Since this quilt pattern is 2nd Story, I guess that means the 1st Story is complete! And actually, I am one block away from having another row done. I am really enjoying this "construction project" with Beach House fabrics. I have all of my red star points completed with a background and accent color. So as I make each block, I choose a center for the star, one or two accent colors and then decide how to construct the background. It's a challenging project but is keeping my interest. I can't wait to see what happens next!
You may have heard that Seattle is experiencing an unprecedented heat wave. It's been over 90 degrees for over a week here, with 2 days where the temps were over 100. This is NOT what I signed up for, living in Seattle. Where's my familiar drizzly rain? And to make things worse, I worked at the quilt shop 3 days this week (unusual for me, but helping out for folks on vacation) and we do not have air conditioning in the shop, so it was pretty miserable working conditions. At my "real job" we have a/c so cold I have to wear a sweater! Then again, being around fabric and quilts - how bad can THAT be?
I'm spoiled - not many in this area have air conditioning at home, but we do, since my brother-in-law is in the biz and we got a good deal on a unit and installation when we first bought our house. We don't usually need to use it much, but it's been a gold mine this summer for sure! I imagine if I had to come home to a sweltering house, I wouldn't be feeling much like sewing. But enough whining - today is a new week, temperatures are cooling and I have two jobs that I love - I'm a very happy girl.