Running in the Rain, and Sewing Up a Storm

I’d forgotten how much I enjoy running in the rain.

No, really…it’s great!

Sure, you might get a little drenched to start with, maybe a little chilly, and you have to avoid the puddles if you don’t want to feel like you’re running with wet sponges on your feet, but by the end….AHHHH, that sweet, refreshing, strip-to-the-tee-shirt, bring-it-on feeling is like no other.  When your heart is pounding, and your lungs are straining, there’s nothing much better than that lovely, cooling joy of rain drops streaming down your face and arms, drenching your head.

O.K., so maybe I’m crazy…but I KNOW I’m not the only one out there who feels that way.  Really.  Comm’on fellow runners, don’t leave me hangin’ here!

Fine then…moving on.

So, after my lovely run in the rain (and a hot shower…no better way to end a rainy run!), I settled down at my work space (AKA, my dining room table), and gave my sewing machine a run for its money.

My booth-mate buddy, Shanna, has been after me to make some mini notebook covers for a while now.  She thinks my pad-folio sized ones are great and is certain that pocket-sized ones would be fantastic, too.

So I made some…

I’m super excited about them!  And I’ll be making more today when I have my “play-date” with my sewing buddy, Caren.

Oh!  I almost forgot!  SO EXCITED!

Shanna and I have been accepted to be vendors at the locally-renowned-and-crazy-fun summer craft fair, Picnic Portland, this year!  We had such a blast last year!  Here, have a look:

Shanna setting up shop

Some of my offerings…

Oh, and our “chalk box” that we brought for folks to have fun with!

Doesn’t that look like fun!?  If you’re in the Portland, Maine, area at  the end of August, you should come stop by and say ‘hello!’  There are a bunch of amazing vendors, live music, and some of the coolest stuff that you never knew you needed!

5 thoughts on “Running in the Rain, and Sewing Up a Storm

  1. I love running in the rain too 🙂 And I LOVE those notebook covers, I’ve been browsing your Etsy shop – you are so talented!

    • Thanks for chiming in…I was starting to wonder if I was the only one! 😉 And thanks for the kind remarks about my notebooks and Etsy shop, too!
      Took a quick peek at your blog…SO FUN! You’ve got a great goal…sub-two-hour half…GO FOR IT! The best I ever did was 2:19. I’ve been away from running for a couple of years now because of injury, then laziness, but I’m back at it and loving it. My goal…be ready for a 5k by September. I hope you keep in touch and let me know how you do.


      • Thank you for the lovely comments, I’m glad that you are enjoying it 🙂
        I’m really excited to get working on my sub-2 hour half – I’m coming back from a calf strain so I can’t work as hard as I’d like to at the moment, but at least its forcing me to focus on things like core and glute strengthening which should help my running.
        Let’s definitely keep in touch – we can keep each other motivated 🙂 x

      • I’d love to! I know I could sure use the moral support!

  2. I’m not much for running in the rain…but I love jumping in puddles. 🙂 have fun in the show, those books look great.

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