Windham Fabrics announces Natalie Barnes as a part of the Fabric Design Family!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Its time for the August Giveaway!

august 6 - the winner is...flutefish!!
 august 13 - the winner is...sara!!! (dairy sara)
august 20 - the winner is...moewest(maureen)!!
august 27 - the winner is...Barnaby!  (email me)

It's still summer, if you ask me...
bbq's, beach blankets and picnic baskets
things made by hand
beautiful fabrics

like this 54" CANVAS
from alexander henry

just look at the detail in this fun print
and because I was delinquent in announcing the winner of the July fabric giveaway

I will pick a winner every Friday in August
That's the 6th, the 13th, the 20th and the 27th
to receive
one yard of 54" wide Alexander Henry canvas
"afternoon delight"

enter by posting your favorite summer memory

and then just sit back and start dreaming of canvas projects
potholder, kids bib, picnic basket liner, sturdy picnic bag, grocery bag, backing for a picnic quilt, playtime tent, pincushion, sewing machine cover, kindle/nook/ipad cover, bag for your marbles, chew toy for the dog, pounce bag of catnip for the cat, toybox, book cover, ipod case, glasses case
what else?

thanks for visiting
won't you become a follower?

natalie



180 comments:

Lisa said...

My favorite summer memory has to be fishing with my Father as a kid, though I usually spent more time exploring then I ever did actually fishing!

Quilting_Chris said...

Favorite summer memory is my Mom taking my brother and I to the beach in Santa Monica. Playing all day in the water, making sand castles and eating tuna fish sandwiches. We had so much fun. Thanks for making me think about those times long since past.

fourthmonth said...

Corn parties, without a doubt. Getting a ton of corn and boiling or grilling it up. Then spending all afternoon eating corn and drinking lemonade. Nothing more summer than that!

sy said...

is that a bunny in the middle of the print o_o? so cute. i remember catching dragonflies in the summer, there were green ones and red ones, i might have hurt a few of them >.< it was fun.

epban said...

We always had dinner with the whole family every night on our screened porch! That's what I'll always remember fondly.

Erin M. said...

Thanks for the chance to win great looking canvas. Do we need to enter each week?

Fav. summer memory- catching fireflies at night.

Jeannette said...

Playing in the summer rain! Catching fireflies too!

elizabeth said...

My favorite summer memory is going swimming in a lake and feeling the mud squishing between my toes!

Victoria said...

My favorite memories are neighborhood games of Kick the Can as dusk settled on our street. Afterwards, we would head off to grab popsicles and play board games or canasta under the yellow bug lights.

Kimberly said...

I love summer memories! My top one would be sleeping outside on the deck with my friend at her family's vacation cabin. Sleeping outside as a kid was a blast. Now, I would probably complain about the birds and my back hurting... ;) Thanks for the giveaway, I love that fabric.

Sandy said...

My favorite summer memory is from when I was 16 and went to Germany for 3 weeks as an exchange student. We had so much fun and I have always wanted to go back. I love this fabric, by the way. I can see a very cute tote bag made out of this. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Deci said...

My favorite summer memory is catching fireflies in a mason jar.

Lindsay said...

One of my favorites was last summer. We went to my friends cabin for a week in New Hampshire. There were ten of us playing games, swimming in the lake, shopping in Keene and just being friends. And even better, we get to go again in about two weeks!

nanaandpapa1 said...

Denver, CO with my sweetie.

SewLindaAnn said...

Being on a 2 day vacation all by myself and walking along the beach. Pure peaceful quiet bliss. You asked so sweet, of course I'll be a follower.

joonzeboo said...

my favorite summer memory? certainly swimming in the pool at my parents' house in florida. my sister and i (only nineteen months apart) swam everyday. i mean EVERYDAY. we were little brown kids. my sister and i would give synchronized swimming performances for our parents to watch and promptly give applause as soon as we bowed to signify the end of our performance. we played marco polo and one time i bumped into the pool steps and my nose bled. another pool game we played was that we had to think of a secret color. we ran around and around the pool and as soon as someone guessed our "secret" color, we all jumped in. usually it was a crayola color like burnt sienna or periwinkle. sweet memories! :)

joonzeboo@gmail.com

Pam said...

