We are having the hottest days of the summer, and our window sills are being repaired and painted. I feel very sorry for the guy doing it. My sewing room air conditioner had to come out of the window for a few days, so I feel sorry for myself, too.
No sewing for me, so I started knitting a pair of socks because I didn't want to move much. I'm trying a new method, using two short sets of round needles. I got the pattern out of a Debbie Macomber book called A Good Yarn. Don't know how a near-beginner could actually take this on as it involves using fingering yarn and size 1 needles. Well, I may finish in time for next winter, but I do love the yarn from Knit Picks.
I have been putting together the blocks I have been working on all year through the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I had made so many (80?) that my project box wouldn't close anymore and I realized the 9" blocks would make a pretty good-sized quilt, even without my least favorite colors - brown, gray, black. I have four panels to put together - maybe - whenever the AC returns to the window of the sewing room. My dilemma is whether I should attempt to quilt it in sections or sew all the sections together for longarming. While I make up my mind, I am putting some borders together.
Cooler weather is in the forecast for tomorrow night - let's hope so! Meanwhile, tomorrow we are heading to the Clark Institute of Art in Williamstown, Mass., to see a special Van Gogh exhibit. Should be fun!