It. Is. Hot.
And from what I hear on NPR, it’s not just Boston that’s trapped in an oppressive, smothering heat– the kind you can actually see in the air, not to mention feel. I’ve given up wearing decent outfits during the day, let along blow-drying my hair, because I’m inevitably sweaty by dinnertime. Multiple showers are necessary. Lovely image, I know.
I usually think of summertime as a time for margaritas, outdoor strolls, relaxing in the shade by the Charles River… Margaritas are still in the picture (as are caipirinhas, my new favorite summertime cocktail), but you just can’t stroll in this type of heat. Shade doesn’t help much either. So while I’m normally struggling to sit my butt down indoors and get some sewing done, I’m all about the studio these days. Witness my super simple summertime quilt– the product of approximately one day’s worth of nonstop sewing (admittedly, I broke it up into two half-days)…
Let’s just say our apartment’s air-conditioning is… gentle. So my husband has purchased four large fans which we rotate throughout our little apartment, literally carrying them into whichever room we are currently occupying. I’ve taken to situating two on opposite ends of my studio, which is flooded with the rising sunlight (lovely during the winter, now not so much). Sewing in a wind tunnel is a little tricky– threads and fabrics blowing all around– but it’s better than nothing.
I may be in the mood to quilt, but super-fussy designs have no appeal right now. It’s summer! Time to lighten up. Keep it simple.
I think this design does just that.