I reached the midway point in my hexagon quilt. The bottom half is complete and now it's back to the middle. This has been a fun, colorful, summer project and I am so happy with the progress I've made.
On a related note, we are half way through summer. Even if I didn't know that August 6th is the mid-point of summer for those of us in the Northern Hemsiphere, I would have been tipped off by the sound of crickets whistling in the early afternoon and the fading southern light in my side yard. But if the skies were dark and crickets quiet, I would still have the most reliable indicator of this transition: the appearance of Halloween candy in my local market. Sure enough, when I did my food shopping today, I found a prominent display of orange and brown napkins and leafy wreaths, right next to bags and bags of candy corn stacked high on the shelves.
It's been (and still is) a beautiful summer. I have not had to use the air-conditioner very much; I've sat by the open window in the early morning and late afternoon and blissfully stitched, enjoying the breeze and the occasional hummingbird.
The pendulum of the seasons has begun to swing back and it's time for me to roll my quilt. I'm in no rush to finish it just as I am in no rush to see this summer come to a close.
I'll hold onto my sunflowers a bit longer, thank you.