Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hot and Muggy is All Right With Me

Happy Sunday to you. It's a glorioius day...if you like heat and humidity.  I promised my husband 17 years ago I would not complain about summer in the south ever again, having lived in the Pacific NW where summer is defined by three consecutive days of sunshine and 80 degrees. However, the older I get the harder it is to keep that promise.  Who am I kidding! I complain EVERY summer. But I admit it's not summer without the heat and humidity. And I will always be glad to be living back in the South. Don't get me wrong. Washington state is a beautiful place, but NC is home.  In a job interview my senior year in college I was asked if I was willing to relocate. I replied I was. Then he asked where I wanted to be in ten years. I thought he was referring to career objectives.  He wasn't. He explained that in his vast experience most people want to move back to within 100 miles of where they grew up within ten years. I lasted thirteen, but I now understand.

So, even though it's hot and muggy outside, I can still stitch without dripping all over my work.  And I really should find out the name of the genius who invented air conditioning so I can pray for him to be blessed every day. Here's my latest on Quaker Diamonds.

9 comments:

  1. Cheers for A/C...I'm right there with you!

    Love your WIP...pretty colors.

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  2. Hot, humid and cloudy here in Michigan and what am I doing - up a ladder clearing the old blossoms from the gutters from all our trees! Love the Diamonds, they cry plaintively when I open the door to my stitching cupboard. Have to say the Northwest in western Idaho calls to me - not quite so rainy!

    Hmm - not sure how I could have answered where I would want to be - I was brought up in a dozen places being an army brat!

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  3. Love the colors on your Quaker Diamonds.

    I believe a/c was invented by Carrier (like the brand). My MIL was telling me yesterday about growing up with a/c in North Louisiana. I do not think I could manage. Our heat indexes have been in the 100s and the humiditiy so high that it drains your energy just to walk to the mailbox.

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  4. Here in Vancouver, BC were wishing for 3 days of sun and 80 degrees! Summer hasn't started here...

    Quaker Diamonds looks lovely.

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  5. I'm with you on the air condition - even though I'm in Michigan it gets downright steamy around here.

    Your Quaker Diamonds is really a stunning piece.

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  6. Quaker Diamonds looks great! I have mine started, but also have other projects and baseball for the boys going on right now, so not much progress!!

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  7. Your Quaker Diamonds is gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors

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  8. Ah, when I was a child we didn't have AC - how in the world did they survive? QD is coming along beautifully!!

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  9. Having lived in both Houston and Phoenix, and now Dallas, I cannot imagine how the folks that settled those places did it. It's just insane that anyone stuck around long enough to make a city!

    Your QD is so beautiful. The colors are so cheerful. :)

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