Here in the Pacific Northwest we are NOT used to heat. Our summers are usually in the low to mid 80's, which is how most of us like it. And though it's not a dry heat like the desert east of our mountains, the humidity is usually pretty low. Yesterday was unseasonable warm - 95 degrees with a fairly high humidity. Not fun! It was hard to sleep, hard to relax, hard to do much of anything. We've never got around to get air conditioning - we have ceiling heat so there is no ductwork in the house. I think we're going to cave in, however, and get a couple portable air conditioners for upstairs. I thank God daily for a loving son-in-law who is very "handy", as none of the rest of us have a "handy" bone in our bodies. Today is supposed to be a bit cooler - I hope so, as I think the air conditioning at work has stopped also. We are such wimps when it comes to heat!
If blogger will cooperate I'll load more quilt show photos. Good! It worked! The first quilt is "Little Brown Bird" by Doris Steigelman. It won the best of show ribbon. It's from a book by that name by Margaret Dacherty. I have the book but will probably never make the quilt. Doris is in her 80's, but continues to turn out appliqué masterpieces one after the other.
Friendship Garden is for all you bright lovers out there. Garden of Weedin is a group row quilt - I just love the title.
The gold stars with the green background is very unusual coloring. I'm not at all sure I like it - but it speaks to me in a way Idon'tt' understand. Or maybe I should say it speaks to me but I can't tell what it's saying.
1. Cooler weather today!
2. A belated birthday card from a special friend
3. A garden full of blooming iris
4. Tank top with a built-in bra for hot weather
5. Love note from my daughter