Friday, August 20, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot!

What do you do when it's hot, hot, hot? Well, I SEW, SEW, SEW! And that's what I did today...we had 105 degree heat index again today...I think they said it's been like that for 15 of the last 19 days...it's absolutely CRAZY! I've lived here, in this same area for the past 44 years...I have never experienced a summer like this one has been...but on the positive side, I'm getting a lot of sewing done. I turned the A/C down a couple of degrees, turned up the ceiling fan and off I went.

This month's Designer BOM was a lot of fun......this is going to be one great quilt!

I finished my Nine Patches for the exchange......I had the best time making these...picking combinations of fabrics was my favorite part...Thank you Julie for coming up with this wonderful exchange.

I also got all the pieces and parts done for Plan C...I have it all laid out on my design floor...that's the project for tomorrow...hopefully I'll be back here tomorrow night with a picture!

I can't believe I'm watching Preseason Football tonight...where in the world did the summer go?

27 comments:

Carol said...

Your nine patches look great. So does your Designer Mystery block. Two things I still need to do. I know all too well about extreme heat. That's what I do too, stay indoors in the A/C.

Pat said...

Your work is wonderful. Thank you for sharing, my dear friend.
Happy Quilting!

Screen Door said...

I love those nine patches...The Bom project is sewing up well. You are going to want it out long after Christmas ;)

joan said...

You will just have to move to Nova Scotia.. I had to wear a light cardigan today the breeze was a bit too "tingy" for short sleeves. I love you blocks. I was wondering what the Mystery block was because mine isn't in yet.(Snail Mail)Your nine patches are gorgeous too

Karen said...

Did sewing the wreath make you feel cooler?

Sue said...

Oh I saw your first block on another site. I love that! Love the nine patches. (who doesn't love a good nine patch)

Good for you for getting your sewing done. That's what I would have done if I could have today.

That heat index is insane. We had another hot one here too (for us).

Have a great weekend!

Thimbleanna said...

Just Say No. To preseason football LOL! That heat sounds awful -- I hope you're managing to stay nice and cool!

Allie said...

Ack - that is HOT! This has been a hot summer, but after last year's cold one it's ok with me.
Your blocks are gorgeous - enjoy your sewing!

Darlene said...

Love your nine patches. It's been HOT, HOT, HOT, here, too. Ugh! The A/C is my best friend. LOL

QuiltSue said...

I love the designer block of the month block and your 9-patches. As for the heat, thank heavens we haven't had anything like that. When it gets to 80 I think it's hot. Mind you, we don't have air-con in our houses in the UK.

Ginger Patches said...

Cute nine patches! I was going to get caught up on my 12 days BOM yesterday...I had cut all my pieces for block 2 right before I hurt my neck. I ended up spending like an hour searching for my directions...never did find them. Then I said to heck with it and went to bed with my book lol! This months wreath looks like a quick one--I am loving these blocks so far!!

Stephanie said...

Love the Christmas BOM and your 9-patches are so warm and cozy. I know from personal experience that humidity is worse that dry heat no matter what the temperature. Sewing is a great way to deal with the heat. :o) When Mr. Creations retires we're moving back to the west coast so we can watch football before 9 PM!

Angie said...

I love that wreath block, Carol! As for the heat---welllll, I've never known a summer like this one either.

Lori said...

The wreath block is so festive! It's nice to get so much done, esp when it's so hot!!

Cindy said...

Maybe it should be hot more often - look at all that progress you made.

When hubby was down in the City yesterday, the truck read 115 degrees, ridiculously hot. Up here we were low 90's.

You're right - HOT HOT HOT, SEW SEW SEW...I like how you think.

Diane said...

Your nine patches are lovely.

I can't believe how fast summer has sped by either. I don't even remember the 1st of August, it feels so long ago.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I need to get going on my Christmas blocks. They look so pretty in the pkg. lol
I can vouch for you. it is hot hot hot there. Man oh man......who knew?? I hope it cools off soon for you guys.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Can't wait to see Plan C.

Shakerwood said...

Yup, we watched the Panthers lose last night to the Jets. Remember, with the onset of football comes cooler weather! I just have to keep reminding myself of that!!

Barb said...

your 9-patches look wonderful! I can't wait for the exchange!

Zlaty said...

I like your problem solving solution! Hot, hot , hot - sew, sew, sew! :)

The BOM is adorable!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Carrie P. said...

I really like your 9 patch blocks. Boy I think the whole US is just waiting for fall to arrive.

julieQ said...

Way too hot here too...I love your nine patches so much!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love those blocks - espcially the wreath! I hope it cools off for you soon - or maybe not since you're getting lots of sewing in LOL!!

Wendy said...

You are so lucky to have AC. Great work on the blocks.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great 9 patches! I like looking at everyone's blocks and seeing the fabric they picked out. I like the greens you have found!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I've lived here all my life, which is quite a while, and this is the hottest summer I can remember. (north central alabama). I cam remember hot spells where temps would be high 90s to 100+ for a week or two. But this year, we had 50 days when the temps never got under 90. And the humidity was smothering. Things have cooled down some now though. I can feel autumn in the air.