Our air conditioner broke on Friday. Today is Tuesday and we are still limping along. I feel like an old damp dish rag at the end of the day. I think the repair man has a handle on it (finally?), so we should be getting more comfortable in the next day or two. At least the temps have dropped to 98/99 degrees, and some clouds have moved in. A veritable cold front.
Since I apparently can't bear to touch yarn during a heatwave, I've switched to projects made out of cool cotton.
Molly Flanders quilt along. I really loved this block. I
I bought 8 yards of blue flowered lightweight cotton at a quilt show over 10 years ago. It's pretty old stuff since there are no markings in the selvage, and it's only 36 inches wide (most quilting cottons are 44/45 inches). I'm tracing a cardboard diamond shaped template onto the fabric, cutting the pieces out with scissors, then hand sewing them together with needle and thread the old fashioned way. You can make a whole quilt without a sewing machine, it just takes a little longer. Anyway after I saw what Kristen made, I just had to take part in this slow quilting movement.
Sitting on the couch, stitching away on my little cotton diamonds, watching the pile grow and flutter in the breeze of the fan, I'm barely moving, so I don't work up much of a sweat. Win, win.
Maybe more contrast is needed. Like this.....?