Just a few weekends ago we were in the midst of a major heat wave. The a/c was going night and day along with numerous fans and my energy level was practically non-existent by the end of the day. And now, this week we have had some nice cool mornings and evenings. The windows are open and we can enjoy the sounds of the crickets. I sleep much better and wake up ready to accomplish things. I am not quite ready to bid adieu to summer but it’s nice to get a taste of what will be here in the not too distant future. I have been thinking about what I look forward to in the coming season: Soups, beautiful fall colors, mums blooming along with my Montauk Daisies. Football and the new fall season of shows on tv to keep us entertained when the fall gives way to frigid winter nights. I was thinking back to how much I used to look forward to getting the Fall Preview issue of the TV Guide. I would look at each days schedule and pick out what new shows I wanted to check out and, hopefully, they wouldn’t be opposite a returning favorite show. No dvr’s back then. And there were really only a handful of channel’s to choose from and yet there always seemed to be something to watch. Other than the fall premiers, two shows that said “Fall is here” to me were the Jerry Lewis MD Telethon on Labor Day weekend when I would try and stay awake as long as I could to “watch the stars come out” and the Miss America Pageant which was usually the weekend after Labor Day I think.
Of course, fall brings to mind some nice, cozy quilts to snuggle under when there is a chill. I have a stack of fabric waiting to become quilts but I did finally finish my lattice quilt top:
This will not have any batting, just a backing and that will be seersucker because I wanted to experiment. So what’s in my craft basket tonight? The seersucker backing and the jellyroll that I will be using for the binding. I can’t wait to get to the binding. I know a lot of quilters don’t like that step but I enjoy it. I will be cutting the jellyroll into about 7″ pieces and joining them to make my binding strip. I will get to cutting those pieces and maybe even do a bit of stitching together tomorrow morning before work.
But for tonight, I’m going to get my cup of tea and read for a bit while listening to the cricket serenade. Have a good night all. See you soon.