Monday, July 18, 2011

Some Like It Hot!

It's going to be a scorcher again today...temps over 100 and humidity which sends the heat index soaring. Such oppressive heat saps energy and motivation. I've been dealing with no electricity, dead internet and a wilting spirit.  Today, I told myself to look on the bright side. Weather aside, there are some things where hot is a good thing....
men (you knew I had to say that)
peppers (i need spice in my life)
and of course hot colors.
I have gotten a few things done...made a back for the mid century house quilt from some leftovers and one of my fav orange prints....i'm in the middle of quilting that.
Finished these awhile ago...
It's fun to change up the look of a room with pillows.  Simple and easy to make.
Finishing up a table topper made from my scrap buckets, well, it's more the size of a quilt.  It'll be a class sample, but get some use on my dining room table too.
I was going to post last week about my new internet and brag about how I was going to be able to visit blogs again and fly through cyberspaces...and then it slowed, crawled and finally came to a dead stop.  Am I an internet jinx?  Does the cybergod not like me?  When my hubby came home he brought his sprint card with him, so at least I can connect for a bit.
I'm looking for a hot internet guy with a sizzling connection?  This heat is really getting to me.

19 comments:

**nicke... said...

i am hoping you have a spicy day!love the pillows. love everything you do!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The pillows are so great and so is the back of the quilt. And all those FMF scraps with linen. Hot!

bloomingpoppies said...

Love those pillows! That orange is amazing and indeed spicy. Can't wait to see that house quilt completed!! All good stuff!

Cathy R said...

The scrap bag Table Topper is fantastic. I love the "wavy" quilting lines.

Your scrap bucket must be a lot more exciting than mine. I'm just starting out.

I completely agree with you on the heat/humidity thing. It can not go away fast enough for me.

Sharon said...

This heat is giving me the excuse to stay inside and sew instead of doing yard work or running all over town. I would have even more time if I lost my internet connection.

Greta said...

I do feel for you, really, I do. But...if this is what heat does to you, I'm not entirely sorry you're cooking, because you are de.fi.nite.ly cooking with those wonderful colors. I can't stop looking at the quilt back. It shines!
Your internet connectivity issues are not hot, however, and I really hope you get the help you need. Pronto. I look forward to every one of your posts as do so many others.

Brigitte Heitland said...

The graphic prints of the pillows are really hot! I love them! They would make a great fit in my home...

Isn't that a crazy thing - about 20 years ago I was so proud to even own a 386 processor - at this time I thought there could be nothing over this cool PC. I didn't know what the word "internet" means and had to explore about this.

Today I wouldn't be the person who I am without this kind of global connection called internet. Wheter my fabric online shop nor my American product line would exist. I wouldn't have that chance to be so richly inspired by so many people around the world creating beauty.
So hopefully your's will be fixed asap.

Sharon said...

I agree with your Hot List. And yes, here's hoping for the Hot cable guy and sizzling connection. After that, could you send some heat over to the NW, we are still hanging in the 60's. The joke is we've had our weekend of summer!

LC said...

Love your fabrics!
As for the Internet, don't want to deprive you of a service call, but mine was out this morning... made the call and as I sat on hold, decided to just unplug the router, count 30 seconds and plug it back in. Resetting is sometimes the cure, particularly if nothing else changed. Now, back to quilting...

Poppyprint said...

Reading your post, I realize how lucky I am to be married to a hot internet guy who sizzles! I feel your web pain and hope you can get back on track soon. Love your new pillows and table topping quilt!

Kay Stephenson said...

Sorry you feel like melting, but it really does seem to agree with you. Love, love, love that table topper. You give me inspiration to get working on my scrap basket. It is overflowing!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Ohhhh, love that mid-century house quilt! Great "hot" colors, although I'd rather have hot colors than this steaming hot weather anyday.

alioop said...

Jacquie - love your hot list - agree you can never have too many hot men!! oh and colours and quilts

Jill@northstarquilting said...

I'm kind of jealous of your heat wave. It's rained non-stop for 3 days over here in the UK :(

Love your cushions! That paprika colour goes great with the charcoal grey

ellen said...

I am sending you cooling weather and blessed nights of no humidity. Whew, who are we kidding?
Loving all that you make even if I am absent so much of the time.
You are a wonder. Sending love...and gentle days of comfort your way..e.

One Shabby Chick said...

oh no, really? That's so horrible after it working so well right at first! Really hoping you figure out a speedy solution...Just think of everything you are getting done while we are all wasting our time on the internet :-)

Love the project pictures...

Suzanne said...

I'm just catching up on blogs after vacations so I know this was posted a while ago. The heat has continued where I am in the midwest and likely where you are too. However, I hope your internet connection is spot on again.

A side note--at first glance, I saw a robot in that piece you made as part of a quilt back. With a little tweaking, I can see a whole army of them.

audreypawdrey said...

That tabletopper is fantastic! I love the colors you used, and it is so bright and cheerful. I hope it has cooled down some (in the right areas) for you!

Mom said...

How exciting, a book giveaway! I have not made garments in years and could use so many tips for constructing garments - darts, bias, and general garment construction.
Thanks for giving away such a nice book as Sewing A to Z.
Kathy