When it rains ...

The smell of autumn came with the rain, early yesterday morning. I was looking at the rain from the window and was listening to its whisperings, spellbound. I decided that it was a not-going-out-and-doing-whatever-you-want day. Here's the list of my heroic deeds:
  • Ate pizza for lunch and dinner
  • Read on the couch wrapped in the bath towel. (By the way, if you are a keen reader and want to share your favorite books, please join me on goodreads.com)
  • Sewed a cover for the sewing machine and bin it because I did not like it
  • Skyped with friends while they had breakfast and I, my evening cup of tea
  • Watched a movie
Then I realized that my couture class with Susan Khalje is just around the corner (from October 8th!) and that students are asked to come with a fitted muslin. And, of course, I was not ready!

The pattern I'll be working with is from the September Burda edition


The challenge that I've set for myself during the workshop: learn from a professional how to work with silks. So let's see how it goes!

It's raining again today.... What are your favorite rainy-day activities?

Comments

  1. Ooh, there's nothing more relaxing than a rainy day when you don't have to go out! I love to knit, watch movies, read, or just cuddle with the dogs on rainy days. Sometimes I get motivated to do some organizing, but most of the time, I love to just hang out!

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  2. You are going to have such a great time at the seminar! It was being held at our school last week and I peaked my head in. Looked like so much fun!

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  3. I love the pattern you are going to be working on! Can't wait to see it unfold. And I agree with Ginger. A rainy day when you don't have to go out is perfect. For me, it's a great time to sneak in some sewing while the boys play inside and I don't feel guilty that I should be doing something else!

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  4. This may sound bad or pathetic but your Saturday doesn't seem so bad! It sounds like it was the perfect pace that all Saturdays should have - not too busy but not too slow.

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  5. Awww You just reminded me of my biggest misfortune: I've no doggy :(

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  6. I am both excited and scared, or rather intimidated by all the hard-core professionals I'll share the workshop with ...

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  7. And I wish I could have pizza for lunch and dinner every day :)

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  8. Maider from Masustak Eguzkitan25 September 2012 at 09:13

    Menudo vestidazo has elegido! WOW and WOW!
    Qué envidia una clase de costura!! La verdad es que muchas veces hecho en falta a alguien que entienda de costura a mi lado, un poquito de ayuda por favor! ja, ja, ja...
    En Euskadi en otoño es típico buscar setas en el monte, nuestra familia tiene mucha afición, y la verdad es que me encanta vestirme con ropa de monte y apropiada para la lluvia y pasear por un bosque lleno de robles o hayas para buscar setas bajo la lluvia. El ruido de la lluvia sobre las hojas y el ruido de los pasos sobre las ramas rotas y hojas secas...me encanta!

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  9. Great dress, do you have the fabric? I will be joining you in Baltimore and would not mind having pizza togethet ;)

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  10. !Como me gusta buscar setas! Quando fue peqena siempre iba con mis padres. Hace tiempo que vivo en metrópoli fuera de bosques ;( Tu descripcion es tan poetica. Me siento mucha nostlálgiaca...Una razón mas para visitar Euskadi!

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  11. I so cant wait to see and hear how this turns out! I'm in love with that dress pattern and think it would look stunning in silk.

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  12. Oh, I love that dress! It will look great on you! I love to have an excuse to sit at home...I can sew...actually since I no longer live in a big city I am getting used to not having much going on. So your weekend plan sounds very familiar!

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  13. Goodness, this is too exciting! A class with Susan, and the Matthew Williamson dress.


    I have to go and calm myself down!

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  14. Thank you so much, Melanie! The closer the date the more stressed I become. Maybe some hard liquor can help manage my emotions!

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  15. I've been living in big cities forever (maybe last 16 years). My secret fantasy would be to relocate to a quieter place: ideally an island!

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  16. Ooo!! Silk!! Hope to listen something about it here!%))

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