Saturday, August 1

"Sweet Summer Fun!"

I can hardly believe it but June and July are history and it's August already. That means only 31 official days of summer are left! Summer in Minnesota is so short and so it's important to enjoy every minute. In spite of the fact that I lost not just minutes but hours and days to my back problems, I have had a good summer. It's actually been a great summer with visits with friends and family, beautiful summer days and nights, lots of things to be thankful for. And that includes the much needed rain we received tonight. I know that some of you are tired of rain and storms or heat and humidity but the rain we received was really needed. As I told a couple of husband has only had to mow the lawn once in four weeks because the grass isn't growing. Instead it's more like straw for a lawn. I know that some of you are in worse drought conditions than we are here so I hope that perhaps you, too, received rain that was needed.

The Snowman for August is here to greet you with a little "Sweet Summer Fun" that you can embroider or do in fusible fabrics (patterns for that will be posted tonight). Inspiration for this months design was easy........I thought of my kids and all the snowmen they built over the years. Then I recalled a visit from their cousins in Iowa and a watermelon seed-spitting contest off our back deck.......Bingo! I had my design for August. Toss in a sunflower like a couple of really big ones that grew in my garden and this guy is really ready for some "Sweet Summer Fun". You can also see he's a little bit "melty" due to the summer heat. He'll get his shape back come September when the fall winds blow in some more Snowman fun. I just love drawing these designs and hope you enjoy my sketches and my silly sense of humor. :-)
That's all for now. I'll be back later with the pattern pages for this snowman and the one for July. Then on Sunday, I'll post the other Seasons blocks. I am beginning to feel a bit "caught up" but it will take me a few more days to "digest" all the messages in yahoo groups and then I will feel like I am back to normal (if there is such a thing!). Also, I am slowly going back through my blog and labeling posts so that you can find all the blocks related to this series. I wish I'd know what labeling was when I first started posting. It would have made my blog so much more organized and much easier for all of you, too!
Have a good Saturday!

Edit: Here is the pattern page for the August snowman. If you want to be able to access the pattern files in pdf format, then please join my Yahoo group for my "Seasons of the Heart BOM" projects. Just click on the Snowman in my sidebar and the group will pop up and you can join! It's free and fun and no obligation. I provide the patterns for your enjoyment but they are not to be used for commercial purposes. :-)


Kaye said...

Sandi, thanks again for all you do for us. Please know we really appreciate it. I can hardly believe its August 1st already.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling so much better!

Needled Mom said...

Ah, yes, blogging is a constant learning experience, isn't it?

Your summer snowman pattern is so cute. Gotta love that watermelon.

It's so hard to grasp the fact that summer is almost over. The time is just flying by for us too.

Micki said...

The summer has flown by, a nd it is hard to believe that it will be fall soon!

Pat said...

I LOVE watermelon, so I just LOVE this snowman!!!! Thanks for coming up with such a super-cute idea for this month.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sandi, this is so cute. I hope to join in on the fun. I love your summer snowman. Can just see the pink snow from the watermelon dripping down him.
Time is flying.
Keep Stitchen'

Veronica said...

Hello your blog is very beautiful, and your works are brilliant, I am from Argentina, a fondness Vero

xashee's corner said...

Thank you so much for sharing your WONDERFUL patterns!! i am so GLAD to hear you are better too! :D Have a SUPER evening!!

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