Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rainy early autumn day

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain and the wind blowing my bedroom door against the jam again and again, until I decided there was no choice but to get up and get on with the day.  What's with that?  I love lingering in bed on a cool, rainy morning, but 'twas not to be--I have to take Lily to school every morning.

So, this is the view from my front door, except the rain had stopped when I took the picture.  It's cool--about 55 degrees--damp and gloomy. What's a girl to do on a day like this?

BAKE of course!

I bought a sack of very ripe bananas the other day at the store intending to make up some banana bread. I didn't get to it yesterday so it was the perfect thing to do this morning. And here are a couple of perfect loaves and a little loaf made for Lily in her little loaf pan.  She likes chocolate chips in her banana bread and I don't so I just put some chips on top of her loaf, thinking the batter would rise up and surround them. Instead, the chips floated on top!  (I don't think Lily will mind.)

Now, I'll have a bite of lunch--beet salad leftover from last night's Community Garden pot luck dinner and some fruit--and then it's off to the sewing room to get started quilting Tessa's "Colors of the Sea" quilt.

This is the quilt I want to enter in the charity quilt tour in early November. If I don't get this one finished in time, I have nothing else to enter. I don't have to enter a quilt, but I'd like to, so it's off to work on this one. 

I'll be using my new machine finally,  and I can't wait!  I've played around with it and have done piecing on it and what I've done so far, I really, really like!  So now, it's time to see how she does on the quilting part.  

Since the quilt is all right angles, and Tessa doesn't want a lot of fancy quilting in it (Yea!  Saves me time and work!), I decided to use a curvy/wavy quilting stitch that's already programmed in the machine.  Just back and forth across the width of the quilt.  Should be easy, right?  But just watch--something will go terribly wrong, I just know it!  Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?

1 comment:

  1. My day yesterday looked exactly like yours – grey and overcast and intermittent rain. I decided to spend the day sewing . However your banana bread looks so fabulous Im wondering if I should have squeezed some baking in there !

    Good Luck with your quilting. That serpentine stitch you’re going to use is one of my favourites. It always looks fantastic. Keeping everything crossed for you that the quilting goes well !