Monday, July 9, 2012

Finally, relief!

Sunday afternoon saw a high of just 88 degrees here - refreshingly cool after blistering heat over 100 for the past few weeks. Robert and I sat outside under the tree admiring all our hard work. Let me tell you, starting a garden from scratch in this heat is not for wimps, altho we certainly felt that way on several occasions.

Note the trailer full of tree chunks. That's the next project. Stay tuned to see the results.

Congratulations to Kim Ray and scottylover. We've selecting two winners this week since I fell down on the job - again - and didn't get around to posting last week. Hope that makes up for it. :) Between grankids coming and going (but mainly staying), editing the new fabric lines, fireworks, birthday parties and preparing for pictures, I didn't know if I was coming or going the past couple weeks. It's all finally coming together so I can take a deep breath and work on the final pages of the book.

This week's giveaway is for the new Harvest Moon MTT pattern/kit.

 Comment here by next Monday night and we'll see who wins. Thanks for checking in on me. Lots of new junk to come this summer.
Lynne

80 comments:

  1. Very unique pattern. Love the fabrics.

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  2. It' cooler here too. The thermometer said 84 F today, so much better than the 100+ days we have had since early July. Even with the air conditioning, my brain was melting.

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  3. I know how you feel, we are finally getting a break from the humidity, so hopefully I can get the rest of my plants in this week. Wonderful time to start a fall project and think cool.

    Debbie

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  4. Texas is getting some on and off rain as well and a little relief from the heat. Enjoy your garden. Cute pattern.

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  5. Kind of sad when temps in the 80s feels cool. We haven't had those high temps here in New Hampshire but anything in the 80s is too high for me. I always say I'm going to retire to Canada-I live for the fall and winter! The garden around your tree is beautiful; I can't believe you did it in that heat. Love the pattern - acorns are my favorite motif.

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  6. Doesn't summer,grandkids and children all go together.Ours were here on the farm for Canada Day and we got a picture of all six together. We too have had hot weather but not as hot as you and it so very dry and crops are suffering.

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  7. Your new garden looks lovely! Congrats on all the hard work.....

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  8. What a beautiful pattern. We have over 30 Garry Oak trees in our backyard and they are special to us.
    Summer has finally arrived on Vancouver Island with the sun shining.

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  9. Summer is always hecktic and always goes so fast. Cute pattern! I am in a Kansas Troubles group here in Brainerd,mn. I enjoy it greatly. martha

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  10. Love you garden! It's cooler here in Michigan as well. Never thought I'd think of 80's as a cooler temp though. Would love to win the pattern. So cute!

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  11. This is a really cute pattern. Would make a good gift for someone special for Christmas. I would sure love to win. Colorado's fires are out and it has actually rained 3 days in a row. Hallelujah!

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  12. It has been very hot up here in Minnesota too, although having lived in Texas I can't complain too much. I almost hate to utter that I might be looking forward to Fall! Anyway, love the pattern and would surely enjoy doing the kit.

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  13. I Simply LOVE the pattern. I would love to win!!!

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  14. I have grandkids next week, I love anything with acorns, love this pattern, did I tell you how much I love it.

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  15. Here in N.Central Florida we had the floods from Tropical Storm Debbie and now the hot 97-105 degree temps are back. I was going to write more about how bad crops are doing, but it got me too depressed.
    So, it would be nice to work on a pretty KT kit! Thanks for the giveaway. Hope to soon see what you do with all those logs!

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  16. Pretty new Harvest Moon kit! It's extremely hot here so I'll just stay inside and work on my log cabin blocks..made with KT fabrics! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  17. Glad you got through the heat wave of the last few weeks, so far we have been spared temps mostly only in the 90's, but I know it is coming. Your Harvest Moon pattern/ is a hit.

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  18. Very pretty pattern!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. So glad your back to blogging. I was getting worried about you! And, yes the break in the heat is fabulous...jmh

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  20. Love the new Harvest Moon line! Reminds me of one of your older lines that I loved!

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  21. YIKES!! 88 degrees kills me...can't imagine it any hotter!! Your yard looks wonderful! Also thanks for the chance to win the pattern to Harvest Moon....LOVE IT!!
    Stay cool!
    Paulette

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  22. It was hot here, but not that hot! Yuck! Love the pattern!