Going to Lancaster PA and seeing all the beauty.

karrelle said...

Cute fabric. My favorite summer memory is the long sunny days and sitting outside way after dark and listening to the sounds and looking at the not completely dark sky.

MoeWest said...

My favorite summer memory is travelling to my grandparents house by train with Mom and other siblings. We would travel in late June then Dad would join us 5-6 weeks later for his vacation and we would all drive home together.

Corky said...

I think my fav summer memory was swimming all day at grandma's place. We lived in Alaska, but went to Washington to see my grandma and we kids (a ton of us) went swimming in the public pool everyday. The swim suits laid on the back porch bathroom floor and we put them back on wet every morning. I remember the cold wet suit, but it wasn't bad... not like it would be now. :)

Jodi said...

Mine would have to be taking my kids strawberry picking and them eating more than we managed to get in the baskets!

Michelle said...

My favorite summer memory is from when I was a teenager and got invited to go to Cape Cod with my friend and her mother. It was my first time there and I fell in love with the area.

shelia said...

well....for this summer its experiencing all the "first" summer things with my first grand baby! Bubbles, sprinkler, bugs...FUN!!!!

Sandie Holtman said...

My favorite summer memories are of sunny afternoons at our lake cabin with toddlers, naked except for their lifejackets, wrapped in quilts and napping on the lounge chair.

mab said...

I loved loved loved camp! I couldn't get enough -- and went to every single camp my church or school offered. I can't wait for my girls to be old enough to experience the fun times!

Christina said...

My favourite Summer Memory is having Sunday night BBQ's at my parents house. My sisters and I would all go home and we all got to hang out and share what was going on in our lives. Now we all live in different cities but hopefully one day we will get to do that again:)

Annabelle said...

A village churchyard with a rickety fence and beyond a field with summer flowers. We sat under an old yew tree and had a picnic under the blue sky with bees buzzing around us and cows mooing in the distance. My now (ex)husband, our three bouncy kids, and my now (deceased) brother, wife and three even more noisy and bouncy children. Now all grown and gone, but what a beautiful memory!

mascanlon said...

Bobby's Resort at Lake Delavan in WI. We went several summers with our cousins and stayed in a cabin, swam in the lake, fished and caught fireflys. How much I loved those lazy days of summer. And just as a side note, this is the lake that drained away a few summers ago over night when one of the berms gave away but its all back and full of fish making memories for another generation of children.

Peach Rainbow said...

Going to the waterfalls!

Lisa said...

My fav summer memory is as a young kid lying on the beach reading a book, listening to my mum gossiping with her friend! Made me feel so grown up!

carmel said...

my favorite summer memory is when i was a kid and becues my perents were devorced we lived in israel {ii still do} and my dad lived in the stats.
so i would only see him once a year during summer vecation
and that is my best memory- going out with him and my little sister
just having fun with my favorite perent
thanks!

lips said...

Camping in Michigan and Canada w/ my parents and seven brothers and sisters are my favorite summer memories. Picking wild blueberries and swimming in Lake Superior! We had a great time being together.
Colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

babiesdoc said...

We used to just get on our bikes and ride around all day every day.

Unfortunately our world isn't as safe as it was for kids today.

Doodlebug + Friends said...

My most favorite summer memories involve spending time with my brothers at my uncle's farm doing catch-release fishing.

allsewnup said...

What beautiful fabric. Spending time at the lake, on the swings with my brother trying to reach the sky.

Carolyn

Betty said...

Growing up on a farm and have all the fresh fruits and veggies from the garden are some of my childhood memories. Thanks for hosting a giveaway

Heather said...

It would have to be playing in the irrigation ditch! My neighbor's ditch was covered in grass and we would play in the water and have a great time...I don't want to think to much about what was IN the water, but it was fun!

renae said...

My Favorite Summer Memory is a 4th of July party at a Horse Camp in Montana. BBQ, watermelon, horses and cowboys. :)

kaiolohiakids said...

My favorite summer memory was camping by a lake in the mountains in CA-sunburn during the day & all our food freezing overnite! Funny because you couldn't pay me enough to go camping today!

P. said...

One of my favorite summer memories was staying at a cottage on Middle Eau Claire Lake in northern WI. Lots of swimming, fishing, campfires, and general goofing off!

