New Orleans House Project

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Little Less Porch Time

Dear Husband and I have taken the four-legged children and escaped to our camp for the holiday weekend.   Part of me would rather have stayed home where I could spend hours buried in my sewing room, creating and stitching to my heart's content.  On the other hand, it's always wonderful to get away and enjoy nature while at the camp.  Sewing definitely takes a back seat while I'm here, although I can usually find time to put needle and thread together somehow.

I was up before sunrise today and discovered we may have a colony of bats living nearby.  I was out on the porch and noticed a half dozen black shapes swooping through the predawn light.  My hopeful identification was bats and I silently thanked them for devouring mosquitoes and other pesky bugs!  By the time the sun came up, they were gone, so I'm assuming my identification was correct.


My plan was to enjoy some porch time while I hand-appliqued the second (cheddar) crown on my 4 block eagle quilt.  Unfortunately, my neighbor also planned to barbecue and fired up his smoker just as I finished my first cup of coffee.  The smoke hung over both of our yards and irritated my eyes and throat to the extreme.  I had to give up and come inside.  It's OK, as the outdoor temps were climbing and outdoor comfort was about to be over.  And I love barbecue, so I don't begrudge anyone creating a little smoke.  I'll just sit in my rocking chair and do some Slow Sunday Stitching while I enjoy some air conditioned comfort!

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect way to start the day! Too hot here to spend much time outside but hopefully that will change soon. Love the start to your block. I would love to see the process of how you do your circles!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect start to a Sunday! You have a great attitude about life - so refreshing! Hope your neighbor shares a little of the wonderful BBQ later today.

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  3. We have lots of bats in our area and thankfully they must eat a lot of skeeters, as we don't have a big problem with the insects. The bad part is when the bats sneak into the house! We already have the air on this morning--it's going to be hot and humid, so it's good to have some stitching on hand. Your applique is lovely--have fun sewing and camping!

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  4. Hot and humid here too...perfect day for slow stitching inside with the air conditioning on!

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  5. Glad you are able to find some time for stitching on this hot and humid day.

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  6. I love stitching outside surrounded by nature! Hope you have a lovely weekend :*) I was up before dawn too, and at 6:30am my neighbor's dog was barking already. Sheesh!!! I'd rather have BBQ LOL :*)

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  7. I love that crown you're working on--so neat and pretty. Bats and i are not on speaking terms....I realize they do a great job with skeeters etc., but I just can't warm up to them--except in my orange postage stamp block--there they're cute!! LOL hugs, Julierose

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  8. The bats can stay where they are but that applique is beautiful!

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  9. At least you got in some outdoor stitching. It's too hot here, even in the mornings, to get outside to do any hand work. Thank goodness for air conditioning is all I can say. ha!

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  10. Your block is so pretty. Enjoy your stitching... smoke and all :)

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  11. I love your block...I look forward to seeing the quilt come together.

    I didn't do anything SLOW this weekend, shame on me!

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  12. Sounds like a good way to spend a weekend. I hope you got invited over to enjoy some of that barbeque! LOL

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  13. I've missed my outside sewing time too! too hot this year in CT. I'm hoping to have a little this fall -
    I love your expression 4-legged children :)

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