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  23. PLEASE pick me! I LOVE the Harvest Moon fabrics. Summer is finally arrived in Oregon. We were all sympathetic with all of you in the heat wave.

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  24. Harvest Moon - very cute! I would love to win! I could take my mind off of our dried grass and watering our new trees all the time! It's been really hot here too. No rain in the forecast for us yet.

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  25. Cute pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Harvest Moon MTT pattern/kit. Glad you are getting cooler temperatures --- we're waiting for our turn! Lana D.

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  26. I'm glad you guys are getting some relief from the heat! Nice looking garden! I'm glad you are featuring a Fall pattern. I'm ready to make Fall things and imagine it's already October. :)

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  27. Looks like your garden work is coming right along!! Thanks for the chance to win the Harvest Moon pattern!

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  28. What a wonderful pattern! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

    P.S. I think your 100+ degree weather is starting to hit out here in the West!

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  29. What a cute, just-in-time-for-fall pattern! Thanks for the chance to win. I am so sorry that 88 feels refreshing. What a miserable summer!

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  30. What a wonderful fall project! I love that time of year. We have had 10 days of 100+ degrees and finally a little lower. This summer is flying by and I am getting ready for my new granddaughter to arrive early Sept. Thanks again for your give aways! I love your website and all of KT fabrics/patterns!! Patty D. from Crystal City, MO

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  31. I agree this summer heat is unbearable. You need to be thankful you are not in southern Alabama. The heat index here has been as high as 105-108 these past two weeks. Prayerfully this week will bring the much needed rain and cool things down a bit. You never have to apologize to us readers that you took a week off to enjoy LIFE! We totally understand! And during a major holiday we are just as busy too! PS - We do miss you though!

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  32. Great fall project. Glad the heat is getting cooler for you. Your garden looks lovely.

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  33. Your garden is looking good and now you have me so curious about those chunks of wood. Thanks for the chance to win the kit. It would be great for fall decorating.

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  34. We have been dealing with a heat wave too. While I talked of putting in a flower bed the reality was I spent a lot of time in the lake cooling off. Your garden looks wonderful, great project to have finished.

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  35. So glad that the heat has taken a slight break, although, the weatherman is saying it will heat up again by this weekend. I'm so very thankful for A/C and that I don't have to work outside in this heat. Harvest Moon makes me dream of cooler days ahead. A really cute pattern. Hope things slow down for you so that you can catch your breath. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Love the colours!
    Here in the UK summer hasn't arrived yet or else it's been and gone and I missed it! It's just rain, rain, rain!

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  37. We're going to be in the 80s here in North Carolina too - such a break from the record 100s. thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. J'aime beaucoup, ce serais très beau chez moi.
    Il a un allure ancien que j'aime.
    Merci de votre générosité.
    Bonne semaine
    Gisèle

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  39. Yeah, it was so nice that yesterdays temps were down some, still need some rain though. Your flower bed is looking great and you'll get to enjoy it for many years. The Harvest Moon pattern is beautiful and the prefect project to help me think of cooler days, thanks for the chance to win.
    P.S. I'm in Kansas,too, so I totally understand about the heat AND humidity.

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  40. Love the Harvest Moon pattern. We have had relief from triple digit heat, but no rain. It rains all around us, but we are desperate for rain. Best wishes with your garden.

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  41. I love the harvest moon design! thanks! love the how all the gardening turned out.

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  42. Cute design! Gardens are hard work but so enjoyable, especially if you get to CAN things from the garden!

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  43. Love the Harvest moon design. we're in winter downunder with more rain than we usually have at this time of year.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  44. we are finally getting some relief too. rain and cooler weather.
    congrats to the winners. love the moon pattern.

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  45. Love love love, My home is all about acorns and pine cones.
    We sure miss you when you aren't blogging.

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  46. Thanks very much for a chance - that's a fabulous pattern for autumn. I don't know how you can manage in those temperatures.

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  47. Love the pattern.
    Conny from Red Deer, AB

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  48. Cute pattern. I need to get to work on my gardens. No building, but a ton of weeding--they really got out of control while I was hiding inside in the air conditioning last week.
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  49. I, too, have been working like mad in the yard. The flower beds are almost all cleaned out and mulched. The vegetables are really coming in. I've canned green beans, and now the tomatoes and peppers are getting ripe. It will be salsa time soon! Love the new KT fabrics and colors. Definitely a favorite. Stay cool!

