Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hot Hot Hot!

The weather so far in July has been incredibly hot. We are at the end (I hope) of a 7+ day heatwave, meaning the daily temperatures have been well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit here in Northern NJ. The intense rains from June are all but forgotten and the dryness and heat have taken their toll on the yard, flowers and plants outside. I'm lucky to have an irrigation system that keeps mine watered gently in the middle of the night, but I can see the dust everywhere where the landscape has cracked and dried up where there has been no water. The heat has made alot of people sick and keeps us and the pets inside when we are home. Even my pups don't want to take long walks, they do their thing and come back into the air conditioning and sleep, alot. I have tried cooking using the stove top and microwave, so as not to heat up the house with the oven or have to stand outside to grill in the heat. I should be in the basement quilting alot while its hot outside, but I haven't been in the mood to sit and sew. Today, I finished 7 new fabric wrapped clothes line baskets. I had already completed the wrapping and just sat and shaped and sewed the baskets. I endulged in finding some very cool jewelry items recently to replace those that were stolen a few weeks back and used those to embellish the baskets. I am quite pleased with the results. Some new shapes, colors and designs were finished and I expanded my technique to include a basket with a lid, which I had never done before. Its pretty cool. I will have to post some photos of the new ones soon. Stay cool. If you have a pool, use it and think of me. I have a new bathing suit, I just don't have a pool to wear it in yet! d