August in the South

Truly the dog days of Summer…

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Yeah, don’t keep your animals outdoors for very long, unless you have lots of shade:

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But, there are SOME good things about Summer in the South…..

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and, that is growing these little bits of heaven yourself.  There truly is nothing better than home grown tomatoes.  Here’s an easy salad I made today with some of my tomatoes:

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This is a super easy salad made with the fake crab meat from Super Target.  The recipe is right on the back of the bag!  Add whatever you want to this great dish.  I added tomatoes, a bag of slaw mix, cilantro, avocado, and light ranch dressing.  Great stuff.

Okay, so there hasn’t been much sewing going on lately, but I am headed to Joanne’s this weekend to pick up my $4.00 Vogue Patterns.  In the meantime, I’ve been knitting, sort of:

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Still working on this linen tank.

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I started this raglan pullover from some of my Madelinetosh yarn.

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And, on the sewing front, I pulled out this flannel quilt to finally finish it.  All that I have left to do is the machine quilting and the binding.  Word to the wise:  do NOT EVER attempt to machine quilt a full bed-sized quilt with a standard home sewing machine!  Spend the 100+ dollars and get a professional machine quilter to do it for you.  It is one serious hassle to do this on a regular machine.  I’m literally wrestling with the yards and yards and heavy-ness of all this fabric.  Thank goodness I’m almost done.

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Finally, I recovered my patio chairs with some Sunbrella fabric by Waverly.  I got a bunch of this with a half-off coupon at Joann’s.  I also have a few cushions to make with the rest of the fabric.  Perhaps I’ll get to them after I finish that quilt! 

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    • margaretatlake
    • August 16th, 2011

    Love all your new pictures. Sweet little Daisy —

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