Can you tell it's hot here? Ozzie and I are both feeling the heat. The house stays nice and cool, but neither one of us seem to have much energy after the move. Both of us have been requiring an afternoon nap lately.
When I am not unpacking a box or napping, I am drawn to a perfect spot in the living room for doing hand sewing or reading a book. In fact, it is one of my favorite spots to sit. As you see, I have my hand applique project out (finding it took some doing, I tell you), and have been working on it a bit.
The only problem is, Ozzie has decided that my favorite chair is also his. This is where he can be found nearly all the time. I tossed a quilt over it to try to protect the light colored upholstery, but he manages to shift it around with ease. He will permit me to sit on the chair with him, but who wants a hot furry dog on the back of their neck?
One of the first things I did upon moving up here was to join a local book club, hosted by the owner of the yarn shop in Murphy's "Maisie Blue". I hope to meet some nice folks in the reading group. And who knows? Maybe I will progress beyond knitting scarves by the good influence of the surroundings!
This is the July book club selection:
So far I am finding it educational, but very slow going. I read two pages and fall asleep (I mentioned my need for frequent naps--this book isn't helping!). The story is about the life of Pierre Auguste Renoir and how he painted his famous work "Luncheon of the Boating Party". The book is full of references to other famous artists of the day and the models many of them shared. I am forever running to my computer to Google an artist or a painting. If anything, I am going to learn something by the time I get to the end of it! Have any of you read this book? Did you enjoy it?