Friday, May 16, 2008

We're havin a heat wave, and it isn't tropical. The humidity in my part of California isn't much to talk about. It's just plain hot, I think today got up to about 99 degrees. I'm a whimp, it's a good thing I don't live in Arizona, or the desert. Fortunately I have central air conditioning at home, the car and the office, so it isn't bad. The bay area weather is usually mild. In the dead of summer and in the early fall we've been known to hit the hundreds for a few days running, but this seems early or maybe I'm just not ready for it. I'm so sorry, you would think I would have more to post about than the weather! But my life is kinda BORING! It's been another long week. I've spent today just relaxing and working on Lost Socks. I'm finished with the 20 large socks. Now I have the forty small socks all prepped and ready to go minus heels and toes. I should be putting my Cherry Baby blocks together, but ahhh, I'm still thinking about them. While I'm working on the Cherry Baby and the Lost Socks, my Prairie Paisley collection is reproducing at an alarming rate. If I don't stop I will be making a few quilts out of this line! Oh and I still need to make my PIFs. I've got to stop poking! Tomorrow I'm going to visit a friend who is up from San Luis Obispo. Hope to visit a few shops in the Fremont/San Jose area. Should be fun. And last, but not least, here is a picture of my Big Boy Tomato plant. He's getting tall and a little thin, don't you think? Please, any advice you could give me. I would love to get at least one tomato for my trouble! Something is different in blogger, my pictures are coming up as code. Very strange. Hope t0 have more pictures tomorrow!

14 comments:

Erin said...

Love the socks!!! your big boy tomato plant is nice and healthy huh? here in Nashua NH it is cold, 42 degrees, rainy and yucky!! have fun this weekend!!

Su Bee said...

This weather sucks!! We were 105 today and I'm a wuss, I duck from AC'd car to AC'd office to AC'd house - and that's it.
Try pinching out the new tips off of that Big Boy - it will grow back two stems wherever you pinch back one. Makes it bushier and more branches to grow 'maters on. I'll have mine with avacado thanks.... LOL!

Ruthie said...

Hi Mar, You are way ahead of me in the sock world. They look so cute! Maybe I'll take mine to sew-day tomorrow.
Tomato tip: try pinching off the little suckers that grow in between the stems.

carol said...

Marlene, your socks are looking wonderful!! I was going to stitch along with you guys but haven't started yet.

Carol

Catherine said...

Your sock blocks look like so much fun! I wish we had some of your warmth -- it's still rather chilly here, particularly at night!

Mary ann said...

Love the socks, Mar! In addition to the pinching on the Big Boy, Miracle Grow is the best fertilizer I've found for tomatoes. He's a Big Boy, so maybe he's hungry.

Cheryl said...

I have sock envy!!! I have always wanted to make those socks. Had to laugh at your growing Prairie Paisley collection - I am with you on that one. Can't get enough of that fabric. And the heat - YUCK! We have finally broke down and turned the air on. My sewing room is upstairs and boy was it hot.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Marlene, I've been working on that sock quilt for a few years now. I'm close to done but haven't picked it back up. It's fun huh?
It's sooo hot here too. I hate it!!! Where did that cool weather go?

Libby said...

We had a big heat wave here, too. This morning it seems to have changed back to a more normal range - though I have to say I'm going to miss the sun *s*
Wish I had advice on for the tomato - I garden by the seat of my pants, just plant and hope it all turns out okay.

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh Mar -- you've sure been busy making blocks -- how could that be boring? What's up with your weather??? I'm in NJ this week and it's 52 here and I'm freezing -- send some heat this way please! Thanks for your fabulous wedding comments -- you're so sweet -- at least I gave you a kleenex alert LOL!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

I can't wait to see the finished lost socks. It looks like it is going to be adorable. We were in LA at the end of April and they had a mini heatwave the weekend we were there. Fires and all. Stay cool!

Nan said...

I think you've been very busy, Mar! I'm loving the sock blocks and the Cherry Baby blocks. That Prairie Paisley fabric is just too pretty, isn't it? I must buy some!
I agree with Mary Ann - Miracle Gro is good stuff!
I hope your weather has cooled down a bit - that's way too hot for me, too!

Kim said...

Oh, I remember when we lived in San Jose and the weather was just wonderful until right around the end of July when it would spike up to around 100 for three or four days! And no A/C back then either! Usually I'd lay in a cool bath half the day or drive up to the city or something--anything!--to cool down. Of course, Sacramento is hotter, but like you say, at least we have the A/C! Hey, if you find you have too much Prairie Paisley, you can just send it on eastward to me! LOL!

Cara said...

Hi Mar! LOVE your Cherry baby blocks! That fabric is yummy! I think your socks are too cute too! I wish I could give some tomatoe advice but I have had the worst luck with them...Can't wait to see the finished quilts!