On Sunday, outdoor activities had been planned, but it rained for most of the day. Despite the weather, many of the women went out for a 2-hour power-walk, while the men played golf on the lawn. There were about 18 kids gathered in the living room watching SpongeBob on television, so I set up my travelling sewing room in an unfinished room upstairs that overlooks the lake.
|Here is my million dollar view of the lake. Look closely, Mom, that is your New York quilt on the machine. I am sewing on the binding!|
|Here is my makeshift pressing station.|
|Rainy weekends are getting to be kind of a theme for me...remember my Cape Cod weekend in August?|
|The perfect sewing room set-up! I have my pink Tutto travel sewing case on wheels (at far right) with my little Janome Gem Platinum sewing machine (on table) and all my supplies fit nicely in the laundry basket.|
|It was getting kind of dark in my new sewing room, so I borrowed a lamp from the living room and put it on the ladder.|
The sun came out at 3pm, and Mike went on a boat ride with some of the other menfolk. I finished the binding on my quilt! We celebrated Paul's birthday some more on Sunday night with a catered lobster dinner and sang Happy Birthday to him. Susan, Mike's sister/Paul's wife, had bought 50 Japanese lanterns, which we lit and they rose up into the sky and sailed over the lake. It was a magical sight!
Happy Birthday Paul! (disclaimer: Paul's actual birthday is next month, but we took advantage of Labor Day weekend). Mike will celebrate his 50th birthday in about two weeks!
Pugs and kisses,