If today is August 1st...


If today is August 1st, then that means fall is only a month away.  That means the heat of summer will soon give way to the crispness of autumn...

The leaves will soon be changing...the pies will soon be baking...
The quilts and afghans will come out of storage and the tea kettle will soon be whistling...

The Olympics will be replaced with football...
Thoughts will turn to holidays and pumpkins and hearth and home...

If today is August 1st then the thermometer that will read into the 90's today will begin to dip into the 60's and 70's soon enough.  

Instead of wishing this last glorious warm summer month away, I think I will go out, put the sprinkler on and pour myself a cup of iced tea and soak it all in.   Oh, in case you think I was kidding about nurturing myself all month, I began my month of pampering today by allowing myself to hit the snooze button on the alarm clock and I didn't roll out of bed until 7:30!  It felt so good...

I am joining Debbiedoos in her monthly copycat challenge.  This hint of Autumn pillow is actually a three copy cat combination found here  at Bee in my bonnet and here  at Happy Little Cottage and here at Clover and Violet.

Thank you ladies for your inspiration and thanks Debbie for hosting such a fun party and for reminding us that copying really is the best form of flattery.

I've also joined in the creative fun with Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday!
xo, Patty


  1. Thoughts of Fall do sound good right now. My favorite season. Thank you for stopping by yesterday and also for your encouraging words. I enjoyed our visit!

  2. Great post!
    It is nice to think about Fall, especially when we have had such blistering temps!

    Fall is, and always has been my favorite season!

    So happy for you that you are taking time to pamper yourself!

    I woke up at 3:45 am, and I still feel like I'm behind in my day.

  3. What a great post! I love everything about Fall. Your polka dotted teapot is adorable!

  4. I do love your teapot, such pretty Autum colors, I am just not ready to think Autum yet! Your pillow is just darling, love everything about it!!

  5. I've always thought it would be nice to have 3 vacation homes and just travel with summer!

  6. I'm in LOVE with your tea pot!!!

    here we are downunder waiting for nature to wake up so we can open our windows wide and let in the fresh air.
    Love leanne

  7. I had to laugh when I read that you were going outside to turn on the sprinkler and have some tea...obviously Lemon Lane Cottage is not located in Oklahoma! heh heh! We are on our 10th day of 111 degree temps with an endless stretch of 110-112 days ahead. Thanks for reminding me that there is an end in sight and that fall will be coming soon! Love your pillow and your blog!

    Cheery wave from Bev


  8. I'm hanging in there with you for the August easy time! It feels good already to slow it down. ~ Maureen

  9. What a great fall pillow. Love the colors. Fall doesn't come early here, and it still looks like Fall at Christmas time here. By Christmas I want those leaves off the trees.... which they never are. Take care!

  10. Your cushion is beautiful, Patty, and I'm happy to hear you found a little way to pamper yourself today.

  11. I LOVE your fall version of The Great Granny!! Makes me want to burn a cinnamon candle and bake pumpkin bread!! I love fall too! xoxo Debbie

  12. I know, hard to believe that is is August 1st!! And even harder to imagine the dog days of our summer heat, giving way to cooler and gentler days.
    I love, love, love the granny square blocks everyone is quilting!!! I am so anxious to do something with them. Love your Autumn pillow!!!
    XO Kris

  13. I adore that pillow. My tree out front is already starting to turn a bit. Could it be an early fall? I hope so.

  14. I, for one, can't wait for fall..This summer has been awful...Cute pillows..

  15. Today was the last day of summer classes...I have TWO weeks of summer left to savor....and boy do I have plans ;)...and they only include me ;)

  16. You know this just makes me smile from ear to ear. LOVE fall and I love these pillows. So glad you shared them with the copy cat party!

  17. Oh Patty, autumn sounds incredibly delightful right about now!! This miserable day after day of scorching heat is about to do me in that I forgot the end has to come soon! Lol! I LOVE fall so ..yes, please!

    So good to hear that you are pampering yoursel and hitting that snooze button! You deserve it! :)

    Xoxo. Carolyn

  18. You deserve that pampering, my friend! It was 112 here today!

  19. Oooh, I felt a little cooler just reading this. That pillow is gorgeous.

  20. Patty,
    I think I'll "copy" the idea to embrace the last few days of Summer and prepare for the return of Fall!!! I like your way of thinking, dear friend!

  21. Hi Patty! I love you blog - it's inspired me to start my own blog. Be sure to look and comment:

    Keep blogging,
    Helene O'Cain

  22. Sweet post. I am ready for autumn and the routine of it all.

    Linking from Debbiedoo's,
    Ricki Jill

  23. l do adore the colours in you pillow, absolutely beautiful fabric. Makes me want leave all the housework this ev and get sewing :-) Pam

  24. I think this was a great reminder to me to enjoy the day at hand. I absolutely adore fall and spend time wishing for it when I should be grateful for the {hot and humid} summer. Thanks for the gentle nudge. :)

  25. With the weather in the 100's, I'm so looking forward to the crisp coolness of fall. Your pillow is so inspiring. I have been wanting to do the Great Granny along, but just can't find the time. But a pillow is doable and it is now on my must do list. Glad you are remembering to pamper yourself. I've been doing a little too much of that lately...


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