Cooler Weather & Quilts


We in Oklahoma have been gifted with cooler weather, a real surprise for August. Which is typically a very steamy month. 

Of course we had the tornado a few days ago, not a real surprise for Oklahoma. Thank goodness no one was killed.


I need to clean my apartment during these cooler days. But I find myself just wanting to enjoy it.


I'm now reading #8 of Scott Pratt's Joe Dillard series. I typically read a book every other day. Longer if I happen to watch a bit of TV at night. I don't read during the day.

I've found myself looking at quilts on ebay recently. Can't remember what got me started. 

I actually purchased a very small quilt that will be here later this week I think. One I will probably use on a table as a centerpiece layer. Cost: $12.95.

Here is an ebay photo...


I just thought it was so cute! But then I'm crazed when it comes to quilts of any variety. I've bid on a few larger ones, but have been outbid.

To me, quilts personify cottage style, cozy comfort and can be used in so many ways. Of course you can put them on your bed. 

But then I put them on walls as art, use them to layer, and love seeing them just folded up. 

I'm sure it came from using old quilts as a child to make tents and to warm up with when Oklahoma winds were steady and the cold seeped in. 

I see them as welcoming arms that hug you with homemade love.


This pot of petunias is still going strong. I just love to gaze at it from my favorite sitting spot on my couch.

I haven't done a lot of trimming of the patio plants because I think there is strength in denseness. Helps protect them from the summer sun when they're crowded together.


My galvanized container of Black-eyed Susans. As I'm driving around town, I see random patches of these flowers in fields. I just love them.


Hope you're seeing cooler weather in your neck of the woods! Have a great day!
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  1. We also had a cool front move in overnight. However, the sun has broken through the clouds and it looks to be a perfect summer day--temps in the low 80s. To me that is just right for summer. Warm enough to be summer--no sweaters--but cool enough to move around without sweating.

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  2. That sweet little quilt will bring you so much joy in the coming years. It's adorable and can go anywhere in the apartment. The colors are delightful. I got some black-eyed susan plants from a relative back in June. It took a few weeks but now they are looking happy in their new home.

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  3. Your plants are always gorgeous. We would love some cooler weather here too.

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  4. I live near Portland, Oregon and the weather has been brutal. Triple digits last week, but at least it was low humidity. This week we have smoke from wildfires, high 90s, and humidity. It's really awful.

    I love the new quilt. Cant wait to see what you do with it.

    What did the vet say about Abi?

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  5. This weather stinks here in PA. Well,not really. We have had more than our share of rain, followed by muggy heat, followed by rain then cold. It sure seems more like September than August. I truly would love to send some of our rain to Oregon and other places that need it. I love to share. AND I love handmade quilts too. That will be beautiful in your cozy little house.

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  6. Brenda, I thought you'd be a good person to ask because you like to hang quilts. I bought a small cotton hand-embroidered tablecloth a few years ago. I'm not really a tablecloth kind of person (or, more accurately, the people in my house aren't). Anyway, do you have any suggestions on how to hang it? It's in excellent condition.

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    1. I have two suggestions...tho' I am,no expert. You could sew some hidden tabs ... Like four. ... To the back of the table cloth and then run a dowel through them. Then put two small nails in the wall and hang from the dowel. Or go to Walmart or some such store and buy a thin decorative curtain rod with finials, hang it on the wall, and either hang the table cloth from it with cafe curtain type hooks, being the same color as the rod, or sew a full material pocket to the back of the table cloth and run it through the rod. You would be hiding the rod this way, except at the ends where the finials are.

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    2. Thank you Chris for the suggestion!

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  7. I never thought to look at Ebay for quilts...very sweet.

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  8. I actually had to close windows yesterday it was so chilly here! My sweetie put the heat on at his house! No need in my house since I was cooking up a storm for a dinner party - that warmed up the place perfectly! Cute quilt, that will look great in your cozy house.

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  9. Hi Brenda,
    I saw where Oklahoma had tornadoes. The pictures that you took were on NBC nightly news last night. You guys are famous LOL.
    Glad you got cooler weather I wish we had some.

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  10. "I see them as welcoming arms that hug you with homemade love." I love this quote! IT is so very true.

    Cooler weather has not reached us, it is still hot and humid!

    Hope you and your pups have a great day!

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  11. I miss you. I've never met you, but somehow I miss the idea of sitting in your wonderful oasis and watching squirrels and flowers and talking quietly with you, and seeing the pups,,,,,how is that even possible???

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  12. Hi Brenda! Yup, we have had a little bit of cooler weather here in Michigan the last few days. What a welcomed relief! I'm like you about reading, I rarely read during the day. I generally read on average 2 books a week. Love your new little quilt!

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  13. We have been in the 60's and 70's here in Denver. It poured down rain all day yesterday. What a nice reprieve from the heat. I love quilts. My mom made them when we were kids. We used them on our beds as I lived in Montana and it was cold! I found a woman who makes them and sells them in my favorite antique store. I bought a star patterened quilt from her and have it on my bed. How is Abi? Did you talk to your vet?

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  14. For your reader with the cotton embroidered tablecloth, here's how I would hang it if it was mine-I would get a long strip of cardboard, not from poster board but maybe from a long box. Then I would fold one end of the tablecloth over the cardboard and staple in a few places in the front of the cardboard and in the back-that cardboard will give it great support and the staples will not damage your tablecloth. Then perhaps I would hang it with thumbtacks like Brenda hangs her quilts.

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    1. This is another great idea, thank you!

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  15. Brenda, I, too, remember the warmth of quilts on a cold Texas winter night when I was growing up; I also remember sleeping under a featherbed, which was such a secure feeling. It was like a big comforter filled with chicken feathers without the quills.

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  16. IT is raining and cooler here today. Love the little quilt. I read some during the day but then I get sleepy!

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  17. We've had cooler temps, too... almost like the summer that wasn't around here.

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  18. For your reader with the cotton embroidered tablecloth, I would use Command Strips. They are wonderful and I use them to hang all my quilts. Just be sure to read the instructions on how to remove them from a wall. By slowly removing as instructed, I have never had any damage to the walls. I have quite a few quilts on my walls and change when the mood strikes. The Command Strips have not damaged either my quilts or the walls. I use them to have everything these days. Good luck with whatever approach you use.

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    1. I use Command Strips all the time and can't believe I didn't think of this! Thank you!!

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  19. I too have been enjoying this blessed cool-off! Our high was 80 today and that was late day. Windows open, no need for A/C. Loving it :)

    And of course you know that I love quilts; yours, mine, and everyone elses as well :)

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