July 23, 2012

what resistance?

So how was your weekend?  Mine was H.O.T.  The plan was to stay inside behind my sewing machine and avoid the high temps all weekend but that didn't happen.  In fact, it seems like I was outside for the better part of both days.


My husband managed to convince me to go to the nursery with him to find a few landscaping bushes and I joined my daughter and son in law (along with sweet Emily) for a picnic in a very shady park.  I also made a trip to the booth to straighten up and add a few new items.


I did manage to sew a couple of more blocks for my granny square quilt but realized that I needed a yard of red and brown to finish it up.  So I headed out one more time in search of two yards of fabric and nothing else...


My self imposed fabric lock down went out the window when I walked into my local quilt store and happened upon this adorable fabric for a little boy quilt that I have been wanting to make for an old co-worker who had a baby boy in June.


The tractors, sailboats, horses, cars and all sorts of other boy things just cut right through my resistance.  Aren't the sherbet colors wonderful?  So very yummy.  I spent last night figuring out a pattern and got started cutting out the blocks.  I am hoping that once I make a dent in my cleaning and to do list I can spend some time behind my machine.


The weather is supposed to cool down a little bit this week, thank goodness.  What about you?  How are you holding up this summer?

xo, Patty

24 comments:

  1. Cute fabric! It was a hot weekend, for sure!

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  2. Hi Patty! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! I am sitting here freezing this morning! The weather here in Seattle has been so up and down. The warm sunny days are in the 70's, but this morning we are only 55 degrees! One day I'm in a tank top, then next a sweatshirt! Still...so much better than the 110 degree heat in Las Vegas!

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  3. It was hot this weekend, wasn't it! I love that fabric!! So pretty. It is hard to resist when we see such pretty things in our quilt shops!!!
    I am really wanting to make a granny square quilt too!!!
    XO Kris

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  4. I love the fabrics, fabrics are irresistible, I cannot put a ban on buying it, I just get way too much joy from it. I bet you do too :)
    Enjoy your week
    Lol Karen x

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  5. Looks like you had a good weekend. Hot here too, but we spent the weekend in Chicago where it was only 90 (going to be 105 here in Indiana today). Keep cool!

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  6. Patty,
    Sometimes our best laid plans go by the way side...but then isn't that what "retirement" is suppose to be about??? Those fabrics for the boys quilt are right on target!!! Too cute, dear friend! Enjoy your week putting this terrific "gift of love" together for your friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. I love the little boy fabrics. The colors are perfect.
    My plans changed as well.
    Ready for it to be fall with these temps.

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  8. You have such a great eye for color right down to your coffee cup. It was hot!! Better today. Yeah!!

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  9. We went to church and stopped by a big box store where a huge bunch of nearly dead plants were on clearance. I could not resist. Butterfly bushes for two dollars and various lilies for one dollar. So in the heat I dug holes, planted and watered. I also got peach drift knock out roses half off. My plans changed rapidly but it was worth it and next spring I will be happy we bought them. Have a terrific Monday dear Patty.

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  10. Hot here too and I did not accomplish much!

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  11. Of course you couldn't be expected to walk past that cute fabric! It's a little too toasty for working outside this week so I'm turning me attention indoors. ~ Maureen

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  12. It's been very hot. We finally got some rain, but I am very behind in finished projects for the Farmer's Market.

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  13. I love how your coffee cup weaves its way throught every photo.

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  14. Patty, I can not take the heat like when I was young....it's hot flashes and humid weather...I am over cooked . Ready for Autumn to get a break hopefully. We had rain last week..so welcome. Yes, I like the surbert colors too. Some colors just say..Summer !! Smiles to you, Susie

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  15. I'm with you, Patty! I was going to stay inside all weekend-instead I ended up working in the garage for two days in a row and ended up just about sick from the heat and humidity. UGH!!!!

    I am desperately trying to AVOID fabric stores at all costs-trying to whittle down some of my fabric PILE first- xo Diana

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  16. That is such cute fabric. I'm also admiring your pictures since my camera is broken. Sigh. It's very hot here. Also, I'm home alone with a plumber who has been here since 9:30. I'm afraid of the bill. Just sharing my life with you.....

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  17. Love the color combinations! I would love to quilt, but I don't need another hobby. I hope you have a wonderful weakend. Bonnie

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  18. Great fabrics!! It was rainy in Baltimore all weekend .. which was a nice break from the extreme heat.
    Have a great new week.

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  19. Hi Patty..We had a nice weekend..No AC..windows open..Mollie and I spent a lot of it on the front porch with the computer, telephone, Kindle and munchies once in awhile...but it's back today..Humidity !! I'm tired of being sweaty all the time...

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  20. Hello Patty....Holding up pretty good here in Western Massachusetts. Have hardly used the air-conditioner, depending, for the most part, on fans. It's been pretty effective and more cost-efficient. Good luck on the quilt! Susan

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  21. It's been pretty hot here, but still holding up! :) Great post!! I love love love the photos. You always have such beautiful and clear photos on your blog- they are so lovely!!!

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  22. Those fabrics are fabulous. What a lucky co-worker :)

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  23. My self imposed fabric lock down also went out the window last week. I blame a visiting fabricaholic friend though.

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