Melissa said...

My favorite summer memory was going to the local county fair with my family when I was little. We'd spend the whole day there going on rides and eating fair food until we couldn't eat another bite.

icitea said...

Favorite summer memories: digging holes up and down the beach under the sizzling sun looking for a way to China, gelato shared witha group of friends, watching a meteor shower on a warm summers night.

momto2wasd said...

I grew up in Southern California, and I remember how it would cool down in the evening, and I could stay outside playing with my friends. As an adult, I think it's traveling through Europe with a friend. It was HOT, but fun!

Julie Swenson said...

My favorite summer memory is eating watermelon and swimming in the back yard as a kid and when we were freezing from the hose water we would lay on the hot cement! Oh how it would be to be a kid again! (love the fabric by the way!)

Sunflower Skies said...

My favorite summer memory is learning to horseback ride! I now go to a ranch with my cousin and family friends a few times a year to do so. It's lots of fun, and a great way to bond :)

Chrismiss10ataoldotcom

RenegadeQuilter said...

Just one favorite summer memory? Thats a tough one. From childhood it would have to be hanging out with my family camping, fishing, farming, swiming........

As an adult it would be seeing the Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge in Washington. Amazing!!!!

Eileen said...

favorite summer memory is being at my grandparent's home for a couple weeks and getting to play with all my central washington cousins. if i see hydrangea's or tiger lilies i instantly am transported to grandma's house and the catalpa tree my cousins and i would play under and make things with the huge leaves, then run over to the grape vine covered gazebo and hang by our knees from the pipes that formed the sides. wonderful memories that are precious to recall

Nancy Sue said...

My favorite summer memory was attending music camp in the late 70's and early 80's. We were GLEEks before being a GLEEk was popular!
The smell of the old rec hall can pull me back there anytime.

Marcia said...

My favorite summer memory is my mother taking the 4 of us (kids) to the swimming hole. We would swim in that cold water until turning blue.

annmarie said...

Sooooo many favorite summer memories. I guess the best would be all the summer picnics at our house with friends & family - especially when all the kiddies were growing up. Sweet memories because now they are all grown up & having picnics of their own in far away places!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

My favorite summer memory is riding on the back of the pickup truck with my feet dangling down at the dirt road below, surrounded by my siblings and my dogs as we made our way to the lake for a swim after a hot summer day.

James-Linda said...

Favorite summer memories are the family picnic gatherings! Us kids running around like crazy! Thanks so for sharing this beautiful fabric@
HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Lynnae said...

Oh, my; how to choose a favorite summer memory. Swimming in the community swimming pool on a hot summer day, playing Red Rover with my siblings and the neighbor kids, staying on the farm with my grandparents for a week or so, and our favorite game of tossing a ball over the house; which always ended when dad would get annoyed because the ball didn't always go OVER the house! Thanks for the chance to win a delightful piece of fabric.

flutefish said...

Picking blueberries in the Dolly Sods (Monongahela National Forest, WV). Oh, my, is that a beautiful place to camp.

Alissa said...

Favorite summer memory...waiting for the ice cream man!
Love the fabrics!

Lauren H said...

My summer visits to my grandmother and grandfather's house. We swam, got Coke floats at the local drugstore soda fountain, caught lightening bugs, and played games. What happy memories!

Hannah said...

My favourite summer memory is our family road trip (MN-NM) 14 years ago. My best friend had moved to Oregon the year before and we were sure it would be years before we could hang out again. Our parents surprised both of us. My family pulled into a campground near the Grand Canyon. When we got out at our campsite, there was my best friend and her family in the neighbouring site. We spent several days hanging out and watching Olympic gymnasts on the big screen tv in the camper across the way (they left their curtains open so we could spy through). And we saw the Grand Canyon.

Adrienne said...

When I was a child we moved from America to England. Nearly every year I would fly back (alone) and spend the summer with my grandparents. They used to spoil me rotten!

Nancy said...

One of my favorite summer memories is laying in the hammock in our backyard under the big oak tree and reading a book. Whenever I see a hammock I think of that. I live in a townhouse now so no room for a hammock. I can dream, can't I?

cakegirl said...

