In 1963 Nat King Cole
sang about the
"Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
the days of soda, and pretzels and beer.
You'll wish that summer could always be here."
We are in the midst of
the hazy days.
Most of this thick haze is due to
wildfires to the south or north
depending on which way the wind is blowing.
There wasn't much time
to be lazy this week despite the hazy part.
I spent several days helping
my daughter set up her second grade classroom
for the start of a new school year.
Last year she was in 4th grade, so once again, she had
It was good to have a helper with us to
Having been an elementary teacher
a looooong time ago, there's energy
I spent another day last week
being a "quilt judge" for the
local county fair.
It's an interesting and challenging task.
The quilt makers come to listen
and the suggestions for improvement.
I did noticed the lonely little pile of 3 quilts
in the hand quilted category and nothing
was hand pieced.
It's an almost extinct area for
I know hand quilting isn't something I do as
(I'm giving myself a positive nod)
There was one hand appliqued quilt entered
and no hand embroidery quilts.
Binding for the most part were
(There's a real skill to do that well,
I'm just saying).
It all must be a sign of the times.
The slow quilting movement either needs
to pick up speed, (hahaha) or
come to my area of the world
or those special categories will soon disappear.
With all that work behind me
maybe this week will be the
lazy days of summer.
I can't speculate
Until Next Time-