that lavender cat is going to be fabulous!

So there's lots to do today and this weekend. We're expecting plenty of rain, but I won't be bored. It's good sewing weather.

2 comments from clever and witty friends:

Christine M said...

Those loaves look very yummy. Enjoy your day of stitching.

Dana Gaffney said...

Hot tub and hot chocolate should do you right. The latest block looks like fun to play with, I think it's the camper that appeals to me I've seen so many cute ones lately.