Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot


Yikes it is hot today. By the time church was over and I got back to my car the steering wheel was too hot to touch, the asphalt was sending off wavey mirage lines, and my sunglasses were trying to ski-jump off my nose. It is hot!

I had hoped to to do a little bit of work on the yard today but that is tossed! Our deck was pressure washed and stained so it looks nice. I'd just like to get some weeds pulled. I may break down and hire the kid down the street. Heat is the toughest thing for my MS...suddenly I get very tired and then my eyes have trouble focusing. Within a few minutes my eyesight is so bad/wobbly that I can't trust myself driving a car nor can I sew a straight line! It can take anywhere from a few minutes to days to get back to normal. Very frustrating but something that if I use a bit of common sense I can ususally avoid! (common sense = hiring the kid down the street)

The little quilt in the photo was hidden in a bookcase between civil war books. I made it about 10 years ago. It is made out of one piece of striped fabric fussy cut to make it look like a sampler quilt. Yes, it is the size of a potholder but not to be used as one! I had it hanging in the bookcase at one time but I guess my DH piled a few books on top without looking. Doesn't look like it has hurt it any!

Today I will do a bit more packing. Not a whole lot of energy left! My goal to day is to seperate out the items I do not want to ship and put them in one closet. Maybe if I put lots of "Crime scene tape" then they will know not to go in there?! I also have to do one more trip to Lowes to pick up paint for the kitchen...the list continues to grow....

8 comments:

Shelina said...

That's a nice quilt, with mitered corners and everything! Looks like the blocks are pieced, are they quarter square triangles?

Patti said...

What a neat little quilt - I'm glad you found it again!

anne bebbington said...

What a lovely little quilt - the blocks are so clever the way you've fussy cut them - really sweet and I just wouldn't have believed it was so tiny if you hadn't put it on the cutting board - keep meaning to do one or two tinies for round the house (limited wall space) more things on the 'to do' list - BTW just hire the kid to do the weeding - you don't need the stress or ill effects if it's that hot, or even if it isn't :o) and he'll probably be glad of the cash - kill two birds with one stone!

Finn said...

Love the little found quilt that wasn't quite lost...*VBS* What a neat idea to cut the squares from a striped fabric.

The heat sound awful, definitely not a day to be exerting energy. Life would be so much more simple if we'd just DO the things we know keep us "ok" health wise. Even tho I'm dealing with a different eye issue, I can totally identify with the helpless feeling when they decide not to do their job! Take care of you, please?? Hugs, Finn

Tonya R said...

Be smart please. You already overdoing it (I bet) with all the packing so don't add to it with something you can avoid. No weeds or yardwork of any kind for you!!! Think airconditioning

Lucy said...

You will see in england is the temp.. so diffferent!

Judy said...

I'm loving all the little quilts!! I think courthouse steps is one of my fav's!

ForestJane said...

That's a neat little quilt - it's so detailed that until you told us it was a potholder size, I was thinking lap quilt!