Monday, July 09, 2012

Are We Hot Enough?

Sunshine and Fields by Laura Wasilowski
Our Illinois heat wave has finally ended and my brain is functioning again. There is something about 100 degree weather that turns me into jelly. In this warm, jelly-like state very little art or work is completed. Anyone else have this problem? Or am I just a over-heated whiner?

14 comments:

Gene Black said...

I am hoping for relief from the "jelly" state here.

Exuberant Color said...

I felt the same way! I kept thinking old age was catching up with me until the weather changed and I found 'me' again.

Sequana said...

I've never done so much ripping as I did last week, even on small simple projects. Now that I look at what I "accomplished" I see more ripping to do. That heat is just hellish........literally.

Next year, for sure, an a/c in my workroom.

Janelle said...

I didn't get much done in the heat wave either. I'm glad that it is cooler, now I just need it to rain.

krisgray said...

It must be the heat. I didn't dare try to square up a quilt top or do any precise cutting. It was a weekendof string blocks for me.

Lynn said...

I'm with you. We live in the DC area and not only did we have ridiculous heat (10 days above 95) but we had massive power outages due to a storm. Even when the power came back, the creative juices did not. I'm hoping for some creative energy soon!

Sandra said...

I live in SLC Utah every summer I hide inside and gravitate towards any air conditioning.

WoolenSails said...

Heat slows me down too, so I work on small projects that don't take too much thinking, lol.

Debbie

Cornwoman said...

lol It starts getting hot here in April and this year we set records for our temps, which is saying something since we live in the desert in Arizona. I usually ask my out of state friends to stock some cheese to go with my whine over the summer! We are in the category of days with highs ranging from about 110-120 (the lows right now are around 90)...and no, just because it's a "dry heat", it doesn't mean it feels any cool than a blast furnace. lol On days when our monsoon gives us some rain that makes it to the ground, it's wonderfully cooling for as long as it lasts. You'll see people outside dancing in the downpour.

It's tough to be motivated to do anything from about noon to around 5 PM during the 4 or 5 months that it's triple digits. I do get some done, but not nearly as much as during the cooler temps, and definitely not on days when I've had to be out and about over the course of the morning.

mad elena said...

I'm so fortunate to live where it's in the 70s most of the summer. But when the temp hits 80, I'm a no-can-do wilted wimp!

Beth said...

Jelly is such a great description. I am still a bit jelly-ish. Happy the heat broke.

Lyric Montgomery Kinard said...

You and me both baby - the heat shuts everything down. At least we have AC here in the sticky, sticky south. I spent last week up in Philly where it was only just slightly cooler but had no AC.
I am soooooo grateful for cool air in a home.

and I love, love, love, your sunflower quilt.

vickievanphd said...

lol I am sorry.....It was over 80 here yesterday, today mid 70's I am hoping summer comes back for a couple of more days :) I have lots of room here Laura and lots of people who would enjoy a class from you!! Remember Summer in the Pacific Northwest starts on July 5th. Then we hope for a vew days at 80 or above. I'll have the room ready for ya :)
Vickie in Everson, WA

RustyBird said...

I so much prefer temperatures below 80 degrees, but I live in central Texas. Aarrrgg!