I live in the west and the summer is already shaping up to be a hot one. It has made the dog days of summer come early. I look at this as an opportunity to start thinking about fall or autumn decorations and what to create and make to celebrate those dreamed of cooler temperatures. I think about sunflowers and beehives and squash and pumpkins. Crisp apples and the cool mornings that are so invigorating. When the kids go back to school I then move onto Halloween. I do enjoy stitching on those long hot lazy summer days. Stay cool out there.