Block #26~ Friday, June 29

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

Summer IS HERE!
I was taking morning walks, when we were starting the day with temperatures in the lower 70’s.
We are now starting the day with temperatures in the 80’s; ending near, or at 98. The forecast for next week is filled with temperatures of 100 and over.
So, there will be no more morning walks, unless I go to walk in the air conditioned mall.
There are three reasons I do not like walking in the mall.
1. Malls do not provide the peace and quiet that a nature or neighborhood walk provides.
2. Walking a circuit four times is boring.
3. I end up stopping at Starbucks for a treat.

As much as I complain about the heat, I actually do like summer. As a kid, summer was always a great time for me. I also tried to make summers a fun time for my sons, when they were younger.
It is just a matter of dressing correctly and always carrying an insulated water jug. My grandchildren have portable hand fans that spritz water. I need to get me one of those. A hat, sunglasses, and light cotton clothes are a must for summer. In fact, June 27 wasΒ National Sunglasses Day. Yes, there is such a day.
Since I once had skin cancer removed from my face, I never leave the house without a hat of some kind.
My latest favorite is a purple straw hat.

Block #26 Friday, June 29
Summer Selfie

First, I thread sketched the selfie…without the wrinkles and double chin.

Background: Muslin; rainbow fabric for backing
Technique: Thread sketching; fabric painting; FMQ

9 thoughts on “Block #26~ Friday, June 29

  1. I love summer too but the heat and humidity can get bothersome. I love your description of your little project. I would have to do the same modifications. Very sweet! 😊

  2. We’re having the same kind of weather here at home. I do like walking the mall but I keep stopping to window shop, so it doesn’t do me any good to walk there. I like the purple.

  3. Very cool block and sorry you have to take a break from your outside walks. Can you go really early or is it not like Central Oregon where the mornings are in the 40s to 50s before it goes to 80/90?

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