Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sewing on Saturday

9-Patch Blocks

It was already hot when I woke up this morning and I decided I didn't need to go grocery shopping.  Instead, I went to the library, picked up the book that was being held for me, and came home.

Had a late brunch of spiced garbanzo beans and video chatted with daughter.  After that, when the temperature inside the house had gone up to 88F (around 2:30 p.m.), I decided to turn on the air conditioner in my bedroom and sew.

I have a small folding table which is easily moved from room to room; I moved it from the family room to the bedroom and set up my sewing machine on it.  Then, I moved the ironing board and iron into the bedroom, as well.  And settled down to an afternoon and evening of sewing.  I sewed all the 9-patch blocks for the quilt top I am making.

The nice thing about having the a/c on in the bedroom is that I am able to be comfortably cool while I sew.  The bad thing about having the a/c on in the bedroom is that I don't want to leave the room because the rest of the house feels even hotter, compared to the cooler room!  I even ate my dinner in the bedroom!

Dancer cat alternated between meowing to be allowed into the room and meowing to be let out!  But now, it's night time and he's ready to cool off and sleep, he says:

Cool Cat!
Tomorrow, I will cut out the squares to go between the 9-patch blocks and sew them together. 

Today, I am grateful for:

- the a/c in the room
- ceiling fans
- electricity to run the a/c (and the ceiling fan and the sewing machine and the iron, etc.)
- libraries and free books to borrow
- video chatting with daughter

How was your day, today?  Have you had a good start to your weekend?


  1. Yes,yes, thankful for AC.. Try to stay cool.. the quilt is going to be beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Judy. A little bit cooler, today, so haven't put on the a/c yet.

  2. So glad you treated yourself to the a/c ... Your heat tolerance is amazing, Bless. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt!

    1. Carolyn, I was born in the tropics, so you could say I'm used to it. Quilt top is coming along nicely!

  3. I love my ac. We cooled down last week so we have kept it off, but it's hitting 90 this week so we may have to get it going again.

    1. Jess, 90 is hot, especially if you have any humidity. Stay cool!


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