Yes, it's good.
Did you ever have to practice musical scales when all you wanted to do was play the new song? I feel a little like that with learning EQ8. I wasn't proficient with EQ7, and didn't get a lot out of the money I spent years ago. I think I believed that playing with the program would be enough to get it, and I was mistaken. I needed real lessons, and never got them. This time I prepared better, and bought the books. I'm roughly halfway through the Beginner Lessons, shout out to Anja, and this is definitely the way to go. I do not always feel like doing the lessons, but I am committed.
It's HOT here, too.
The main topic of conversation everywhere I go is the heat. When will it end? Do ya'll have air? Etc. Most days are mid to upper 90's, and a few top 100 F. The studio is hot, but the dehumidifier makes it tolerable. It switches to an air conditioner also, but it's not like central air. I quilt a while, and then home to cool off. I still have so much quilting to do this month so I keep plugging away at it.
This half-hexie quilt is in right now. I needed a few UFO's to leave the Pile of Unloved Projects, and it was actually on top.
The little Cabin Under the Stars needed a border before quilting. What a difference it made from this picture below!
Backing and Border Fabric
Early Morning Walks
This is the cemetery in Gnadenhutten. We are the oldest surviving settlement in Ohio, and the oldest gravestone is here. The first Caucasian child in the Ohio territory was born here, too. So many interesting Moravian stones and insignia.
My other commitment, and maybe the most important of all, is to my health. I have asthma, and finally found a medicine that works, and I can tolerate. It's been a real battle the past several years, and feels positively wonderful to be exercising again! This little town is so beautiful in the early hours, and I've missed walking so much.
I'm grateful to all the quilters who post pictures of themselves out there walking, running, and doing things to preserve their health. You inspire me! Thank you so much, Sandra from Quilting at the Cro's Nest and Anja from Anja Quilts. I think of you both every time I put my shoes on.
I'm linking up with Tish at Tish's Adventures in Wonderland where she's writing about the same thing. Yes, the fabric projects are pressing, but we are our most important UFO of all. Amen.
Gnadenhutten was settled in 1772.
Ohio became a state in 1803.
Any spring in the heat...
For you really citified folks out there reading this, you'll be shocked to know there are people in the country that still fill drinking jugs from springs like this. There might not be a place to buy a drink for many miles in any direction, but this water is free for anyone or horse that might need a drink. We did.
I hope you're finding good ways to stay cool and committed where you are.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.
Linking up with~