This morning I took some pictures outdoors, before the heat made it too hot to enjoy the no longer fresh air. At 9 o'clock the temperature is already 28 C (83 F), and it is expected to rise up to 32 C (90 F) later today. It is 60 degrees C or 140 F more than what we had in January for a period of time, but in the Winter we always had a pleasant temperature indoors. Now it is hot everywhere, all the time.
I finished the Between Charming Friends quilt for the quilt along on Sunday. Here it is , washed but not ironed.
The tiny 1" squares were much smaller than what I usually sew, and I was getting desperate with my seam allowances, promising myself never again to get involved with such things. But guess what? I had such amounts of leftover 1½" squares that I just couldn't put them in the wastebin, and so I have started sewing them together for a special little project.
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. DS1 and his girlfriend took us in their car to Turku, where we met DD for lunch in a nice summer restaurant. We had a lovely lunch with a cold buffet, and fried whitefish as main course. Naturally I didn't come to think of making pictures of the place or the food. While the others were taking heavy bags of books to DD's apartment and her bags to the car, I took a picture of the market place with an old tramcar used as an ice cream booth. Elderly ladies don't need to walk to places if their legs are hurting.
We had Italian ice cream in the city after the lunch, here are our portions after everyone had already tasted some. (The heat really makes my brain work slowly!) Clockwise from the top: Mr. K's chocolate and After Eight, DD's raspberry sherbet and lemon sherbet, my chocolate and lemon sherbet, DS1's pistachio and vanilla, and GF's melon sherbet and lemon sherbet. Very delicious and refreshing!
Back at home in the evening it was time to water the vegetables. We have one tomato coming. The tomato plants suffered from plant lice and the cold in June, but seem to like the high temperatures.
The radishes have suddenly grown and are getting woody, so we must eat them quickly. The new row is coming along fast and I have already thinned it. The peas are climbing up the trellis and there are flowers promising a harvest later in the Summer. Lettuce is growing well, too.
DD is staying here for a little Summer holiday, so I'll be having some girly time with her instead of blogging. We have plans of dressmaking and I'm going to ask her to consult me as a hairdresser for some Unicef dolls, so I hope there will be a crafty post next time.