Northern hemisphere seasonal categories of summer, autumn, winter and spring give quite misleading expectations here in Sydney. Today it was 38 degrees. Surely that's not a spring temperature? Tomorrow's temperature is expected to be 15 degrees lower. This article suggests that we really should abandon such foreign seasonal terms and look to the traditional Aboriginal descriptions instead. I think this is worth investigation.
On such a hot day, the only things I had to do were water the pot plants early in the day and stay inside to sew (and wait for a painter to inspect our home so he can provide a quote). The sashing strips on my Grandma's Star quilt are now attached to most of the blocks and they should be all joined within a few days. Photo to follow once they are assembled.