Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rain and Other Good Things

After four months it finally rained. A nice steady deep soaking ground rain. 

Yes, the shingles aren`t looking their best. I don`t get on the roof anymore. I`m planning on a metal roof next spring. 

 Two evenings later, an early evening rain left behind this gorgeous double rainbow. Not the greatest picture but you get the idea. That`s my yard.
I can`t leave Sam out of my post. He rescued me from the depression after my husband`s death. Sam is in my bedroom / sewing room just after he was caught pillaging my scrap stash. He doesn`t eat or chew, just drops fabric around the house and goes back for more. He`s a Lab / Shepard, eight months old.

What have I been up to? I joined a blog hop. It is  another great Hop created by Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.  Please click the link in the sidebar for more information. Three finished projects to be presented in September. One project must be created using Riley Blake Gingham Fabric. Riley Blake is considering eliminating their gingham line, so we will be showcasing the gingham in one of our projects.  The Hops motivate me, get me moving, generate incentive which is just what I need.

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Oh I am so happy you have a companion and he looks like he is great fun, such a sweet, intelligent face.

  2. Have to love Sam even when he is naughty because he looks so sweet and innocent. Glad you joined a blog hop !

  3. I love Sam your new companion...I know first hand how they can make your world so much brighter..handsome fellow he is...and so glad you will be joining us Cathy, you have been missed..

  4. I also love gingham, and have a huge stash, as well as dozens of aprons and small table cloths with matching napkins. I've made a few things from my stash, and have plans for more, but it's a matter of finding the time.

  5. Sam is quite a special dog. It's wonderful therapy that you have each other. Perhaps Sam's fabric pillaging is a hint that he wants his own quilt. :o)


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