Last night I was getting ready to go to bed and as I washed my face, I thought "wow, my cheeks sure are rosy" and then I thought..."man! it's hot in here". So, I wondered out to the bedroom and asked G if he was hot (I know he's hot, but that wasn't the kind of hot I was thinking of). I took a gander at the thermostat and it was 85 degrees in the bedroom! So, at 11:45 on a Saturday night we were up in the attic investigating. Another 45 minutes later we came to the conclusion that the air conditioner was not working and there was not a damn thing we could do about it at 12:30 at night. I was very grateful for the ceiling fan and the two oscillating fans we own. It was a little warm, but we made it through the night. We were able to locate a repairman and by 1:30 this afternoon we had air conditioning again. It was not a fun 12 hours, but it made me think about all the people here in Texas that can't afford air conditioning and are having to endure this horrendous heat we're experiencing. I sometimes forget how very blessed I am and I certainly am guilty of taking all these conveniences for granted. This is an exceptionally hot August and I am so ready for it to be over.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I had finished a pillow for a friend. I used this tutorial from Sew4Home to create this for her from fabric left over from the shower curtain I made for her a few months ago. I can post this picture now, since I gave her the pillow today. We met for breakfast and while I was extremely pleased to catch up with her, I was ever so grateful for the air conditioned restaurant! Here's a pic of the pillow (I know it's a bit blurry, but G took the photo for me right before I ran out of the house this morning.)
It was so fun to make. The back is a Bella Solid green with a covered button that matches the front. The fabric is Andalucia by Patty Young. It love how all the little birds form such a cute circle!
I have been very busy lately working on a fun crewel pillow kit that I purchased off eBay recently. I can occasionally be a little ADD in my crafting. It's funny though, I always come back to fabric. It truly is my first love. (in a crafty sort of love)
What are you working on? Are you finding fun ways to stay cool? I hope so...