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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hot Diggity Dangit!

Central NJ is suffering an incredible heat wave right a long with most of the USA right now. Today's actual temp reached 99 F and the heat index maxed out at 111 F. Add in the humidity and it is just horribly unbearable to be outdoors...unless you can plant your whole self in a swimming pool (of which we do not have)... The good news is that lots of rain and a cool front will bring us relief tomorrow... I'm counting the seconds! lol! :-)

A big THANK YOU to everyone for commenting on what they love most about Summer! Sunshine, fresh cut grass, beautifully colored flowers, fresh vegetables from the garden (tomatoes & corn especially)....I'd like to add fireflies at dusk, morning dew and the aroma of tomato plants! Heck....most of everything about Summer is a party for the senses!

The WINNERS of the giveaways are:

Gift #1 ~ Not a single vote for this gift...so back to the pattern bin they go...

Gift #2 - Lauren ~ Rugs and Pugs blog

Gift #3 - Kelley ~ With Hook & Needle blog

With having to stay inside this weekend to keep cool....I did manage some more stitches on "Spell of the Moon". Believe it (or not) this was the ONE start I did for "Stitch Maynia"...and here it is mid July and I'm about a third of the way into it? lol! I'll be stitching more on this tonight...so more progress next post.

Now is when the Autumn stitching begins... it's always a pleasure to dream of cooler air while pumpkins, acorns, leaves, witches, bats and black cats fly from the hook and needle!

Speaking of cats... Berwyn has been keeping busy...

He played himself to sleep...

...then he cooled himself off in the bathroom sink...

...took some time to make sure my DH tested his radio properly...

...enjoyed another nap...

...and said "mouse" for the camera!

Yes indeed...this little guy is just the bestest furry buddy ever! Stay tuned for a little Berwyn video soon!

Right now it is time to get back upstairs to the air conditioning...we have two window units just barely keeping our two bedroom ranch house cool...both have been running non stop for the last 5 days...

Until next time...stay healthy (and cool) and keep on smiling!



  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity. I am absolutely thrilled that I will own one of your creations. I promise it will have a very good home with my patriotic decor that is out all year (except for the Christmas holidays).
    Keep the Berwyn pics coming. So cute, especially the one in the sink :)

  2. Glad you're finding some time to stitch where the AC is located. It's been hot here too, but cooler today. Maybe its coming your way. Spell of the moon is super cute. You will be ready for fall. Aren't kitties the best.

  3. Congratulations to my friend Lauren on her winning. I know she is so deserving of this. Congratulations to Kelly also.
    I hope it's cooler today for you. Our heatwave is over this morning. It was nice getting some cooler air. I hope it last. That poor Berwyn must have been hot with that fur coat. He looks almost like our late Kitty but he has more white than her. She has been missed.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Hi Sharon,
    Big congratulations to my friends Lauren and Kelley on their wins!! I know they will be thrilled! Thank you for your very generous Giveaway, too!! Also, the pictures of Berwyn are just precious!!! LOVE his nap in the sink, and his last pose for the camera!! Thanks for sharing him with us!!! Hope your temps cool off soon!!! Keep thinking AUTUMN!!!!!
    Have a great week, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  5. Kitties and bathroom sinks just seem to go together! That and small boxes. Hope the cooler weather heads your way soon. It has been in the 60s here all day and now that the rain finally stopped, the air outside is very refreshing. It will be nice to sleep under a quilt again tonight.

  6. Berwyn has turned out to be quite the companion for you, and an adorable one.

    I love your stitchery. I've gotten into cross stitching this year but nothing on fabric smaller than 14 count aida. I don't see how you do it!

  7. Berwyn is looking good! I started working on a counted cross stitch project today...nevermind that I have another one mostly done and an embroidery project half done. Right? This one is Funky Cats. Pretty cute and fun. Take care!

  8. Stay cool. Blessings.

  9. Hi Sharon, Berwyn is a cutie and I just love how he has found the sink to be a cool place to sleep. We are hot here too with no end in sight and also no rain which is getting worrisome. Can you believe July is almost over!


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