Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ahhh... A summer weekend filled with sewing.

Ever since the first official day of summer, early last week, the weather here has turned cold and foggy. It's true San Francisco weather, where the summers are often cold and foggy. In fact, I've been turning on the heat most evenings because it's been 60 or 61 degrees in my house. Then I sit and read blogs and hear how sweltering it is in the rest of the U.S. It's been years since I've experienced a "regular" summer, like those of my childhood.

But today, on this Sunday morning, I dashed off early to the grocery store and was surprised to see gorgeous, crystal blue skies outside my door. There was actually sunlight streaming in through my kitchen windows, a rare phenomenon. There is street construction near my house, so I like to get out and back before the traffic gets bad.

I live a few blocks from the underground (yes, San Francisco has an underground, OTHER than Bart, but people don't seem to know about it) and when I returned, I saw people - men, women, and children - heading towards the underground in fair numbers, wearing Mardi Gras style beads, feathers, etc, and I realized they were heading for the Gay Pride parade and festivities. One guy, movie star gorgeous, was wearing a red feather boa over his otherwise conventional EHN-SAMBL. The sight of these happy and colorfully dressed folks put a smile on my face.

But, no running around for me. This is a serious sewing weekend, now that I've laid in some groceries. Yesterday, I finished a Marcy Tilton pant, an Ikina jacket, and I've almost finished a pair of silk PJ bottoms. Nothing ready to photograph yet, but I'm looking forward to being able to take the photos myself when ready.

I'm heading back to the sewing machine, but I hope everyone (or at least everyone in his hemisphere) is enjoying the summer weekend. Otherwise, enjoy your winter weekend. :)