Okay, I don't live in Vegas. Or Phoenix. Or the Mojave Desert.
But we're not going to dip below 95 for at least 10 days. That's as far as I'm looking right now. And the next two days are going to be beastly hot.
So what do you do in lovely Boise, Idaho when it's beastly hot?
You float the river. You get an inner tube. You put on LOTS of sunblock (trust me, you don't want to forget this step). You park your car downriver and take the shuttle upriver. You float down the river for 3 hours. Super relaxing. Super fun. Do it on a non-holiday weekday and it's private and quiet.
That's what we're doing today, just me and my law student. Guests arrive Wednesday afternoon. Holiday celebrating going on all day Thursday. And just because we're awesome hosts, we float the river with our friends again on Friday. Yep, twice in one week!
Okay, but this is a quilting blog, so I'll not bore you with my oh-so-exciting plans for this week. I'll just bore you with the quilting ones.
What was I going to do last week? Let's do a re-cap, shall we?
- Piece backs for all the quilts I have backs for (like 10ish)
Two bins overflowing with flimsies and their backs. Not very pretty to look at, but they are all pieced and ready for the long-arm. The fabulous Rachel is going to show me the ropes after things settle down from the fourth. Cannot wait, because she also scored me this monster:
30 yards of batting! I'm set for a while.
- Layout and sew 3 more columns for Glamping hexies quilt
Now I have enough to finish. This cutting project was unplanned, and led to a small bin full of 2.5" strips from the FQs, so I did some math, got busy and made this:
What do you think? My oldest girl has already claimed it as her summertime quilt. It might need another border to make it a smidge bigger. Thoughts? I've got the fabric, so it's do-able. I do like pieced borders now though. Maybe some piano keys?
- Layout and sew Backyard Bugs patchwork quilt
- Finish Gypsy Girl Weekender Bag panels
- Make my 2 Bee Blocks
- Get pictures for 3QFAL post
As for this week, I'm taking the week off. Because I've got cleaning and shopping and laundry and river floating to do before Wednesday. And cooking and baking and more cleaning. But I'm excited.
Have a lovely week! Hope you have fabulous plans for the fourth. Unless you aren't in America. Then, I just hope you have a nice Thursday sans fireworks. I'll post what pictures I can!