I'm dreading receiving my next electricity bill! We've had a run of hot humid weather and have had the air-conditioning on for 12 hours or so each day. It's part of the bargain I made with my husband when we moved back to Queensland!
We were living in South Australia in a beautiful country town on the Murray River, but there was nothing between us and the South Pole. Consequently for most of the year I found it freezing cold and we certainly used the aircon for heating the house to a liveable temperature. My lovely hubby brought me back home to our sub-tropical birth-State five years ago and the deal is that we now cool the house down to a liveable temperature for him! I have to admit I've needed the aircon too lately as the humidity is quite draining.
So it really is ice cream weather ... and ice cream surely deserves a quilt in its honour:
The Icecream Parlour:
Lots of flavours and toppings:
and a lovely place to sit and enjoy it:
I called on my grandson to do the drawings for me again and then had fun choosing the applique colours and doing the stitching. Country Threads magazine Vol 17 No 3 has the pattern:
I still haven't been reunited with my sewing machine so I'm getting quite a collection of bits and pieces ready for the happy reunion. I have a small quilt basted ready for some straight line quilting, two cushions cut out ready to piece, and on another I am doing the stitchery. Then I've been developing a website for a friend, so I guess the time hasn't been wasted.
It also gave me an opportunity to upload the Spending Time Cushion pattern into my Craftsy Store:
The pattern is available for purchase here.
Perspiration is starting to drip, so I think I might need to go and sit in front of the airconditioning again!