which is why there hasn't been a lot of blogging. It's so hot here that if I'm walking, I have to get up early to get my loop in--which it turns out is 4 miles rather than the 3.5 that I've been thinking for all these months, so I've not been slow and poky like I thought. If I'm going to the pool, I go in the afternoon when it's crazy-hot because it's a perfect way too cool off, but that tends to mean I'm exhausted and ready to collapse by 4 every day. If I could nap, I would have taken one every day this week. As it is, I was only NOT in bed by 5 today by the great strength of willpower and the fact that with the windows open I didn't want the neighbors to see me in my jammies at 5:00 pm. Like I'm probably NOT considered the crazy neighbor lady by everyone already--and they haven't even seen my stash!
Speaking of which, this
There has also been sewing. One table runner is quilted,
And just because starting projects is so much less helpful than finishing existing ones,
patternless tiered skirt pattern I'd run across. Muslin is perfect, because if it turns out well, it's light and will make a nice summer skirt, and if it doesn't turn out, I'll know where to make adjustments. Since it is muslin, I'm doubling the top layer so it (hopefully) won't need a slip and could maybe handle a little embroidery of some sort. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from patterns and just play for a bit. I think that's why I grew up knitting instead of sewing. I taught myself how to knit from a book, so there was a lot of "I wonder what would happen..." sort of experimenting. Sewing, however, I learned through 4-H, and it was as rigid as it could possibly be, and after two years I bailed and didn't go near a sewing machine again for the next 20 years. Of course, had I actually enjoyed sewing during that first go-round, that could have led to 20 more years of stash accumulation, so maybe things worked out for the best after all.............