The heat from the last couple of weeks has been a little too hot for my liking but we switched to playing tennis at 8am rather than 9 and that hour really helped. By the time we finish at 10, the sun is starting to really heat up so a good time to quit.
Temperatures are supposed to be a little lower and maybe even a bit of rain. If this was a normal summer, we would predict rain for the start of the PNE but since there are no fairs happening, who knows what the weather will do?
My July list ended up like this:
10. Trim and figure out how to make a quilt from leftover 16 patch bits
12. Quilt for my granddaughter
So actually, I accomplished most of what I intended or hoped to do. That feels good. I am leaving my list for August as I am behind on my organizing.
Some of the finished quilts
: The Stepping Stones and Town Squares are quilted and bound.
Two stacks of projects ready to quilt.
I also pulled out my containers of Aunt Gracie /30's fabrics and sorted and tidied and then I began making some preemie tops. I ended up with 5 preemies and one larger kid's quilt... again, more projects for quilting and binding. This is an August project and will spend a day cutting batting and backings and will spray baste these and quilt them with my walking foot on my domestic machine. The following pictures show my fabrics all organized, stacked and tidied and I felt totally overwhelmed with what I have. I will admit that I have added in a few fabrics when making my quilts that sort of go with but aren't exactly Aunt Gracie's. But that is ok with me if it means a finished top! I found half square triangles and flying geese blocks started plus a layer cake and 3 sets of charm squares. So, a lot more projects with these fabrics in my future but I know where they are and what I have. I am thinking that it would make a good retreat project?
So, that is my August so far... organizing quilt tops for quilting and getting some small quilt tops made. I feel like I am stitching like crazy and not that much to show for it... but I did have some finished quilts in July so that is productive!
Time to sit and make my August list of goals. Some other activities happening this month including my husband's birthday and roofers will be arriving any day to start replacing ours and that means a lot of noise. Plus, of course, daily tennis and dreaded housework and laundry. I also have some lovely cabbages to deal with and that means cabbage roll making but only when the weather cools off a little.
Happy August! Autumn is coming so enjoy our longer days with sunshine and happiness.