The last week or so has been so hot. It was 39 (a bit over 100 degrees fahrenheit) on Tuesday. I can think of lots of reasons why I don't like hot weather. So trying a little reverse psychology I decided I would feel much better about these hot days if I could find something positive about them. Now the list I came up with is very short. If you can think of anything, that doesn't involve water activities, please let me know.
Why I like hot weather (i.e. days over 30 degrees C)
1) The washing dries almost as soon as you've hung it out, and
2) If your ageing a project with a tea or coffee stain it dries quickly and beautifully in the sun. Place the piece(s) on a cake rack so the warm air can circulate underneath them. This is one of the few times my cake racks are ever used.
Today has been lovely and cool. I woke to the sound of rain falling on the roof and the smell of eucalypts.
I found these half finished felt decorations I started a few years ago in my work basket. Don't ask me why I made so many. There must have been a plan. But I have decided to turn them into a kind of penny rug for Christmas. Its going to require careful planning as I only have limited felt for the main piece to work with. I'm going to use all the appliqued pieces even if the colours aren't quite right in the true tradition of 'making do'.