Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Temperature Afghan Update

Some of my Blog Buddies have asked how this afghan is going.  I can't believe that May flew by and I didn't post an update. Now here it is the middle of June already and I haven't posted the May progress report.

Here it is.  Six months of stitching a row a day.  I am so excited that the two yellow shades (70 degree weather) and the ORANGE!! (80 degree weather) have been added. I've been adding a lot of orange in  June!!

So far this has been a great summer with lots of sunny days. For Terry and I the sun is empowering.  Getting up on a sunny day gets the juices flowing and we are busy all day outside.  Lots of things are getting done that we neglected last year, which was warm, but cloudy all the time. This year, even though it's been hot, we haven't had a lot of humidity and there is a nice breeze blowing most days.  My youngest grandson who is 19 comes over about 2 days a week to spend the day with us and usually helps doing things that Terry needs help with.

How is YOUR summer (or winter) shaping up? How are you spending your days? Any big projects going on?  Will you go away for a vacation?

18 comments:

  1. What a neat idea to reflect the temperatures in your afghan. I am not a sunshine person, right now we are in the mid to high 90's and it is sunny. I stay indoors as much as I can. JET used to be a hot and sunny person but not any more. Glad it works for you both though. We did have a mega storm last night which helps break the heat for a few hours but the forecast is for 100F today.

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  2. I'm fascinated to see your afgan. I was trying to work out when your hot day early on - in February? It must be interesting for you to look at the stripes and think 'That was the day such and such happened'. I've been doing a LOT of outdoor work but have moved to housecleaning because we have guests coming to stay tonight! I welcome rain at the moment because it means I can craft and the vegetables grow a lot better than with watering - unfortunately the weeds do to!

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  3. Well you KNOW whats going on with me....working on the house..uuugghhh.. BUT we are working in the craftroom finally. That does not mean the rest of the house is done... no... we have just decided that i have waited long enough! :) So cool to see the ceiling go up in there... pictures to follow this week. LOVE your afghan Carol! Those colors go together beautifully . Hugs! deb

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  4. The afghan has certainly progressed! Nice to see the warmer colors making a solid appearance.

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  5. Your afghan is definitely warming up, Carol. This is going to be such an interesting project when it is finished.

    There would be some RED (90s +) in my afghan, if I were making one. It is hot and humid in south Florida. We've done a little work outside that has made a huge difference but there is still more to do.

    We haven't made any real summer vacation plans yet. We just went on a long cruise last March so we will probably stay local until the fall.

    Thanks for sharing your progress!

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  6. Hi Carol,

    Your afghan is turning out beautifully. It's an exciting project. I like how the colors blend together. Lovely!
    Here in California we have lots and lots of sun. My kids are out of school, so it's quite busy here. I do a lot of gardening in the morning, while it's cool and fresh.
    I have lots of ideas for new crochet projects, but too little time to work on them.
    Hugs,
    Olga

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  7. Such a pretty afghan! It is nice that your grandson comes over to visit and to help. It has gotten very hot here......but I spend the mornings working in my flower and pumpkin gardens. The rest of the day is embroidery and cooking. Have a great week

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  8. This is looking so good Carol! I love how it just seems to burst into bright warm summer :)
    We're at the start of winter out here...while it doesn't snow where I'm at, we've had some snow in a nearby province which has caused a rather swift drop in our temps.
    I've been knitting and crocheting for the most part....almost done with my son's blankie!

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  9. Just got back from a 'too short' visit with our Nevada family. It was WONDERFUL! Creatively my summer is pretty much dragging! Can't get interested in anything. I was hoping that once I got back from our trip I'd be ready to go -- but no so much. We'll see how this next month turns out...

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  10. A road trip into New England is planned mid September for us. Hoping to see Acadia National Park there in Maine. Also hoping for the start of fall color! Carol, I love your afghan! Wishing I had done one too. :(

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  11. Wow, your Afghan looks gorgeous with this orange color (complementary color to blue!). Here in Greece summer begins and we shall have high temperatures for 3 or 4 months...

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  12. Your afghan is just so nifty-loving the summer colors-if you were living here those would all be red-lol we are having unreal heat indexes here this week-which usually don't start up til around July 4th through August. we had a really cool May so I guess Mother Nature is making up for it--so not able to do much outdoors this week. I enjoyed reading comments where everyone is going and doing-my summer is kinda boring in comparisson lol

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  13. Your afghan is coming along nicely. Glad to hear you and Terry are doing well since your spring was so rough.
    We won't be going anywhere but the front yard 8-). But that is ok with us. Peaceful and doesn't wear us out.
    I still want to go on a sewing retreat someday though while I can still enjoy it.

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  14. No vacation here - saving for MQG in Savannah in February - I hope. I love the look of this afghan. I actually think that this is a better plan than the quilts. We've been having mostly 90s in June. Ugh! And it's humid to me - 45-70% every day. It'll be 103 with 14% humidity in Phoenix, today, and I'd swap in a heartbeat. =) I think doing Phoenix weather for six months of spring through fall would probably be boring, even in an afghan. =)

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  15. Your afghan looks fabulous Carol!

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  16. Oh good - I was about to ask how the afghan was progressing. I love this concept and enjoy watching how yours is growing. Plans for summer here include the birth of a new grandbaby towards the end of August/first part of Sept. and a car trip across Canada to meet him.

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  17. Carol this is beautiful and I love your colors!! What stitches are you using?? I would love to give this a try one day.. Beautiful!

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