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Sunday delight

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Today is a lovely day. Don’t get me wrong, it’s tipping it down outside, and it’s me that’s having the lovely time.

It started out with a 15km slow run in the woods, up and down the hills, with friends. It  rained steadily most of the way, but wasn’t cold and every so often it would stop and the sun would break through. I know a lot of you probably think I’m quite bonkers, but honestly, it was such a nice way to spend a rainy morning. I consciously ran slowly, slower than I naturally would, to keep my pulse low and hopefully avoid a headache afterwards (I can report: so far, so good!).

This afternoon I’ve been making some progress on the Nature’s Notebook quilting. The 820 started off being a bit temperamental. I’ve no idea why, but it seems to have calmed down again and my headband shapes are slowly progressing. It’s taking eons longer than stippling would have, but the quilting is much denser.

If I was doing this again, I wouldn’t use such a deep blue quilting thread. It looks fantastic on the blue areas, but on the yellow you see every wobble….and believe me, there are a few! Once it’s been washed and dried and poofs up a bit I don’t think it will be so noticeable. Thank goodness I’m not a perfectionist!

Yesterday I was clearing up some fabric piles and discovered that I have already mad the binding for this quilt – and had totally forgotten about it. I’d actually been pondering what colour to use and contemplating a trip to Zürich for some fabric or bias binding tape – so that came as a nice surprise. I really do wonder about my memory sometimes though….

We’re going to finish off today with a trip to see the new Harry Potter movie. One daughter has already seen it and pronounced it brilliant, so I can’t wait….

All in all, a great way to spend a rainy Sunday…total self indulgence!!! It does a body good sometimes!!

Helen

 

5 Responses to “Sunday delight”

  1. diane stanley Says:

    Looks like a perfect day to me.

  2. Vreni Says:

    Your quilting looks beautiful! Glad to hear you are having a terrific Sunday.

  3. Linds Says:

    Apart from the running bit ( I could manage a walk, though!) it sounds like a lovely Sunday. I hope you enjoy the movie!

  4. Juliann Says:

    How wonderful that you have the binding already made! I missed my run today because of the rain. I don’t know why I don’t just get out there and run. I need to find a hat that will keep the wet off my face without being too hot. Tomorrow I will definately get out to the trail because I cannot abide another evening of this jiitery feeling. Thanks for the inspiration

  5. marycatharine Says:

    Sounds like a lovely day, hope the runny slowly helps with your headaches.