I also thought about titling this one "If it's a national holiday then something's going to break." I had Big Plans for doing some quilting over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at the end of May. But, our air conditioner went on the fritz at the same time Mother Nature sent us record heat for "so early in the season." Instead of quilting (I wilted at the thought of quilts) I imitated my late Golden Retriever and sprawled out in front of the fan with my tongue hanging out while I panted. The a/c is repaired and we are much cooler now. So, again, I had Big Plans for stitching over the July 4 holiday weekend. Friday night was good...I stayed up late starting another red and white project. When Saturday morning dawned, I slipped down to my sewing cave to stitch a few more seams...but...my Bernina would only sew...backwards. Believe me, I considered compensating by feeding the fabric in backwards but the little naggy voice in my head kept saying, "call 9-1-1; this ain't normal." I dropped Bernie off at the repair shop and got the news yesterday that she's slipped a cam and needs "refurbishing." I told the repaid wizard, "whatever it takes." She and I go way back and I hope to keep her around for a long time to come.
So, with no machine to distract me, I am working away on the next block from the Flower Garden quilt. I also took note of the amount of bright fabrics I have managed to accumulate. Impressive for someone who was only going to "pick up a few fat quarters." Who else needs some rehab? Hmm? I indulged myself with some photos of the ones I've pre-washed and ironed.