Oh, I'm so glad I can stay at home today and play with scraps in the air conditioned house! Yesterday my stitchery friends, all six of us, met at my house for breakfast on the patio at around 10:30, and it was already miserably hot out. After eating, we moved inside and crowded around the kitchen table in my small kitchen, stitching until it was time to leave for a little shopping followed by our lunch reservations at the High Hand Conservatory. Did I take photos? No, I think my brain had melted from the heat. Because what I hadn't realized when I planned the day was that the former fruit drying sheds and the conservatory we visited were not air conditioned, and our temperatures reached 108 on Saturday afternoon. After lunch, we visited nearby Newcastle where we stopped at a couple more non-air conditioned shops. On the way back home, we stopped for soft serve ice cream cones where the ice cream melted quicker than we could eat it. All I can say is that it was probably a very good thing our shopping was done, because a few of us were WEARING more ice cream than we'd eaten! We were so happy to get back to my house and the air conditioning, even if it meant crowding around the kitchen table again! Still, we all enjoyed the day just because we could be with one another--friends are the BEST, aren't they?!
Here are this week's scrappy blocks. The other day when I was rummaging around my larger scrap bin, I pulled out a few more scraps to supplement the scraps in the basket--now it's full again! I'd better get busy and make more blocks. I wonder how many more I need for the Pie in the Sky quilt I'm working on? When I started making blocks, I kept them wrapped around a cardboard roll, but they soon became too bulky, so I transferred them to clear plastic protector sleeves--the kind that hold paper in a binder--two to a sleeve. I placed enough empty sleeves in a binder so that when the sleeves are full, I'll have enough blocks to make the quilt. I know there are many more full sleeves than there are empty ones, so maybe I'm getting close! How about you? Are you joining us this week with a scrappy project to share?