Firstly an apology: to my fellow Melbournians and those in southern Victoria who are feeling bereft of Summer with the cool weather we’ve been experiencing and are about to experience……..it’s all my fault! I’m so sorry. You see for
20 years quite some time I’ve been badgering B to get an air conditioner and finally, Monday week ago, we had a split system installed in the family room; it’s all I wanted, just somewhere cool on a hot day so I can sew, or read, or cook a meal, in comfort. And, of course, Murphy’s Law, in the eight days we’ve had it, it’s been used……..just once! (Much to B’s chagrin! Can you hear him complaining in the background?!)
However, on the one hot day we had last week – where the temperature rose to 37 degrees, totally justifying the use of the air conditioner – I was able to sew at the machine in total comfort!
First I chose fabrics…
…and then with the help of this great tutorial from Bonnie Hunter, I made this….
This is So Much Fun!! Made even more so, because while I was cutting and sewing and pressing and cutting and arranging and sewing and pressing I was COOL! The family room was blissfully pleasant to be in, I was in a calm state of mind, not fretting or fussing over the weather, and, did I mention, I was cool?!?! So the name of this quilt is, appropriately, Cool Trippin’!
And the state of play at the end of the day?
I’m a happy girl!
PS I have had a quiet word to the Weather Bureau and they assure me there is more hot weather to come……early next week by the look of things……bring it on! I’m getting ready with that control panel!!