We are having a heatwave. I do not do well in the heat. I easily get dizzy, see spots...all that crazy stuff. Besides that I get heat rash--like babies do. I am not made for heat.
We do have an air conditioner--but I hate to use it because it costs so much to run. So we close the house up, use fans and cover the skylight. I brought a big bouquet of flowers in the house since I won't be able to see my flowers for awhile with the house all shut up. I am feeling okay as long as I stay in the house by a fan.
The only time Fez gets to sleep under flowers is if I bring them in the house :)
So Chantel and I decided to go to garage sales. There was like 7 garage sales within blocks of our house..but Chantel suggested we drive anyway--because she hates the heat even more than I do! We have air conditioning in the car but still felt like we were going to pass out at the sales. We had to stop at home between sales and refill our ice teas.
We did find some fun stuff though! I got this set for my vanity for $6--the girl selling it said it belonged to her Grandma. I plan to shine it up.
I found this brooch for 50 cents. Can never have too many of these!
Duke wasn't too thrilled about the shirt I found for him ($1.50)--he hates the heat too and he has been depressed, though he likes wearing clothes usually. Poor Dukey. I took the shirt off after the picture :)
I found this blouse for me-- ($2.00)
I found this dress for Janae ($5.00)--so pretty--the picture doesn't do it justice.
The kids also got a WII game, and I got some shirts for my husband--so a good garage sale day. I felt so sorry for the people having the sales--they were all miserably hot.
Poor Gage started getting heat rash too so I took off his shirt and put a fan on him. It must be our Swedish blood that makes us not able to handle the heat :)
I wanted to show off my Star Jasmine--it is going crazy this year and smells amazing. The smell reminds me of my Grandma--it is so weird how a smell can just take you away to another place...a memory.
I hope the heat doesn't cook off the blooms!
Don't know how much sewing I will get done so thought I would show you what I want to be working on.
This is what I showed a couple posts ago...
What it is is the flap to a purse that I have been planning to make for over a year now--I am determined to get it one just as soon as it cools a bit. I am using a pattern--which I never do! But I will change it up a bit and I think I will really love it.
I am making the ruffled one...of course!
I'm off to make more tea--Chantel says she needs more!
Stay cool and thanks for visiting!