My favorite summer memory is of the weeks we spent on the Outer banks . Every year we would rent a big house with another family and spend the days on the beach. Pure heaven!

Erin said...

My favorite memory of summer is being at my grandparents' house, and eating hardshell blue crabs outside under two big trees on the front deck. Sometimes, as the sun was setting, deer would come out in the field across the way from them - I love that place (and miss it and my grandparents terribly!)

Val Laird said...

How I love summer! Sweet memories of train journeys to the beach - complete with soot in the eye; in and out of the water all day, sandcastles, shell collecting and barely keeping the eyes open on the journey home!

Rosanne Derrett said...

Playing on the beach and messing about in boats all summer long. We were members of the local sailing club and they had access to a private sandy beach full of sandflies but also empty. Bliss

Momoo said...

Best summer memories are at the beach on family vacations. Over the years 3 or more families have gathered at a beach house in the Carolinas or Virginia. Always an easygoing fun time.

Kathleen C. said...

Walking on the beach with my young daughter and watching her play contentedly by herself in the water.
Thanks for the giveaway-wonderful fabric.

Willa said...

4th of July in Southport, NC. Tiny seacoast town. HUGE celebration. Parade. Donkey softball. Art show. Fireworks. Family reunion and picnic!

Bev C said...

Oh my favourite memory would be swimming in our lake as a child. Just loved it.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

live a colorful life said...

When I was small we lived in Oklahoma. We would drive around a lake close by and look for fireflies.

meri_drake said...

My fav summer childhood memory is driving from VA Beach to Winter Park FL each summer to visit our cousins. All 7 (yes, that was 7!!) kids and my Mom in a non air-conditioned station wagon with vinyl seats! We would stop in a motel in Manning, SC and get to swim in a pool for hours. (My mother was a genious...she WORE US OUT and we slept like logs!)Good times!

love.sewn said...

one of my favorite summer memories would be last year when i went on my first mission trip. we went with living water international to el salvador to drill a well in a village and teach the children at the school about hygiene. it was such an awesome experience and we were lucky enough to finish early and got to zip line in the mountains. certainly many firsts during that week.

thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Ali said...

My favorite summer memory I think is catching fireflies in the evenings with my sister. We had so much fun catching them and keeping them in little mesh containers.

Kerry said...

Swimming with my daughter- when she swam in the sea for the first time

Netta said...

Walking with the neighbors to the bay to swim and playing with the cousins at the lake when they visited the north. nanasew at gmaildotcom

Melissa said...

I love that canvas! Thanks for the chance!

My favorite memory has to be those days in August when I was about 10 and my brother was 5 and we would "lunch in the garden". We would surreptitiously go into grandma's garden and pick what we wanted to eat, wash it in the dog's water bowl, and then sit on the ground under the tomato plants and munch!

Erin M. said...

Favorite summer memory- catching fireflies at night and stepping on slugs.

Tere said...

My fav summer memory is playing in the sprinkler outside with my sister :) That fabric is gorgeous!

Sew Lovins said...

Picking up pinecones on the south of France and discovering and eating plump pine nuts when we were young kids. It was always hot and you could hear the grasshoppers buzzing and pots and pans banging while my grandmother prepared lunch.

JFQuilts said...

My favorite summer memories ... it was all about boys and the beach! We spent summers and any other time possible on Balboa Island, so summer was all about fun fun fun!

And I am wild about that fabric!

Sinta Renee said...

I would love a chance to win! My favorite summer was being on my Uncles small yacht in the San Juan Islands! Putting down the lobster net to catch dinner and cook on the Hybachi. Laying in the sun and crusing around in the little dingy. Life was good! Now that is my dream for my retirement.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite summer memory has to be when my family spent a week in Bryson City NC at my in laws TINY trailer. There were 5 of us packed into this teensy trailer, but we had the best time. We had no money for a vacation, so this was the next best thing. The children would run down to the creek and look for critters. We drove all over the Smoky Mountains, eating packed homemade sandwiches. Crock pot was cooking supper, so when we returned the trailer smelled like a wonderful restaurant. What sweet memories :-)

Annabelle said...

