“Its almost not raining.”
I said that in the car yesterday and it seemed funny at the time. I don’t know. Maybe it was one of those “you had to be there” moments.
I realize the rainy season in Florida begins in June, however, enough already. Rain that is. It has been cloudy and overcast with no sunshine for nine days (yes, I’ve been counting) and raining steadily for the past four. Seriously — it has rained with little or no break for four days. Four long, dreary, (did I mention long?) days. Sheesh. I think its even too wet for mold.
I apologize for not posting about my amazing trip to Vermont. Photos and details will be posted here soon. Promise. But life has been busy lately. It took me more than a few days after I returned from the Vermont Quilt Festival to get caught up. And we’ve been up to our ears with my boys coming and going to and from church camp and football practice. Fun times for them; washer woman duty for Mom. Not that I’m complaining mind you. Its just that I think it might have been easier to burn those stinky, muddy, damp, mildewy clothes that came home from a week of camping in a cabin by a lake than to try to get them clean and fresh-smelling again.
But all is not gloomy. My friend, Ilona is here visiting with me for a few days. Many of you know her: in fact, you’ll recognize her from her picture on page 90 of Jelly Roll Quilts & More. (Did you look?) We had a grand time visiting Rainbow’s End yesterday (even in the rain) and we enjoyed a delicious lunch at an authentic Greek restaurant in Tarpon Springs. Yum! But last night was the most fun of all. We sewed. Well, in truth we giggled and talked more than we sewed. But I did manage to work out the kinks in the design of a brand new quilt I’m working on. (Hey Birgit, get ready! If this quilt gets put together as soon as I think it will, it will be heading your way! 🙂 ) This one features more fun with Jelly Roll strips, and it is stunning. Hope to share it with you all soon.
So in the meantime, I hope its dry where you are. And that you’re enjoying summer sunshine. Stop back here in a day or so because I promise to post a Vermont Quilt Festival update. Soon. Really. Truly.
In the meantime, I’m still — Soggy Me