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Heat Wave


We are having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave… Thank goodness for my air conditioned studio! I have not been keeping up with my project to use up my fabric and batting scraps. Tonight, I felt compelled to memorialize the weather we are having by interpreting a heat wave with fabric and thread.

We took the dogs for a walk fairly early. Mr C is doing enough better that he went for the walk with us. I felt miserable when I got home. After a cold shower, I was able to get on with the day. Mia is at art camp, so Miles came over to hang out with us. We watched the Tale of Despareaux while I packed up my Day of the Dead quilt to be shipped to Scranton, PA. I also did a major cleaning and decluttering of my computer desk and made room for my new scanner.

Tonight, we went out to have dinner in an air conditioned restaurant. I had a nice ahi tuna nicoise salad and a glass of rose wine. It was good. The heat wave is due to continue until the week-end. I wonder if I can get a meal out every night!!

9 Responses to “Heat Wave”

  1. Helen Moreda says:

    Hi Gerry. I love heat wave. I am also trying to pop out small scrap works.It really helps keep things flowing. I was a guest at Pointless Sisters on Tuesday. What a lovely group of women.

  2. Deborah says:

    Lovely. You deserve dinner out every night! You can’t possibly turn the oven on during a heat wave. Hey, what did you think of Despereaux?

  3. Pammyfay says:

    Really lovely!

  4. Judy says:

    Like your Tropical Heat Wave quilt. The forecasters are telling us to expect rain showers all week with temps in the 70s….sounds like your neck of the woods to me, and I’ll gladly take it! Sorry for your discomfort. Glad Mr C is feeling better.


  5. Connie Rose says:

    Love the quilt, it really evokes rising heat. Send some of that heat my way, please, even 10 degrees would be nice!

  6. kathy says:

    What a great idea! And now you have a memento of the heat wave…

  7. great job on the quilt…100 here yesterday and then the evening deluge when the heavens opened up….

  8. KathieB says:

    Very expressive–I can just feel the waves of heat rising. Creativity trumps discomfort.