Well, after a long time away from it, I've finally picked the American Flag Quilt back up. I can't believe it's been more than a month since I've stitched on this!
This newest square is Wyoming, the Equality State. This is the 44th state, admitted into the union on July 10, 1890. Wow, that means I've only got six states left!
I certainly have missed stitching on this piece and watching it grow. The fabric is, I think, officially my favorite ever. It's just so soft and a delight to stitch on!
Last Wednesday was the start of Ramadan. That's our holy month, kind of like Lent, I suppose, except that we fast completely from sun-up until sun-down. No food, no drinks, no foul language, no inappropriate activities. I can't even kiss my own husband all day!
But definitely the hardest part is the heat. Ramadan changes from year to year, gradually moving up the calendar ten days a year. This year, it happened to land on the absolute hottest part of the summer. Temperatures have been in the high 40s, nudging the back end of 50 degrees. It's been unbelievable. This is supposed to be a holy month filled with prayer and introspection, to really feel the plight of our fellow man in his hunger and poverty, but it's hard to focus when you just want a drink of water.
Anyway. On to some stitching distraction: I've signed up for Mii's Summer Holiday Exchange. If you haven't yet, do head on over there and join in! I think she's closing it on the 15th, tomorrow, so you still have a little time. It's so much fun!