After a long, dry winter we are having a remarkably wet spring. This was the view out my front window to the north this morning as the rain slowed and the clouds lifted. Yep, fresh snow on the mountains. It is a wonderful thing, the rain, particularly on a Saturday. Oh yes, I can hear the skepticism, but if the weather were bright and sunny I would be outside working.
As it is, I can stay inside and not feel even a little guilty as I putter around and get a few little jobs out of the way.
In the morning I was by far the first one up (as is usual) and I didn’t want to disturb the sleepers, so I cut scraps. Mostly 2″ squares. Even though I have hundreds (read possibly thousands) I needed more in specific colors for the upcoming borders of the Calico Rose quilt.
And cleaned and organized my thread drawer. I just did this at Christmas, but it seems to need doing regularly. I am trying hard to use up small scraps of thread when piecing scrappy quilts (Why not?!) to get the drawer less crowded. What am I saving those little pieces for anyway? Part of me resists thinking that I might have a sewing project that might need just that particular shade and now…BUT, I remained strong and set aside 15 spools with a single layer wrap or less remaining.
Much of the rest of the day was spent catching up ironing and mending and sewing a few blocks together, too. The alternating blocks for Calico Rose are finished, and I’ll have the quiltalong post ready soon.
Also grocery shopping for the week and a few other household chores and errands.
And a remodeled a skirt for Daughter. (No picture of this yet.)
Now it is evening and nearly time to head back to bed again. Not bad for a soggy Saturday.