Having fallen off the blogging wagon, it's a little hard to clamber on board again. I'm still trying to catch up on hundreds of posts on Bloglines; I haven't been able to get around and comment much lately.
The news here is the hot weather. This is the second day of a heat advisory; already today at 10:30 a.m. the temperature is 88 degrees (31 celcius). The forecasted high temperature today is supposed to be 97 (36 celcius). Thank goodness for a working air conditioner. Last year at this time I swear I remember wearing long-sleeve shirts, now the thought of that just makes me cringe.
All gardening has to be done in the early, early morning. Week before last I transplanted some of my Japanese painted ferns from the sunny front yard to the shadier back and they seem to be taking hold.
Everything back there still needs to be mulched, but that's a chore for another day.
Anyway, I finally have something to show for Judy's Design Wall Monday, although it's not much.
I found this pattern by Jill Reid in the June 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, called "Odds and Ends". The blocks finish out at a mere 8 inches. More itsy bitsy pieces. Sigh. I'm not sure why I've become so enamored of little pieces, but there it is. Seriously though, you could probably make a full-size quilt with just the contents of your scrap drawer using this pattern. It hardly made a dent in my reproduction scrap bin.
I've finished three blocks and have cut fabric for six more. And that's all. Just enough for a small wall hanging. I definitely don't feel like taking on yet another long-term project at this point. Not with all the UFO's piled up in the sewing room.
You can check out what others have on their design walls this week by reading Judy L's blog.
Have a great week!