Before the gardening bug took over I was having a fling with my crochet hook and now that the temperatures are on the rise I know I'll find myself heading inside and up to my craft room searching for inspiration and a creative outlet once again.

That's one of the nice things about my jack of all trades and master of none tendencies, I never lack for another hobby to throw myself into.  I have yet to decide for certain if my yarn or my fabric is calling louder but right now I'm leaning toward fabric...quilting fabric specifically.

I have so many unfinished projects that you'd think the smart thing to do would be to pick one of them up but I know me and I have some really pretty new fabric that I haven't cut into yet and I may decide that I've waited long enough.

We'll see...I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to the garden just yet.  There are too many pretty flowers in bloom and the early morning and evenings are still wonderfully comfortable outside.  I suppose being able to garden through the winter in our mild climate allows me the luxury of giving up a month or two in the dirt a bit more easily.

What about you?  How warm does it have to get before you head inside for cooler temperatures?  Or are you a die hard gardener who appreciates the challenge the heat brings?

Happy July!

xo, Patty

Here's the YouTube video of my perennial beds in July.  If you'd like to see more of what I'm up to including crafts and holidays, I'd love to have you subscribe to my channel.


  1. That mug and mug rug set are so gorgeous! I always love your color combinations. You will probably laugh, but it's too hot to garden when it hits about 82. I can handle that once the afternoon shade covers the garden, but in the sun, I feel like I'm frying. Being a pale skinned redhead may have a lot to do with that. Your garden is so beautiful. Do you get any shade so you can be outside comfortably?

  2. Patty, I love the coasters. I also like what your are making with the green and blue yarn mixture. Your flowers are beautiful. I do not have as many flower as I had when we first moved here. I can't take the heat to well any more..dang, I am getting old. :):) Bless you, xoxo, Susie

  3. I love my flowers and usually last until about mid-July and then I dread going out to water them. Around my parts it gets so hot in July and August that you sometimes have to water twice a day to keep them going.

  4. While things are cooling down for your area, we are still in the midst of heat and just about to start canning season. Tomatoes are not even on the vines just yet, and zucchini is growing like weeds. I am still digging out unfinished (small and light) projects to work on. I just crocheted myself a new bracelet and started another one. I love the colors you picked for the mug rugs.


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