Things have certainly been heating up here in AZ!!
So far, last week was the hottest with one day registering a sizzling 118 degrees!!!
Now that is what I call H O T!!!!!
It was followed by various other triple digit numbers and our AC definitely got a good work out!!!
Today it is supposed to be only 99 degrees!!!! Isn't it funny how that seems cooler now, compared to the previous temperatures?? I will certainly take it!!!!
What is your weather like? I'm hoping it is a bit cooler for you!! Summer has certainly come to Arizona!!!
So what does a girl do on such hot days??
I pulled out some wonderful old velvet drapes in the most gorgeous color and an old army blanket
and made some different shapes and sizes of strawberries!
Some will be make dos using old glass candlesticks!
Some will be Berry Strings, with handmade twisted cord!
Some will be stuffed with sand
and some with sawdust!!
I love these colors of red and green!
So beautiful and COOL!!! Temperature wise, that is!!!
I will be making these for an upcoming update soon!
Here is a sneak peek.......
Hope you will be sure to check back soon!!
After making all of these berries, all I need now is some short cake and whipped cream!!!
I have taken a break from rug hooking, both due to the heat, and because my floor frame broke! I'm still hoping my gluing job will work! Sadly the thought of holding a lap frame does not appeal to me right now, even with AC!!! If my gluing doesn't work, that means I need to think about a new floor frame as it helps so much when it is hot!!!
The rug I am planning on hooking is a wonderful antique adaptation from my sweet friend Lori Rippey, called Birds and Clover!! I have long admired this rug and am will be so excited to hook it! It will be my biggest rug to hook and is also the very first one I drew out on linen!! I sure hope I got it on the straight of grain!!! I also still am not totally sure of the colors I am using and am trying to get that settled too!!! Hopefully, sometime soon I will be picking up my hook again!!! I truly appreciate all the wonderful rug hookers who continually inspire me with their beautiful work!!!!
On a final note, we recently added someone to our family!!
Please meet Charlotte, a 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier!
She is my daughter and son in law's new fur baby from the shelter here in Phoenix, and is THE SWEETEST girl!!!! She loves belly rubs and loves to give doggy kisses!!!!
She adores Austin and Janelle and we are all so happy they found her and gave her a forever home!!!
She's a very special Grand Dog and Jeff and I have really grown to love her already!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post about baskets!!! It seems that many of us love them and enjoy having them and using them!!!!
I actually used a basket in this post that I did not share in my previous post that is holding my fabrics! It is a wonderful old splint gathering basket, both useful AND beautiful!!! They really are wonderful to collect!!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit with me today!!! I truly appreciate each and every comment you take the time to leave!!!! They are so uplifting and encouraging!!!
Wishing you a day filled with cooling thoughts and puppy kisses, my friends~