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Saturday, July 18, 2009

July Heat

Our hot, hot, hot weather has finally ended, I think. We had so many days over 100 degrees but near the end of the week it dropped back into the high nineties and today was in the high eighties. I can live with 85!

Presenting: Crabby All Year's July Heat! Apt block this month, isn't it? Missy Ann, you were right, this was the fastest block! I zoomed right through. For this picture I placed the buttons where they will be stitched on. This months' buttons are kind of the whole point of the block and I thought it would look better with them. These aren't really egg buttons. It's sand dollars and round yellow-orange ones...but they do look like eggs ~ clever!



With the extreme heat, we've had to keep the house shut up. No curtains opened, lights off and fans going. Even still, the air conditioning never stopped running. Today, Taco enjoyed bird watching with the drapes open next to my stitchy chair. She is trying to see the hummingbird on the other side of the feeder!




I've started the Traveling pattern today and should be able to show you a WIP photo tomorrow.

Oh, yeah, before I forget...they have put our new roof on. Now we are waiting for the siding contractors to start (maybe this coming week.) I have taken "before" photos and can't wait to see the improvements!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

38 comments:

Glenna said...

Those buttons ARE clever! I took a good look at the stitching on that block and see how it went so fast--so cute!

Angela P said...

That hot, hot,hot weather system is on it's way up into Ontario midweek. Ugh! Can't say i'm looking forward to it's arrival. It's been a beautiful cooler summer so far and i've really been enjoying it.

Love the July square, those egg buttons make such a difference.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The Perfect finish for July in Oklahoma. Congrats CJ ok;-)

valerie said...

Very apropo considering the heat there! Love those buttons...they really look like eggs!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Crabby is looking great, looking forward to seeing the exchange that you completed.

Theresa said...

This really is the perfect block for July!!!! It felt excately like that!!! Those buttons are so cute!!!

Chiloe said...

I really like the egg buttons too!

Lindsay said...

Glad it's cooled down for you at last don't hate me but we've had rain most of this week!

Lisa said...

Pls keep the heat, I hate it, over here in my part of Aus its horrid in Summer, so I love Winter time and today its pretty much rained all day. Oh glory!!!

Dee said...

LOVE the eggs. You're right. That's a very clever way to make eggs.

Kathy A. said...

I just love that one. The buttons are so appropriate. Glad to hear you are finally getting a break from all that heat.

Sadie said...

What a fitting finish! Those buttons are super cute and super clever!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Poppin in to say hi, these buttons are great! Heat schmeet-glad it's cooled off some, here and there:)

Pumpkin said...

HD!!!! LOL! That's a good block for you alright ;o) It hasn't been that hot here but that's okay.

Can't wait to see your next WIP.

Olenka's Stitches said...

That was a fast block! The buttons are so cute!

Christine said...

I love watching your sal piece come to life, July's block is certainly very appropriate! I'm so thankful that it has cooled off, good luck with the home improvements, ;)

Missy Ann said...

Sand dollars! I finished my Crabby last year and I never knew what those button were until today.

Congrats on the finish, and I feel your pain with the heat. Here in Houston I think we've been under a heat advisory more this month than we've been without.

Christine said...

Crabby looks great. You are welcome to some of our lovely English rain if you are bored with the sunshine ;)

Angela said...

Wow, that sounds far too hot for comfort, I;'d positively wilt in that sort of heat.

Love the finish, the buttoins remind me of one of my Husbands favourite saying with regards to the weather.

Jo said...

Great sttiching :) Hope you manager to keep hold of the cooler weather for a while. It's been pretty rainy over here, but I don't *do* hot

Jan said...

I really love your Crabby block for this month. It is so neat, gotta love those buttons!

Glad you are getting a bit of a break from the extreme heat!

Julie said...

fabby crabby, it lookd great. Awww cute Taco, birdies are safe when hes behind the glass!

Annie said...

What a cool way to make egg buttons! I really like they way that looks.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

So darling a little heat piece! I here my daughter is sweltering in Louisiana with record 102 degree heat. She's finding the idea of cross-stitching an even more interesting idea!! LOL
Hugs,
Deb

staci said...

Love those "eggs"! So clever and cute!!!

Siobhan said...

I think that is my favorite block--it is soooo cute! I just love those little buttons!

Dani - tkdchick said...

LOL that block is just so appropriate!!!

kimstitch3 said...

love the egg buttons and the fact that it is sooo hot there,makes your piece relative, I hope it cools down for you very soon. we have been blessed the past 4 day and have had it in the 70's here in TN

CindyMae said...

Our weather is still reaching the triple digits! Grrr, I am so ready for it to go away! Stay cool!

Please stop by my blog and see the July 17th post as there is something there for you!!
http://stitchingkorner.blogspot.com/

Cindy F. said...

CUTE!!!!

tkdquintmom said...

Ya know...with the heat there is nothing compaired to 'sunny side up' right now! lol

Sharon said...

Too adorable! Great job!

Tammy said...

Yayyy for the new roof! Your Crabby looks awesome, and I lol'd at those eggs-they're great!

Lynn said...

Crabby is looking great. I can't wait to see the Travelling Pattern and how it's shaping up.

ProdigalWife said...

Hi Sharon, I love the sunny-fried eggs, so fun! We've been very lucky this year with the heat, but of course that means we have no tomatoes! Thanks for joining my new blog, the old Prodigal's been at me for a while to do something with my photos!

Lillie said...

Cute buttons! Crabby looking awesome.

kimstitch3 said...

YOu are off to get a good start on your new piece. I am looking forward to coming back and seeing more progress soon. take care,Kimberly in TN

zoomcity said...

LOVE the fried egg buttons. We were in Vegas last week, I so know how they feel. Congrats to you and your beloved niece!!!