Summer memories ... sitting in the park with bees buzzing and the sun shining on my poor pale mother. I was ten and she was unable to survive another few weeks. We kissed, cuddled, she watched the ball players, admired the trees, the sun, the grass and the flowers, she stroked my hair ... and then she was gone.

Doina said...

My favorite summer memory are wonderful holidays spent at my grandparents.

Anonymous said...

Best memories of big picnics under the trees at parks with all the grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. About 8 long picnic tables put end to end and wonderful food where everyone tried to outdo the other.

deserae said...

My favorite summer memory is spending time at Hebgen Lake with my family.

quiltyascharged said...

Picking strawberries with my friends when I was about 13. Wearing a white outfit no less...Not the brightest thing to do. But it was fun...

Kristy said...

Eating my brothers birthday cake (with bright green icing) and running around in a thundery rain storm when I was about 10.

~ Sara ~ said...

When we had our pool, it was so nice on hot days to get in it and be able to cool down... where the was is now a flower garden. :)

Gale Yawn said...

My favorite summer memory is the summer I married my sweetheart and we began our life together - 44 years ago.

Trisha said...

My favorite summer memory is introducing my daughters the ocean...to remember their face the first time they stepped in the icy cool salt water, ran from the waves or felt the sand in between their toes...in my book nothing bets that! Thanks for the great giveaway

Cristina said...

Only one favorite summer memory? How about a tradition? I still to this day head to Central California every summer to hang out with my grandma on her farm for at least a few days. Fresh fruit & veggies, pool, and family time :-)

Vanessa said...

My favourite summer memory ist the swimmingpool! As a kid, we spent summer days in there, my grandmother taking care of us and not allowing us to go to the big pool! Those were sweet memories!

Duff said...

waterskiing just as the sun came up--the water was always like glass!

Becky said...

Wow, I have so many favorite memories... all of my favorite summer memories take place at our cottage: seeing the lake when it's so calm it's like glass, watching storms move across the lake towards us, playing with the bubbling ice-cold springs that feed the lake, picking wild blueberries, going petosky hunting in the rain. They're all great.

Kirsten said...

My favorite summer memory was that of 2003 when we had our first summer in our cabin. We stayed for 4 weeks with a 3 yo and 6 yo and read the first Harry Potter book loud every night! And the kids fell asleep at 8 from being out all day.

Bingaling said...

My favorite summer memory has to be those days when my mom would load up our old beat-up station wagon and we would all head to the lake for a day at the beach. On the way home, we'd stop for ice-cream cones. There's just something about a day at the lake in the summer that makes for great memories.
Chanda

jenashford said...

My favorite summer memory is making mudpies at my grandma's house with my 2 sisters. I loved it because it's something we'd never be able to do at home, but at grandma's you get to do lots of fun stuff. Mamaw passed away in January 2005 and we miss her greatly. She is definitely a beautiful angel in Heaven. I made a quilt w/ some of her dresses, which you can see at jenquilts.blogspot.com.

Sammy said...

My favorite summer memory, has to be in my last trip to Egypt ( April till end of June-2010). I was In Alexandria, which is an ancient Mediterranean city, visiting the same places I used to visit when I was a teen ager, and Finding out they are still trendy. Mind you I did not live in Egypt of the last 25 years.
One of these places is the beach. I just love it.


Love,


-samya

choosinggrowth said...

When I was a kid I would curl up underneath one of the big evergreen bushes in our yard and read, write, or think about life. Now that I don't live with my parents anymore (and have grown a bit bigger), I don't get to do this any further...but I loved it so much!

Katarina said...

My fav summer memory is spending the school break out in the country in Poland when I was young. We were a bunch of kids staying with some of my relatives and it was so exciting with new friends and boys.

Anita said...

Washing my (hand-knit by my aunties) doll clothes and hanging them on a little clothesline along with my little hankies. Where are the doll clothes and hankies now?

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memory is going to Maine on vacation for 2 weeks every summer in August to visit with my cousins. We stayed at various cousins homes the entire time, got chewed by mosquitoes, camped on a lake, and still wish to this day we could have seen at least one moose.
Thanks for the chance to win!
newlapp@pa.net
Trish L.

Janet said...

My favourite summer memory is swimming -at the pool and at the lake. Love that warm southern water.

