My craft room sounded differently and felt different. The colour on the wall had changed. I looked up from my megga sorting to find the rain had stopped and the sun was out.
I like the sound of the rain on the roof. There is something comforting about the rhythm of rain. Each shower has a different rhythm and funnily enough there is a totally different sound to rain after a long dry spell.
However, let me explain something. A long dry spell for Ireland is perhaps 7 days. Yes really seven days. This year was a heat wave which lasted from June until August with record low levels of rain throughout the country. Ireland has not experienced such a dry spell since 1976.
Today’s rain had a very soothing sound and it had a constant rhythm which gave a great background to a sort out. Yes it was time to sort out my fabric stash. Or that was the idea. Yes, I did start on my Christmas fabric. This lead me to taking down my “Christmas Journal” and choosing fabrics for people. Then I just had to think of items I could make for them. Which in turn lead me to a different selection of fabric. You know how it goes or perhaps not? Perhaps it is only me who goes off on these tangents.
It was the sound of the rain stopping which put a halt to my gallops and I realised that I had accomplished little or no sorting but had a great few hours thinking of people. So definitely not time wasted. Spread around me was a sea of Christmas colour with ideas for Christmas presents. My journal had new ideas with many word maps in varying different colour pens. (That reminds me I must try and see if I can get colour cartridges for my fountain pen.)
I know it is only October and I am thinking of Christmas but if like me presents are made then it does require numerous weeks to plan and execute.