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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"L" Is For Lazy Days...

Back in class with Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday (summer school isn't bad at all!) This week the letter is "L." And that means Lazy Days for me...The gardens are basically on their own now...watering when no rain arrives, weeds are kept at bay and harvests are Lazy now...only fresh green onions and Lettuces are producing. Everything else is still very much in its early growing stages. This is the quiet time of summer - when an hour or so can be spent on the deck with some stitching or a book and a tall glass of Lemonade - rare moments but something to be treasured. 

When day time temperatures grow too warm (anything above 76!) there is always the sewing room to retreat to. This is a photo of all the Barbara Brackman Civil War blocks that have been completed so far. 
We are well over half way through this project and before the next go round, these blocks had to be removed from my design wall to make room for the new ones and other projects. And these two are the latest - #'s 26 and 27. 


I will have to think about sashing for this project and what will look best with all the chocolate browns and blues to make sure they are happy together.

Are you enjoying Luscious fresh strawberries? This is berry time in Wisconsin and something to be savored as long as the brief season lasts.
I will wrap up this "L" posting for now...have to get ready to join my quilt history study group for Lunch...we are the "Liberty Ladies." 

If you get a chance, please visit my 2 previous posts also - where we visited the Leigh-Yawkey Woodson Museum. Wishing each of you a Lazy weekend with time to wander over by Miss Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday and visit all the other "L" postings.


Lazily lingering,
Pat

22 comments:

Monica said...

It's a lazy summer for me, for sure! I wish I had strawberries, I wish it never got above 76 and I wish I could quilt like that! (I wish I could quilt!)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Lazy hours on the porch sound lovely, the civil war blocks are looking great and the strawberries.......yum!

Tes said...

Ooh..strawberries! I have several waiting to be harvested. Lazy hours here too. It's too warm to do anything around here lately.. :)

corina said...

The blocks look amazing. It will be a lovely quilt.

Teresa said...

The strawberries are already done here. Love your quilting blocks. I'm not sure that sounds very lazy though!

upinthecosmos said...

Great quilts, I always think the patterns are so cool... reminds me of kalidescopes sometimes. I spelled that wrong I know it... LOL. I'm also loving strawberry season!

jfb57 said...

All that beautiful work does not look like a lazy day!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Big fan of quilts and don't have the talent or patience to make one of my own. :) Love strawberries too, but our local berries come in May. I hope to learn more about your quilting process, so I am following you now!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The pattern is so pretty! The berries here are finished!

JCnNC said...

Your Civil war blocks are coming along just beautiful and I love the blues and browns. Wish I had some strawberries - they look lucious and we can only set them from California now. Stay cool and enjoy the journey of summer. Judy C in NC

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

looks like you are having a lovely summer!

lazy days are the best days....

ellen b said...

I love liberty and I enjoy ladies and I really admire people who can quilt and complete projects!! Hats off to you and the Liberty Ladies!

EG Wow said...

Strawberries do indeed taste luscious during the lazy days of summer. I love the quilt blocks. I like the browns and blues together.

Friko said...

These days are wonderful, we can finally enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Have you tried to dip a strawberry into a nice glass of fizzy wine? Gorgeous on a hot summer's day outside.

Pomona said...

Strawberries have been and gone here, more's the pity! Your quilts are beautiful - quite inspirational.

Pomona x

Amanda said...

Yes, that's just how a summer should be. Our strawberries didn't do well this year but the cucumbers have turned out ok.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your quilting is amazing! I'm your new follower.

Thanks for the visit! So glad that you enjoyed my adirondack chairs - eapecially since yours were stacked away.

Have a great weekend,
Barb

Pondside said...

Pat, I have to tell you - you, of all people, don't know the meaning of lazy!! You are one busy lady!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Summer is the best to just get lazy, and do things that we enjoy!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Your days sound less than lazy :o) I LOVE your quilts and this one especially. Oh, how I would love to live near and have more free time for quilting! Do you have the patterns for these blocks from a book? I'd love to do one of these quilts. I remember going to the strawberry patches by my parent's home with our kids and eating more than what seemed to be filling our buckets! haha ...this seemed to also happen when we all went blackberry and raspberry picking!

Blessings & Aloha!

We have been out of town, so am just catching up with my thank you visits (I didnt even get my “one post a week” post up this week)! Thank you so, so much for stopping by my place last week! Although I may not be as limber or quick as when I was a kid, I look to forward to playing some of these games with future grandchildren. & I remember playing Jacks for long periods of time! Yes, I remember having a special bag for my jacks :o)

Jenny said...

Hi Pat, I read this whole post and kept scratching my head. And then I read it again.

And then I realized the title was Lazy DAYS and not Lazy DOGS!

Dogs or Days it was still a lovely post.

Thanks for sharing it.

A+

lemonverbenalady said...

As always your quilts are amazing, TO and those strawberries! We bought some end of season plants yesterday! The Herbal Husband is out in the heat getting the beds ready! I prefer the AC when it is so hot!