Linda said...

Camping with my parents in England...of course I was a teenager and didn't think it was so cool then, now it is a wonderful memory!

J.Rae said...

When I was 10 I went to visit my dad in NYC and he took me in a limo to see the play Cats on broadway. I thought I was a movie star and sang the songs out the sun roof all the way home.

www.jraedesigns.blogspot.com

Marcia said...

Per your email, I added my comment to this post. Thanks for the directions. "Today, I experienced one of the nice small enjoyments of summer - playing "football" with my two year old grandniece, exploring frogs, sea shells, and doors."

Tiffany Sherman said...

My favorite summer memory is going to Maine and spending time at the beach with all the cousins!

Vanessa said...

From the many good summer memories I have, one is the lovely time i spent with my grandparents all summer long.

MN2NM said...

Catching crabs with a chicken wing and eating them (the crabs) by the beach on the Eastern Shore in Maryland!

Belinda said...

First trip to the beach with the kids. They wanted to know "where's the deep end?" Watching them hunt sand crabs with flash lights at night - what a hoot!

Aleta said...

My favorite summer memory is spending time in the woods behind the house and picking wild black berries to bring home. (If we did not eat them all first)

VickiT said...

My favorite summer memory is our family camping trips. The camping trips I especially loved are those that took us to Missouri where my Mom's brother and his family would meet us there. We would have a blast and the kids outnumbered the adults by many since there were 3 in my family and 5 in my Uncle's family. And I loved it since it was my chance to have lots of girls around to have fun with considering I had two brothers but my Uncle had four girls. We had so much fun. I really miss those days.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite summer memory has to be when we would travel to the mountains in NC. We always enjoyed the cool evenings and the children loved going down to the stream by the trailer. My children are all grown now and I miss those precious days.

Amber H. said...

Going to the beach as a kid! We went every Thursday for at least 3 summers.

Needled Mom said...

My favorite summer memories were spending the summers on my grandparent's farm. We alwys got to help with chores and there were hours of entertainment for us.

love.sewn said...

my favorite summer was going to el salvador with living water international to drill a well in a village with unclean water. it was truly a joyous week.

Kaki said...

My favorite summer memory has got to be the family beach trip, complete with crabbing, bingo, good books and even better food.

Thanks for the giveaway.

James-Linda said...

BBQ'S FOLLOWED BY A CAMPFIRE HAVE BEEN FAVORITES FOR YEARS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Leah said...

one of my favorite summer memories is being at camp during my teenage years. I was an aid during day camp & one summer I stayed at overnight camp for a few weeks doing a counselor in training program.. good times :)

Duff said...

I remember my older brother shooting fireflies out of a straw. When I asked him how this was accomplished he said "you stick as many as you can inside your mouth and wait for one to crawl down the straw." Older brothers are so nasty!

Jorie said...

My favorite summer memory would be as a kid just walking around with my best friend, having fun and no worries at all. I miss being young and free!

leslie King said...

My favorite childhood memory was making homemade ice cream. I would always beg to turn the crank myself ("I can do it! I can do it!" but would tire quickly and have to take a break on the swingset. Man did that ice cream taste good!

Lisabee said...

Me and the neighbor kids used to go "exploring" and get "lost".. then we'd miraculously find our way home in time for dinner.

Michele said...

I loved lobstering in the Keys.

SewLindaAnn said...

Going to the lake with family friends and staying in a cabin. We lived in the city so this was like heaven to me!

bobbie23nc said...

Many years ago my Aunts and Uncles would gather at my Grandparents house every Saturday night. All the cousins had a great time catching frogs or lightning bugs after supper was over.

quiltyascharged said...

Going to our cabin at the lake when I was little. We got to sleep in bunk beds and their was always a bunch of people around..

MoeWest said...

My Grandfather and my Dad used to get up when it was still dark and go fishing. They would be back by the time everyone was up and fry the catch for breakfast. I asked to go with them every time and I was so excited the first time they said yes.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

My favorite memory would be of catching fireflies and putting them in a bottle. Miss seeing the fireflies now, they are not here on the west coast of the US.

cw said...

