So Long Summer....

Yes .... Summer is drawing to an end.  To be honest, I've had enough of the heat and humidity.  The constant buzz of the cicadas in the trees.  I am ready for the cool crispness of fall, apples and pumpkins.

The only thing that I am not ready for is to put away my white capris, sandals and summer purses.  Wearing white is a no-no after Labor Day. It's a Southern thang!

Here are some of the last minute summer sips I am thinking of making this weekend.
Sangria is my favorite.  

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Other than cranking up the grill and cooking an amazing Montreal marinated roast for when my kids come on over,  I'm retreating and sewing all weekend.  

Have a lovely weekend whatever your plans may be.  

Color Mondays: A Favorite Picture

Quilters need thread. Right?  How about an abandoned warehouse full of shelves, work stations, cubbyholes and dust? 

This weeks Color Palette theme is a "favorite photo" It took me about two secs to fall in love with this photo. 

Take a look at Jennie's blog.  She sets the theme each Monday.
Here are two orange and pink cuties I made in the beginning of summer.

I Love these colors.

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Color Mondays: Episode Purple

I am joining along with Jenny  - She says:

"It's a new, fun linky party where you get to play with color. Mondays can be so blah, so boring, so overwhelming, that I thought it might be fun to brighten them up with color".

Try it.  It's addictive.

Find a picture, save it to your computer, upload it to the Palette Builder, play with the colors. Then save your picture, blog it and share it.

Thinking in purple today, one of my favorite colors actually, I dug out this quilt I made a few years back.  I used lots of Amy Butler and Kaffee Fassett fabrics.  It's super easy and really showcases large prints.  It's called Simply Delightful by Quilting Belle. 
We're having a bumper crop of eggplant here.  Basil and Hot Peppers too! In the spring, I saw this incredible planter at Whole Foods.  I asked if there was a way that I could get one.  They had no clue.  But it was definitely not for sale.  Someone from their home office just came, built it and left.   
(this is the one I saw at Whole Foods)
I knew I needed one.  Our backyard is pretty shaded.  Our deck gets the most sunshine.  Deer are constantly munching on my plants in the ground and my back hurts when I garden too long.  One of my friend's contractor son made this planter on wheels for me. 

Here's mine from start to finish. 

Anybody want to share what you are growing in your garden this year?

Summer Finishes

Pinwheel Stars in Aunt Grace Fabrics
Baptist Fan Quilting

Trail Mix
First UFO for the Year
A terrific way to use up a large chuck of scrappy scraps

 Just a few for now.  I am on a binding marathon

Quite Time from Miss Rosie
A Mini Double Hourglass