After 2 bad weather weekends in a row the sun is shinning and at least in our part of Nashville, the weather is good. Many sections are still under water and schools are still closed in several counties. Most of the roads in this part of the state are open again. One of the things I was glad about in my yard was the heavy rains didn't beat my little flower up too much. This is a plant my mom gave me when we first moved into this house and I worry about it each year if it will come back, it continues to do very well.
During the 2 days of constant rain I got some quilting done and wanted to try out a new pattern. I'm not a real good free motion quilter, but do continue to try new things. This is a little ivy pattern I made up. Any time I want to do something new, first I get a sheet of paper and a pen and draw it out (not lifting the pen from the paper) and see how natural the flow seems to be. I think in time I will be able to do this one well.
Another thing I worked on today was using the poly clay tiles I'd made last Friday. I wanted to use them in some form of art, but was unsure what direction I wanted to go. I did 2 one kind of funky and the other a bit more formal. I like them both, but always tend to lean toward the funky style.
During the storm this weekend my hubby was unable to work on his current project (his truck) and I'd mentioned my little White machine was making a strange noise and he dove right into that to find out what was up. I have to admit I think he just likes taking stuff apart. But as scary as this photo is the machine is running very well now - no strange noise. It had never been cleaned and it is my first little machine. It was way full of lint. This is my little traveling machine so it lives a hard life.