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Thread: Looks like I'm the only one that takes the summer off

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    I don't have time to quilt during the summer - or the inclination when I do have time. We have a huge yard, 2 gardens and several flower beds so when it's nice, I'm out weeding, de-heading, etc. And on rainy days, it's laundry, housework, baking, going to visit Mom and friends, etc.

    Looks like everyone else is still busy quilting so I'm going to read some posts, check out some pictures and know I'll get some ideas for this coming winters projects.

    Hope everyone has a good summer!

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    oooooooooooooh! Could you send pics of your gardens?? Veg or flowers? a friend is doing a straw garden! Does THAT look sooo nice!

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    Hi Cande, i dont do an awful lot in the summer either, but i do get some done. We have a garden too and we camp quite a bit. I take quilting camping, but never get any done, but it is there if i ever get to it.

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    I don't seem to get as much done in the summer time but not because I garden---I don't like it at all. Maybe I had too much of it growing up on a farm in a big family but I just don't enjoy it. Seems like the summer time is just filled up with other things like swim lessons for DD, garage sale-ing, running here and there, vacations, etc. I do still try to do some though.

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    I normally spend my summer trying to stay ahead of the lawn and flower beds. This summer I am enjoying sewing. I have the flower beds on maintenance and am graciously letting my husband keep up with the lawn. Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew. I will have to take time in July and August to take care of the hummingbirds. They chose our house as a feeding station on their migration path. I feed 3 gallons of sugar water a day through August when they are moving through. It has been estimated we have 300 + hummingbirds in August.
    Enjoy your summer. There is always winter to sew when you can smell that soup cooking through out the house, snow on the ground, wind howling.
    Regards, Dorothy

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    I think you're far from being the only one! Those of us who live in northern climates know we won't be able to enjoy our yards much in winter. So that's when we sew, and in summer we are outside. (At least I am!)

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    I do various crafts in spurts and generally have several projects going at a given time - right now quilting supplies are taking up the dining room. A few months ago it was scrapbook and/or stamping and a cross stitch Santa is riding around in my car for when I have to sit and wait at my son's activities. Fortunately our garden is now in the weed and harvest phase so the bulk of the work has been done - though I am realizing that I way overplanted the tomatoes... So harvesting those involves entering a small forest of tomato plants. Honestly, I expected to kill several along the way and somehow they survived.

    Cheers, K

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    I live in Florida & it's TOO HOT to do any yardwork in the summer, so that's when I do most of my sewing(or should be if I wasn't on this board all the time,lol)!!! I have to sew year-round, it helps to relieve stress and is so relaxing to me. Besides my DH works & I'm home all day by myself(I'm on disability) except for my furbaby Tia!!

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    Dorothy, My daughter would probably move in with you to help out with the feeders. she would be in heaven seeing that many hummers.

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    I'd love to have more hummers, we only get 2 pair each summer but it gets interesting when the babies hatch.

    I'll take some pictures when it quit raining but will post them on the general board.

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    I don't quilt as much in the summer either. The yard and camping take a lot of my time. But winter will come and it's quilting again.

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    Hubby has to do my flowers beds for me, can't bend like I used to and some areas has poison oak (I'm allergic to it)

    have fun with your flower beds and when you can quilt some

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    my plan was to SEW SEW SEW this summer - it's the first summer FOREVER that I don't have classes or certification poo.

    instead, looks like i'm going to be creating curiculum (like i could spell that on summer break) for three new classes while babysitting the 7yo nephew unexpectedly (sister's summer plans fell through)

    i guess there's always next summer...

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    I dont really take the Summer off of quilting, but sure dont have much time to do it. Always in the garden, or working!

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    I do spend more time outdoors in the summer, but I do enjoy sewing in the early mornings and evenings :D:D:D Here in the PNW we have too little sunny weather LOL

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    Summer is my best time for sewing. It's cool in my daylight basement and I can use any time of the day not just evenings or weekends like when I'm working!

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    I love the summer but the heat in Texas is too much for me. My DH does the yard and I do some of my gardens. I always plant things that are pretty self-helping. LOL. The years go by and I can do less. It is sad. But I do what I can and rest later. Seems like summers are busy for everyone, GKs out of school, yards to tend to, picnics, My gks like to come and go down to the river to sit in the water and play. So far, I haven't done much in two months because of my left elbow but monday the 14th is almost here. Going to get it fixed again. Everyone, stay cool, don't over do it outside in the heat, enjoy your beautiful yards and gardens, and.....don't be afraid to get in the sprinkler system adn cool down. WE are never to old to enjoy. Happy quilting.

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    I take the summer off to. I am happy to be out in the sun and flowers. Raining rightnow or I would be outside doing some more planting.

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    Spend most summer weekends at my land in SE TX. Had not been here in 2-1/2 months when I came down last weekend and the weeds and spiders had taken over! Still can't get the lawnmower to stay started...DS#3 is working on it, but not sure what the problem is. Got lots of dead branches picked up and roasted weiners & marshmallows last night. Was too hot to be either outside or inside (A/C in travel trailer not doing too well either) by 11 AM so DS & I went into town to eat, came back for a little while and decided to go shopping where it would be cool. Hit the Dollar store and Home Depot. Haven't located a nearby fabric store yet. Probably very good for my bank account LOL! If it cools off a bit more will get out my green around the world that is nearly done and see if I can get the third corner finished. Lack about 30 - 35 more 2-1/2" squares on each of these last two corners.

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