First off..for those looking for Quilt-Cam...I said WEDNESDAY, it's only Tuesday! Yesterday and Today are officially my "Weekend". SO come back tomorrow at 9pm EST and we'll sew together!
This morning was amazingly cool and crisp for North Carolina at the end of July.
Usually at this time of year – if you were to go out in the morning you would SEE the humidity hovering over the ground like mist.
When it rains in the summer here, we do actually see steam rising from the pavement….wisps rising to meet the low hanging clouds, meeting somewhere in the middle.
I love living in North Carolina –we get the best of all 4 seasons, without the interminable length of the longest, most dreadful one…winter.
((HA!! You thought I was going to say SUMMER, didn’t you??))
I actually don’t mind the humidity. It feels good on my skin. I’m used to it. It’s the ice and cold that I can’t stand…..and the shortness of the days, the longness of the nights in winter.
But give me a long hot summer day with daylight that lasts well past 9pm and I’m a happy girl….I can get a lot out of my days in the summer. I must be solar-powered. I don’t tire until it is dark outside…
This morning this was the view as the sun rose through the trees on my early morning walk, about 7am:
It’s been a crazy day. Other than the emergency post I sent up about Nancy Rink’s Stolen Quilts ((Yes, click HERE if you missed it!)) I have been on the go and not around for studio time at all. As soon as I post this, I’m off to go sew some more.
What am I sewing?
I’m going to be an Auntie again in January! My brother Mike and his wife Nicole are the parents of 3 year old Elizabeth. They are now expecting #2 to arrive some time in January! Oh, Auntie Bonnie needs to get busy…AGAIN.
Fun spool fabric!
I’m doing some test blocks. Not quite sure what I want to do…..
Back in June of 2010 ((2010????)) my Addicted to Scraps column for Quiltmaker featured a block called Carolina Chain. Remember it?
Just a cute little block made with strips and squares, and I never got a chance to play with it much. The positive/negative is fun to play with and really entices me.
So far, so fun!
If you have the magazine in your stash, look it up! 4 blocks sewn together gives a 9” finished block. It’s fairly brainless, and I won’t be giving cutting/sewing directions here…..I’m just playing, and I want to be sewing! Click HERE for the layout that the Quiltmaker team drew up for me!
In other news….
Did you register to win a free ticket to attend the online sewing event of the year? THE SEWING PARTY!? It’s a $40.00 value and you’ll be able to attend as many online classes as you want within the 3 month time period the Sewing Party runs! Click HERE for more info and to leave your comment on that post to enter. I’ll be drawing our winners in the morning!
**NOTE** I was informed that for this 2014 year, only US residents are eligible. I KNOW I KNOW! But they are hoping if everything goes well, that they will open it up globally next year.
And with that, I’m back to the machine..have a good evening, everyone!