The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for July is blue. Since we in the northern hemisphere are about to find ourselves in the hottest time of the year, maybe playing with blue scraps will help us stay cool. I'm going to keep that idea in mind while I try to use up as many of my blue scraps as possible!
In the U.S., it's also our nation's birthday weekend, aka the Fourth of July. That means we've packed ourselves off to our camp for the next several days, where we'll enjoy all kinds of outdoor summertime activities. It's not a good time for sewing, but I did bring lots of scraps to prep.
I pulled several stacks of strips and squares from the 2 inch scrap box. These will get prepped for a variety of RSC projects. I also need to make almost 100 Flying Geese blocks for another scrap quilt in the works, so I brought the prepped pieces for those - maybe I'll do a little sewing...
Some folks refer to this time of year as the Dog Days of Summer. This year, I have a new understanding of the Dog Days.
Our oldest son, Andrew, is off exploring a host of national parks and will eventually wind up in California, hiking the John Muir Trail. He's been planning the trip for the past year and is anticipating lots of good adventures and photographs.
While he's off adventuring, we're taking care of his dog, Moose.
That's in addition to our two dogs, Bailey & McKenzie.
In about two weeks, we'll add another dog to the menagerie, as our youngest son's dog will come for a visit. Every summer, youngest son David's job takes him to California for a month, so we take care of his dog, Jozy, while he's gone (Jozy and McKenzie are siblings).
The end of the Dog Days of Summer signal the beginning of the worst stretch of Hurricane Season. I think I'll still be glad to see the end of the Dog Days this year!
I'm curious to see what all the Rainbow Scrappers are dreaming up for their blue scraps. There's a linky party at Angela's blog - will there be virtual barbecue and fireworks in honor of the holiday?!