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  50. Your garden is looking lovely. All the hard work is paying off! Thanks for the chance to win Harvest Moon Kit.
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  51. My girlfriend just texted me to ask, if I have seen the fabric Kansas Troubles. Well, here I am! I am so pleased with what I have found. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me/us! Now I can reply, Yes! I have seen it and love it!

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  52. Too hot to garden here at the moment buuuutttt hopefully very soon !!! Love that kit, thanks so much for the chance !!!

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  53. New junk???? When do you ever have junk????? Love the new fabric. Your garden looks nice, like all the sprinklers too! lolz

    Bev E

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  54. Wish I had your energy. Still very hot in Oklahoma. Good excuse to stay inside and sew.

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  55. Please please pick me this time!! The hard work of building a garden in the heat paid off. It looks awesome.

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  56. The gardening results look fantastic! Sitting here this evening with the house windows open and a slight (cool) breeze going through! Yeah!!! What a relief! Love, love, love your newest pattern. Pick me! Pick me! HUGS... and stitches

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  57. Your hard work paid off--it looks beautiful. Not only is the heat hard on you but also your plants. They look like they are doing well. Harvest Moon is one of my favorites of your MTT's. Hope to win it this week. Thanks.

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  58. Your new garden look great. Please pick my sister this time....it would be an early birthday present for her! Love the newest MTT.

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  59. Monsoon season has begun here in the desert southwest. We are getting much needed rain. I was ready for "fall" after spring so your pattern / kit giveaway would be a delight!

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  60. Just took a look at the Harvest Moon collection. Very beautiful!! This heat keeps me indoors (a lot lately) in my sewing room.

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  61. I just love the dark circular border. This would look perfect on my fall table.

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  62. When the temperatures are this hot its perfect to dream about fall temperatures. This project would be perfect to dream with.

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  63. That is really cute, and rather fallish. Thanks!

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  64. Lynne~ I'm so excited to win! It's still blistering here... this week at quilt guild we showed off our class projects with you. Everyone loves my blue version of your square pegs. I will send you a picture when it's done.
    Kim Ray

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  65. Lynne,
    Great new pattern! It is roasting here in our neck of Kansas. Thank God for airconditioning!

    KULeslie

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  66. Love the pattern, very "fallish!"

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  67. I'm ready to do something fallish and this would suit me just fine. Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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  68. In my neck of the woods, some trees are losing leaves, the grass looks like it is October but the temps are soaring. We need rain terribly! I am sitting in the cool air sewing four quilts made with Cattails and Clover charm packs and layer cakes, working on the Underground Railroad made with Cattails and Clover fabric and staring at a jacket that needs to be finished, also made of Cattails and Clover. It would be a delight to add your pattern to my sewing frenzy.

    Dianne in Illinois

    PS. See you in Danville,Il at Threads of Time. Even though it will be August, I hope to show you my Jacket made with all the beautiful Cattails and Clover fabric that makes my heart sing!!!!!!!

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  69. What a wonderful pattern! The colors are gorgeous.
    Thanks a lot for this giveaway!

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  70. Glad your temperatures have dropped a bit. Here in northern Maine we are expecting 80's and 90's for a few days....great summer weather for us!!! It's so rare we have it that nice.

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  71. Love to come to your site. So many things are happening. Good video on youtube from market. Can't wait to have the new book and xmas patterns.

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  72. I have discovered one of your round quilt on pinterest, and now I am on your blog to admire all you create. I would like to enter the giveaway but maybe it's impossible because I live in France.
    Hugs from the old continent

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  73. Yummy fall project. Hot summers make me think fall can't be close eoiugh.

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  74. Love your garden! Can't wait to see the Harvest Moon collection.

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  75. Oh yes, I see the moon after all. Very nice.

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  76. vicki from wisconsinJuly 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Love the harvest moon collection. We have a new convention place called barn at harvest moon pond located 2miles down the road from us. Wonderful place for receptions. Old barn that had been updated but still has a lot of charm. Love the countryside and all it has to offer.

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  77. You and Lois have created a monster! Have been enjoying Sandhill Plums and have projects already decided for Harvest Moon! Even found "old" fabric last weekend during Sister's weekend.

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  78. This would be such a lovely addition to my fall harvest table. Can hardly wait for this blasting summer heat to fade into fall. Jo

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