Chained to the sewing machine

Or so it seems this week. I think I've spent hours every day sewing ..... well, except for that day I took DH to the hospital for a test. But even that afternoon, while he was sleeping off the effects of the anesthesia, I was working on my little bags.
There will be an update to the etsy shop really soon - as soon as I get to take pictures (which I don't like much) and edit them (which I really dislike) and upload everything.
And, yes, there will be some triangle/pyramid bags - finally.
As soon as I'm done with my custom order, I'm going to play. So many idea, just no time right now.
Back to the sewing machine. That chain isn't long enough ............
Oh yeah ..... "Happy Halloween, everybody." Still gotta get ready for that, too. I'm "stealing" some of the little plastic rings meant for little girls. They are just too cute, in a hippy sort of way. And I can always put them back into the pot next year.


The first serious rainstorm of the season

A real frog strangler - where even the dog who usually has to sniff every other blade of grass when he goes out for a bathroom break didn't venture much past the steps leading down to the yard. Quickest pit stop ever.
Where we've had at least 4" of rain as of almost 1 pm. How do I know? No, I don't have a rain gauge. But our yard waste gets picked up at about 6:30 am every Tuesday morning and it was raining so hard that I waited until 10 minutes ago to roll the trash cans up to the house. The trash people left the lid open and there were a good 4" of water sloshing around in the bottom of the can. Do you have any idea how heavy that is? I had to haul the can up the house and dump it all out and, of course, all the trash cans were standing in several inches of water in the street. I needed dry socks and pants after that little adventure.
No leaks so far - we have a good roofer - but I think one of the downspouts is disconnected and it's the one right next to the bedroom window. Sounds like machine gun fire on the roof below. Not conducive to sleep. I sure hope the rain slows down dramatically by the time I go to bed.
Yes, I know we need rain - it doesn't rain here in the summer and we're in the third year of a drought - but does it have to be so much all at once? It's not that big a problem here. I don't expect flooding but in all those areas with the bad wildfires there are bound to be mudslides. There already are evacuations ordered in some of those ares.
So, please, a little less rain for now, spread it out over the whole rainy season, please.