Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HOT Just Way Too HOT

Oh well the best plans sometimes just doesn’t happen.  I was so looking forward to going to see that “mill” this weekend, and it didn’t happen. The weather at the trailer and here also was just to hot to do anything.  You know those days where just lifting your arms is taxing and the sweat is rolling down your back.  We left after sundown on Saturday to come home.  With 4 dogs, the heat wasn’t good for them or for us.   I came home and did some sewing.  I actually set up my sewing machine .  Sewed a border around the Noa’s baby blanket, a single blanket with dogs on it and the hexagon table runner.  I also took apart this gold material that I had bought for backing for the first quilt I ever made.   I decided to use the gold in 2 ½ ‘ strips around the small Dresden plates.  I know I should take pictures, I carry my camera with me all the time yet never take pictures.  I promise to take them this weekend.  Pat painted the outside of the add-on for the trailer, it looks much better brown.  It blends in with the forest more, it use to be white but white never stays clean looking.  Hopefully I’ll hand sew the 3 bindings on the pieces this weekend.  It is not supposed to be as hot as last weekend, so I might actually think about having something in my hand.  Oh and how stupid can I be, imagine trying to teach someone to knit with worsted weight wool when the temperature is 32 degrees celsius or 91 fahreneit which felt more like 105.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hot weekend .....

Friday, heading into the weekend.  It is going to be a hot one here in the 30’s all weekend.  I’m heading off to the trailer for the weekend.  Went up yesterday just for the day and Left Pat and 4 of the dogs with him.  I came back last night as I only work ½ days on Friday’s.  Left him some work of course to keep him busy,  He’’s paint the outside of the add-on.  The trailer is a 24 foot trailer with a 8 feet by 24 feet structure built onto the front of it.  It is going to be a hot weekend and we don’t have air condition there, but is is more country and so hopefully it will be cooler there that in the city.  I’m taking the small Dresden plate squares with me to work on.  I have a few more plates to sew onto the squares.   I still have some more petals cut out but haven’t sewed them together yet.   I don’t feel like dragging out my sewing machine and taking it up to the trailer.  I need to measure the square size and decide what border I want around the squares.  I probably won’t get much sewing done this weekend as a friend wants me to teach her how to knit.  I learned to knit when I was a little girl, I’m going to start her off knitting a scarf.  I have tons of needles and of course a stach of wools, just home it’s not to hot sitting outside to knit.  On Saturday I want to head over to a place about 5 minutes away from the trailer, we went there on Thursday but they were not home.  This is a man that has a “mill” well he cuts his own wood, and a lot of the campers go there to buy firewood.  I want to get 2 inch cookie like pieces of wood cut to place like patio stones under a sitting area w have and then fill in with small rocks around the wood.  I am so looking forward to going over on Saturday, as he has a saloon he built and he has 2 horses I saw,  I hope he lets me take pictures.