Saturday, May 28, 2016

Heat Wave?

Hot, humid, hazy, and nobody wants a quilt for cuddling. If you're half-naked you're over-dressed.

It's no secret that I HATE the heat of summer. This saddle-planter on the deck railing is my gardening limit, but it cheers me to look at it.

Matthew is supposed to stop by today to help Husband Wonderful to install our two moderately sized window Air Conditioning units at either end of the house. We'll be ever so grateful! In the meantime, it's 91° and a 66 dew point, ugh!

My armload of lilacs scent the air that moves through the house with our big fan. This is the first time that I've used the little turquoise glass vase from my exclusive boutique, the "Free Room," at the town dump. Someone else had no use for it, so I scrubbed it clean and gave it a good home; win win!

Most of my time has been down cellar in my blessedly cool Quilt Cave. I made up a mess of mice, the calico catnip variety, that is.

While sewing on the next 16-block run of my Mile-A-Minute Log Cabin blocks, I do generate a few scraps from the 1½" logs to sew up into sachets. My bank tellers love them and I always get a lollipop!

The Log Cabins are going along nicely, too!

Each block of the 16 blocks in a run gets 12 logs. Sew 196 seams in a run.

There are six light logs and six dark logs in my scrappy Civil War reproduction fabrics. Yes, there are a few Civil War "Wannabees" that sneak in like that bias stripe.

It really makes me mad at myself when I'm chugging along, but "Air-Sewing" with an empty bobbin!

I have decided to NOT press them with my starch recipe until the AC units are well in place and functioning.

There is no need to make my basement refuge of cool air super-heated by the iron, ugh! They can wait! Possibly until first snow.
Meanwhile, Miss Emma Lynne is sporting her Patriotic Stars bandana for Memorial Day weekend as she pants with a huge tongue from being outdoors.

Her water dish is an old plastic ice bucket so that it won't sweat or tip over and on hot days like these I do add ice for her.

Stay cool!

Linking up to Oh Scrap! Link.

Happy Quilting!


gayle said...

That heat sneaked up on us, too! Our temps were in the 90s the last two days and I'm not ready for it!
I've been making my log cabin blocks using your technique - I love it! Thanks!

judyquilts said...

So sorry about your early heat. My sewing room is below grade too and I love it in the summer. Moving it from a main level bedroom to the finished basement was one of the best decisions I've made.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

The heat is supposed to arrive here later this week. I am not looking forward to it. It looks like you have lots of quilting projects to keep busy indoors with. Stay cool and thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Nann said...

Heat wave here, too. I am determined to not turn the air conditioning on until June 1! My sewing studio is in the blessedly cool basement.

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