cheery fabric in my dark (blinds closed) sewing room
Summer here is depressing. There, I said it. Any chocolate I buy is completely melted by the time I leave the Target parking lot, Sonic ice doesn't stand a chance, and it is too hot to do anything but swim. Have I mentioned how much the sun hates me? (How's that for cheery?)
Since I have a baby who needs naps during the day or he's a bear, we end up stuck inside a lot, trying to stay quiet as to not wake the bear baby. I often compare summer here to winter elsewhere. It is really the only time all year that we aren't always out and about, and it is just easier to stay inside and stay cool. Last week was an exception to that, with the boys in soccer camp in the morning and swimming lessons in the afternoon. We have swimming lessons this week too. Sitting outside in 108 degree heat for 45 minutes in the hottest part of the day watching the boys swim? Yep, so fun! (Sense the sarcasm.)
I'm such a grouch in the summer.
So I don't completely lose it, I make sure to get plenty of sewing time in. Especially at night when everybody goes to bed. In fact, I may have gone a little overboard this past week and a half with my farmer's wife blocks...
I thought about lying and just posting six blocks, but decided against it. I even came clean with Amanda and Angela on twitter, and they assured me I wouldn't be kicked out of the group for breaking the rules. Phew! Aren't they nice?
(disclaimer: Really, I'm teasing, they would never, ever kick someone out of the group. They are really awesome like that. And in every other way. Good grief, Amanda can CAN. I'm so jealous.)
So, anyway, here are my new blocks this week:
Yeah, I went a little beyond the 2 per week I'm supposed to stick to. Sorry...
13- Block 30: End of Day
14- Block 28: Duck and Ducklings
15- Block 48: Homeward Bound
16- Block 51: Hovering Birds
17- Block 54- Kitchen Woodbox
18- Block 66: Periwinkle
19- Block 20: Churn Dash
20- Block 84: Spool
21- Block 49: Honeycomb
22- Block 68: Postage Stamp
23- Block 63: Ozark Maple Leaf ( I switched this one up a little bit)
24- Block 55- Linoleum
25- Block 77: Seasons
26- Block 80: Single wedding star
27- Block 6: Big Dipper
28- Block 57- Morning
29- Block 83: Spiderweb
30- Block 64: Peace and Plenty
First 30, only 81 more to go.
I should be done some time next week.
Thank you Farmer's Wife. You are such cheap therapy.
Well, pretty cheap. You'd be cheaper if I didn't love fabric shopping so much.
I blame summer.