Here is a typical hot day photo. The temperature here is 104 degrees. We keep this old thermometer inside, but I took her outside for the photo today. They used to give these away as advertisements in the 1940s. This one came from Landucci Bros., groceries, fruits, liquors, delicacies; 3639 Hopkins St., Oakland, Calif.
She is certainly dressed appropriately for the weather.
We are born to cloth. It is the second thing we touch after our mother.
I am a quilter. My first memory is a Noah’s Ark quilt. Mr. and Mrs. Noah, the Ark, and all the animals walking toward the boat on a curving path, were appliquéd on it. The back of the quilt was yellow with red flowers. I could re-draw that quilt today from memory.
I didn’t know I was a quilter until 1994. Before that I had a huge fabric collection.