My favorite summer memory is from age 7. Dad came home late from work one hot summer night and started yelling at everyone to get in the car-with our pajamas on! We thought he was mad at us, until we found out he was taking us to the drive-in! I'll never forgot how much fun we had.

Meegan said...

My favorite summer memory from my childhood is the chocolate covered banana pops my mom used to make for us. In fact, I think I'll get some made for my own kids today!

Gena said...

One of my favorite summer memories as a child is helping out in the garden. I used to love love love waiting until dusk and then walking barefoot and digging my toes down in the cool, soft dirt. The best thing is that my 8 year old daughter informed me a few weeks ago that her favorite part of the garden was walking in the dirt. Like mother-like daughter. :)

la chio said...

hola!! mi recuerdo de verano favorito es cuando era niña ivamos a un club serca de casa y pàsabamos los dias en la pileta y nos festejaban nuestros cumpleaños en el ahi!!! pileta y torta!!! ideal convinacion en mi verano jeje
gracias por la oportunidad! me encanta esa tela!
besos desde cordoba argentina

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Gracias a usted para sus recuerdandos (verdad?) ojala que usted esta una 'amiga' de la blog y facebook; gracias!
(lo siento - es mi espanol de California, no a argentina...)

Deb said...

My favorite summer memory would be traveling with my family to Yellowstone during the summer. Beautiful country, quiet and relaxing, nothing like it!

grammy and papi said...

Since I have sooooo many summers to remember, I'll do a childhood memory. We played kick-the-can at dusk and after dark. So much fun!! Here are a couple more, we made telephones from two cans and a string. You actually could hear on them. Also, we used freshly cut grass to make the outline off a "play house". You see, we had to use our imaginations for play.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Dayle Yates Harris said...

Love the fabric and my Summer's with my family in Colorado along the Gunnison River

Anna Fogg said...

Fav memory: staying out until the streetlights came on, playing hide n'seek, & back then, the grown-ups would come out and talk while we played. How secure that made me feel. Now, I have 7 kids and one is named Summer, so my best memories are now the ones with them...on the beach with their daddy riding the boogey board, sand in our toes and everywhere, eating crabs late with a movie.

guerrillaaesthete said...

My favorite summer memory: Being about 6 and buying a little plastic wading pool with my mom. We also bought ice cream cones, and had to hold the pool on the roof of the car with one hand, while eating ice cream with the other. I'm still not sure how Mom managed to drive home that day!

Nathalie said...

going fishing!! every summer we would go to the coast with my mom's mom and dad and visit with my dad's mom and dad and fish. When you don't live near a lake it's a highlight of the summer for sure - also a 14 hour trip!! a bit hard on a kid.

abrasrose said...

One of my favorite summer memories was during high school. A friend and I set up a treasure hunt at the neighboring middle school at night when it was cooler. We made our group of friends solve the puzzles and the prize was a plate of chocolate chip cookies. I remember how much fun it was setting it up.

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Marcia said...

A favorite summer memory as an adult is visiting my parents on the river. We would sit in the outside porch swing watching the boats go by. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jennifer Chick-Gray said...

I think my favorite summer memory is seeing the look on my children's face the first time we visited the ocean. Unbelievable!

Willa said...

4th of July parades in Southport, NC, fireworks after dark

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

my favourite summer memory is swimming at the beach in Co. Donegal on a warm summer evening when the tide was in ever so high!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite summer memory is decorating the pontoon and being in the Fourth of July boat parade with my whole family! It was so fun.

Kelly said...

A perfect summer evening, sitting outside with friends. And then we noticed the Northern Lights. It was a spectacular, and unexpected, show the Mother Nature put on! We all still talk about it.

Katy said...

My favorite summer memory from this summer is kissing my husband for the first time at our wedding! and then the next favorite is seeing the Momma Grizzly Bear at Yellowstone who has four cubs

craftytammie said...

my favorite summer memory is watching my little ones (try to) fly kites. so sweet and funny!

quiltyascharged said...

My favorite summer memory is swimming in the lake in front of our cabin.

Patty said...

One of my favorite memory was the year that my father and mother piled all 5 of us kids in the car and went camping across the country.

Megan said...

My favorite summer memory is every Saturday going to the park with my dad and feeding the ducks. We had special nicknames for them, and one Saturday,we even got to watch some eggs hatch!

