Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Summer really is here

We had such a dream of a spring this year in Texas, it's been kind of a rude reminder in the past week or so that it really is over and it's time for the blistering reality of summer.  We're just flirting with highs in the 90s right now, but soon enough we'll be counting up the days that we reach the triple digits and hoping that that count doesn't reach triple digits.

But as we bid farewell to open windows and comfortable walks outdoors, we do welcome peach season.  Stands are already popping up along the side of the road touting fresh Fredericksburg peaches.  After last year's sad crop, this season is apparently full of juicy, sweet peaches, and I can't wait to bite into them.  And maybe squirrel away a few extra for pureeing into some kind of delicious peach butter or something.  Mmm...

Thankfully, the warmer weather doesn't really change my crafting habits.  I pieced together all of the rows of my quilt last Saturday, so they are all rolled up, waiting to be sewn together and become a completed top:

After that, I'll have to figure out exactly what the back of the quilt is going to be.  I'm going to a fabric store this weekend (on the way to a fiber festival - yay!), so I'll be investigating the possibilities there.

I've also made good progress on my bow, I think I only have about 10% left:

That's about 5% knitting, plus 5% for the blocking and end-weaving.  And of course, I'll save the water from the blocking to water the flowers.  Water conservation is always important, but especially in the summer.

What finally made you realize it was summer, or are you still in denial?  What are you looking forward to the most?  For more WIP Wednesday posts, visit Tami's Amis.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea-love any and all conservation tips. I never would have though to use blocking water for flowers!