It was too hot to read. It was too hot for knitting. It was too hot to play solitaire on the computer. It was too hot for TV. I have no idea what I did all day, but whatever it was, it was too hot for it. This couldn't have come at a better time.
I know. That sounds odd, that the heat and that it was too hot should have a right time. My right hand was a little over stressed from the day I quilted the white square. It was achy in a not good way. Even a week later, there still is a little of it in the very center of my right hand. I can see that I am going to have to be more careful to work the quilt in with everything else.
While I am enjoying watching the puffing, I can tell you for certain, quilting will never, ever be where I stay. This is a chore, make no mistake about it, but I set myself on this course so long ago. In some ways, it is something I thought about since I was a very little girl. That there is wool in the centre of it is happy circumstance. If it wasn't for the wool batts, I think I would have happily tossed the project when I moved. Yes I loved the design of this quilt, but quilting has always been about having a warm blanket. Its about getting it done, once or twice in a lifetime.
Doing it is also about simply using what is on hand, consuming less. Other than the thread for the quilting, I am making do with what I have. The binding is going to be just the extra backing folded forward over the top because the fabric is there. I debated about a crisp white edge, but really, there is lots of fabric there already and well, I already have this.
The hand is feeling much better this morning but I am still going to take it easy again today. Light knitting, and again, not too much of it.
The forecast is for hot again today. There are clouds around, so with a little luck, it won't be nearly so warm today. It it heads to that horrible hotness, I am going to go find a cool place for a couple hours. I might just go to the mall and find a quiet place on a bench and sit and knit,
And that is the only time I will ever look forward to going to the mall. and you can count on that.