Caitlin said...

2 weeks of summer camp each year, right before school started back up. A time full of friends, canoeing, swimming, singing, ghost stories and extreme happiness.

elizabeth said...

One of my favorite summer memories is laying on a quilt(of course) in my aunt's backyard watching the beautiful starry sky and hoping to see a falling star! And her homemade ice cream was always such a treat.

sang said...

One of my favorite summer memories is going camping and fishing with my whole family, aunts, uncle, grandmother etc. sang(at)gci(dot)net

9patchnurse said...

I loved going for a walk after dark on our farm. The night noises are so soothing in the summer. And skinny dipping is a great memory too!

Donna said...

Favorite summer memory - first apartment decked with bean bag chair, sleeping bag & one bang up stereo system! Long afternoons by the pool with cheap wine, great friends and no parental restrictions. That was a summer!

Heather said...

My favorite summer memory this year has to be the birth of my son. He was born on July 22/10. He was a month early! so it was a nice surprise :-) Plus my brother and his wife had their son on the same day, same hospital, just 1.5 hours before me!! It was so much fun.

Regina said...

My favorite summer memory is when my first nephew was born. His parents rented a house on the river with a private beach in the back. I'd go over pretty much every day and lie on the beach with him sleeping on my chest. So wonderful!

Debra said...

My favorite summer memory was actually catching nightcrawlers for my grandfather. He paid me a nickel for each of them.

Lisa Ann Alexakis said...

I loved running through the sprinklers!

Diane said...

I love to sit in the sun and just enjoy the warmth.

Jenny said...

i have such fond memories of my dad in the swimming pool with us...throwing divers ring up in the air as we jumped and tried to catch them in mid air. thank you for a chance, what a fun way to celebrate summer!

Anita in Florida said...

One of my favorite summer memories is the kitchen table lined with newspaper and in the center a huge pile of CRABS......what a delight!

BARNABY said...

Favourite summer memories are so many - mostly when the children were really young - walking in the rain in a summer downpour, jumping in the puddles - throwing sticks for the dog - warming up and drying out with hot chocolate and crumpets - and then the sun would come out again and off we would all go and do it all again, but this time in the sun! ...oh ... where do I stop!

Annabelle said...

Last comment should be from Annabelle and not Barnaby. OOOPPPss

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

One of my favorite summer memories has to be when we would travel to the mountains and the children would fish for trout. They had so much fun. And we always enjoyed spending time in the cool mountains of NC.

mom2three said...

my favorite summer memory from this summer is going out with my nephew on the inner tube- my cousin drove the boat so fast I got dumped! It was just like being a kid all over again!

Thalia said...

Favorite summer memory is walking through a field in the long summer twilight with a couple of friends in the numinous half-light when I was a teenager. There was something very magical about it.

april said...

The anticipation of making more memories, and catching up with people who are busy the rest of the year, is just as dear as any memory of the past.

Joanne Lendaro said...

My favorite memory is sitting on the pool deck watching the reflections on the water talking about the days events with hubbie. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Tamie said...

My favorite memory this summer was two weeks spent at our mountain cabin- sewing, reading and relaxing. It has been a long time since I have been able to get away like that.

Jackie said...

mine has to be swimming

Grace said...

My favorite summer memory is taking a 3 day drive from Florida to spend time at our cottage in Michigan as a kid. The car had barely stopped moving, and we were already racing to jump in the lake.

Beth said...

My favorite memory would have to be having my 20 year old daughter come home for two weeks and having a big family bar-b-q, we played croquet, ate a ton of food, took pictures and my sister raided my sewing room for at least six hours! Next up would be taking the whole family to as many concerts as we could possible fit in. Fun times!

Quiltsmiles said...

As a child hiking up Terry mountain to pick huckleberries and blueberries. They were 7 children and the whole family would make a day of it. WHat fun, productive and a great way to learn direction.

Kandus said...

My favorite memory is of catching fireflies at night at my grandparents tourist resort with my tourist friends and running around in the dark!!

Karyli said...

I loved building "forts" in the bushes by the creek.

Corky said...

Summers at my grandparents. Swimming all day every day with my cousins, putting on wet cold bathing suits every morning.

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