tuesday 15 april circa 4:15 pm ESDST 46 degrees
the rain has stopped momentarily - just in time for me to take a break: snack of apple with peanut butter and a cuppa tea. it is one of those off-n-on deluge rain-type days. perfect for spending quiet time with oneself. over the past few days we've had gorgeous spring weather and balmy temps - hi 70s/low 80s. the trees and flowers are blooming, birds singing, and people are out in the nature, as my niece described being outside when she was about 4 years old. Norman says the temp will drop even more and it's possible that it will be cold enough for snowflakes before the morning comes. oh well, why not? nothing surprises me much anymore when it comes to weather, these days.
i have spent most of this rainy day in my sewing studio, working on a quilt block ...
... and re-learning my sewing machine. i haven't used it as much since i've been appliquéing - by hand - my Flower Garden blocks. i am enjoying this getting reacquainted time and tell myself i really should sit here more. many of the members in my quilt guild sew nearly every day! and their quilts show it. in a few weeks i'm going on my annual quilting week-long retreat; we've been forewarned to bring some "show and tell" or else...i have lots to tell but not so much to show. i'll come up with something, i'm sure.
my tea is cooling and it's just about gone. i think i'll continue my break from the sewing machine and stitch on my next Flower Garden block a bit. see you next time...and hopefully, before!