Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Day 7 of the 
Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop! 

I am so excited to get to share with you today!! 


 As a kid, summers meant moving for our family. 
I know it sounds crazy...but we moved every summer
 and to me as a kid it always seemed like an adventure!! 

We didn't often get to go to summer camps, 
 but we did spend a lot of time with our immediate family
 getting our new home set up and when we were finished
 we went on camping, fishing, and beach trips. 

Now.... as a NANA I love spending time in the summer with the grandkids!!

A fun summer activity with the kids is having a lemonade stand!! 
I think I probably buy most of it and end up with a belly full of lemonade!! 


My good friend Joy has a lemon tree and when we visit 
we always get to pick fresh lemons and bring them home!! 


There is nothing like Fresh Squeezed Lemonade!!!





Now..... if you are going to a Summer Potluck
 you might want to try these 
BBQ Meatballs!!



My friend shared this recipe with me and it's a new favorite here for sure!! 


It's so fun getting ready for these blog hops!! 
Choosing a recipe...... cooking it up....taking the photos!! 
Then getting to sample the goods!!! 
YUMMY!! 

You know the old saying...
When Life Give you Lemons,,,,Make Lemonade??? 

Well my project is a spin off of that....

When Life Gives you Lemons....SEW!!! 

What's better than that!!
A little stitching can brighten those cloudy summer days!!!

Here is a little Lemon Pincushion
 and 
Needle Keeper 
for you to sit on the porch, 
 sip your lemonade, and stitch away!! 





and if you still want to stitch more....make a lemon coaster!!! 


Happy Summer!!

11 comments:

Marian Simons said...

Lovely idea. Remind me of the lemon needlebook I made when I was 17, although back then - the instructions said to use pva glue :/ Marian

Cynthia Lanahan said...

This is so cute!!!

Cynthia Lanahan said...

This is so cute!!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

So very cute. Thank you for sharing

Kurt Schindler said...


Sew very "sweet".

Charlotte

Sandi said...

I love everything lemon yellow, thanks for sharing this sweet design Debbie.

Janet O. said...

Very sweet summer pattern. Thanks you--and thanks for the recipes, too!

woollabeast said...

Sweet as ever Debbie...very ☼SUMMERY & FUN☼ to have SEW MANY "lemony options"!! Thank you for your Hop Designs & recipes too!

Michelle Hardey said...

This is awesome--just perfect for summertime!! I love all your designs, and now this one is ranking at the top of my list!! Thank you for the lovely design and wonderful story!! I am also in Oregon....and now I am off to hunt down just the right yellow for this pattern!!!!

Michelle Hardey said...

This is awesome--just perfect for summertime!! I love all your designs, and now this one is ranking at the top of my list!! Thank you for the lovely design and wonderful story!! I am also in Oregon....and now I am off to hunt down just the right yellow for this pattern!!!!

Claire said...

Cute design, Debbie. Thank you for giving all of us these special lemons!