Saturday, Mr. P, the OnlyChild and I decided to go to A Taste of Edmonton, which is held outdoors downtown. It was cloudy, but looked okay out. By the time we got halfway there, it was pouring rain. After we parked the car, the rain stopped. We stayed for a little over an hour, stuffed our bellies with goodies, then headed home. And on the way home it poured and poured and poured. It was insane.
I don't mind the odd rainy day, but we've had a bit too many of those lately. The good thing about rain, though, is the excuse it gives me to stay inside. With Swoon once again out of commission while waiting for fabric, I pulled out the old bow-tie blocks from last summer and whipped up a few more. Forty-six more, actually, for a total of 172 blocks.
They're all sorted into groups of four to be sewn into bigger blocks.
And I still have some red fabric left over if I need to make more (or for borders and binding).
I had a bit of help collecting the fabric for these blocks. In addition to my own stash of red, Jenn, Riel, and Julie all sent me precious pieces from their red stash. Thanks!
Yesterday (Sunday) was a gorgeous day (despite the forecast). I took AbbyDog for a very long walk in the River Valley.
Then we spent the rest of the afternoon in the back yard. The OnlyChild and my neighbour, Shannon, joined me in the pool while the dogs played in the yard.
And today? Well, it's already rained and thundered and right now it's cloudy. Laundry and packing has to be done because I leave on Wednesday for my trip back east.