I have an unscheduled free day for myself. Typhoon #9 has hit Japan and is directly coming over our prefecture so all school was cancelled and the neighborhood is probably sleeping in. (The other 8 didn't come close enough for most of Japan to notice.) We tied down and folded up anything out in the yard that might cause damage if it got blown around. I brought Choco in early yesterday and she has been in the house ever since. No exercise for us today. Just a quick potty run this morning (...Choco) and we're back listening to the weather news. I was supposed to go in to teach a new class today but that was cancelled too so I can stay home snug and secure. I did my grocery shopping yesterday too so at least tonight's dinner is planned.
We are sure getting a lot of rain but not as much wind as with some typhoons. I always wonder about sleeping in the room next to the forest when we have typhoons but the wind and rain didn't wake me last night. One year one of the big trees blew down and blocked the road to our house so you can see why I might be leary of the forest. I left one of the windows slightly open for fresh air but now I have a puddle to mop up.The rain comes from all directions when a typhoon hits! I feel for the apple and pear farmers around here because if the wind is too strong the whole year of work can be for naught and the orchards will be littered with fallen fruit. I had planned to go buy pears at my friend's orchard today so I hope when I get there this weekend they'll report that they weren't hit too badly...
So, with this free day I should be sewing right? Right! The other thing on my schedule today was to get measuring and figuring help from Mrs. Furui but I guess I'll have to do my own computing. I was foresighted enough to wash some fabric yesterday so I'll probably start cutting into that. What am I making? Until last night I didn't know but I think I'm making a scrappy star quilt in somber colors. I was tending towards a pattern in one of my old magazines and this morning found that Bonnie was making nearly the same pattern and it was stunning. Ok. That's God telling me this is the way to go, so even though my colors aren't anything like Bonnie's nor the magazine's I'm going to make good use of my free day!
Well, I've tried to put a video on the blog again. Not so clear. Ah, and I seem to have debuted my voice. Oh thrill.