The pacific northwest is having a heat wave and it's been going on for almost a week now. Yesterday, I tried doing some machine quilting to finish a quilt I started before I left for CA but couldn't even get it basted without the heat getting to me. So... no quilting for a while for me, although I am considering making some nine-patches just in case I find a use for them in the baby quilt I have to make before October.
Looks like I'll be designing my own pattern for a baby quilt because I haven't found a design I like... don't want teddy bears but maybe a small design of monkeys, whales or giraffes. I'm only going to make it crib size for the baby's first quilt from grandma so it should make up quickly. And I'm thinking pink because we know she's having a girl. And there have been no suggestions as what color the first-time mama likes so it's going to be a guessing game. Mama likes designer clothing and handbags so methinks she's going to prefer Ralph Lauren to grandma's quilts anyway.... but I'm still going to send my new little granddaughter a quilt and hope that mama likes it enough to keep it around.
So..... I'm back. To chickens. To slip and slide parties with my grandsons and water balloon fights in dd's backyard. It's been lovely and hot. Nice for summer .... bad for quilting.