I had a vision while swimming across Lake Ontario. I was struggling on how to quilt a tree trunk, on my friend Joan's appliqué quilt. A solution came to me, just like that! Gary used to say mowing the lawn was cathartic and he could solve all the problems of the world, driving back and forth across the acreage. He doesn't mow anymore, so that might explain the sorry state of global affairs, but I digress.
Swimming lets my mind work on all kinds of quilting ideas. You know, I'm not really swimming across Lake Ontario. I'm logging laps in the YMCA pool in the “Swim Across the Great Lakes” challenge. Lake Ontario is 53 miles across, so 12 miles done, 41 to go. And 4 more lakes after that. I can't even think about how many miles, but that's a lot of quilt inspiration!
Well, it's “pay the man” time for the lovely crisp, cool air last week. The temperature is supposed to hit 97 today and stay in the 90's the rest of the week. I am cowering in the air conditioning. And I'm not the only one. Gary did not play golf or tennis yesterday. Gasp! He just left to go to Dicks Sporting Goods. To fondle the clubs? To ward off some kind of withdrawal fit? I guess I should have inquired about this trip since he isn't much of a shopper. I'm interested to see if something expensive comes home with him.
While it's a heat wave outside, it's great Longarming weather inside. I've been working on this gorgous log cabin quilt for a new customer. The size is right at the limits of my frame and machine.
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Now–October 31, 2015