Friday, August 15, 2008

Taking the High Road in the Heat Wave


To live heroically is its own compensation in which all can share. In every person there is a slumbering hero.
—Henry Neumann

Today, is a good day for all of us to "take the high road." Turn the other check, be a good sport, own up to a small mistake, don't point out that you really were right in the first place (my personal favorite) and just do the best we can, with what we've got. Above, a path just waiting to be taken (this one at the U of O, Eugene).... and a rotary cutting mat (back deck, Salem)...that well.....I 'accidentally' ironed on top of and ruined.

Today, is a good day to make lemonade. 100º to 105º here in the 'fry me up and serve me with potato salad' kind of heat. On the the happy side...it's the perfect time to lay those old warped rotary cutting mats out in the scorching sun and lay something flat and heavy on top. You just may get the last of the major warps out!

I told a dear friend, Shasta, on her new blog High Road Quilter, that it is so hot in my little sewing room that I don't need an iron to fuse any of my fabrics. I just wave the fabric back and forth and all the layers just melt together!

Shasta is definitely a 'high road' quilter! Check out her new blog and say be sure to leave a comment and say 'hello!'