Time to flip the calendar again. Can you believe it? Even though I don't have to do back-to-school shopping anymore, I still get that familiar twinge come August—a mixture of excited anticipation and that time-is-running-out-on-summer feeling.
August seems to have its own distinctive hue. Sounds change: fewer songbirds and more crows, cicadas by day and crickets by night, and soon the prep school will start football drills in the field across the way. Even smells become more pungent and earthy, and the evening light more golden.
I'm not sure, but it may be what inspired me to add the corner block to this little mini. I was thinking it needed a little something, and the notion of a page turning crossed my mind. Since it was an afterthought, I fused the square down, but because I had pressed the seam to the turquoise side, the fuse didn't take the same way along the doubled up seam allowance. Maybe it'll quilt out, maybe not. Live and learn.
The black and white pieces are bits I cut off the corner blocks of the string ring quilt. They'll finish at 1-1/4 inches, and the whole mini will be about 10-1/2 inches when all is said and done.
So I am sewing a little again. Yesterday I hemmed curtains (necessary but not exactly blog worthy) and today I worked on this little mini, which came about just messing around with leftovers as I sat at the sewing table for the first time in weeks. Tomorrow I aim to finish the string ring top, the impetus being that I have to get it off the living room "design floor" so I can clean house. Company's coming on Sunday. I've also got a couple pairs of capri pants to hem before the weekend.
I am listening to a fascinating audiobook at the moment. It's called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. While I in no way consider myself shy, I know that I am most definitely an introvert. I am finding myself nodding and smiling again and again in agreement as I hear so many things that ring true. Good book.