Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 5: Beth Logan and Chelsea Anderson!


We've been enjoying the Summer Party so far and we hope that you have loved reading along as well! Remember to comment each day. We are going to pull the names of some lucky winners at the end of this party! Each winner will win some bundles of fabric! Individual designers may host their own giveaways on their blogs as well. Keep reading and let us know all about your summer!

Today Beth Logan and Chelsea Anderson are our guest designers! Beth Logan is a fabulous illustrator/graphic designer behind the Artstuff designs. She lives and loves living in the Pacific Northwest.



Best vacation spot:
Well, I'm pretty biased when it comes to vacation spots because my favorite spot on the face of the earth is my isolated little corner of Washington State where my family's little beach cabin sits. In the summer time there's nowhere better to be for me. I'm happiest at the beach,; "my" beach, of course, is my favorite but just about anywhere there's an ocean will do - or lake, river, inland waters - it's all good! I've had amazing wintertime vacations on Caribbean and Mexican beaches, but as far as a summertime spot, there's nowhere that makes me happier than the mild and low-key little Washington coast. I'm heading there for our vacation in a couple of days, I can't wait!



Favorite summer drink:
That varies, but my good friend Peggy makes the best mojitos and since I just enjoyed a couple of those the other day with girlfriends in the sun, that's the first thing that comes to mind. Oh, the recipe is right here! Thank you Peggy and Beth!


Favorite ice cream flavor:
Salted caramel from Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream Shop here in Seattle. Ohmygosh. I can't even describe the wonderfulness. The. Best. Ever.

Studio notes:
Beth has some new greeting card designs that are going to be in Trader Joe's very soon. How exciting is that? You can read more about her summer here on her blog.


We love her fabric, Buttercup Babies!


Best vacation spot:
Bath, England. I absolutely fell in love with that place!

Favorite summer drink:
Mint lemonade

Favorite ice cream flavor:
Pistachio, Pistachio

Note from Chelsea:
This is my second summer living in the HOT, HOT desert of St. George, Utah. The temperature is often well over a hundred and the heat is dry. I totally hated it last summer since we had just moved from the most wonderful place in the world, San Ramon, California where the weather is pretty much always perfect. I was determined to find a way to make it through this summer without dying. Typically we spend a lot of time indoors in our nice air-conditioned homes, in movie theatres or, of course, at the pool and nearby lakes. I started juiciing and running this year. I have hated both things in the past but I am growing to love them. I always try to start my day with a fresh glass of vegetable/fruit juice. My favorite combination is kale, carrots, lime, pineapple, apple and beet! It's so yummy and gives me the energy that I need to get out and run or play tennis early in the morning before the heat sets in. I'm running my first 5K this month and we run late at night at 10 p.m. to be exact. I'm really excited about it and ready for the challenge.

With all of this extra energy that I am spending, water is a necessity as are popsicles. So a fun thing that I have done with my kids this summer is buy some popsicle containers to make our own. We buy fresh squeezed lemonades to freeze and my kids prefer them over the store bought otter pops that are full of artificial stuff. We have done a lot of baking as well to pass the time, so I thought I would share one of my favorite treats. heat over to my blog here for the recipe!

So, all in all, this summer has been a pretty good one despite the heat and I have actually enjoyed it. St. George is a beautiful place full of fun things to do and good places to eat. Oh, and did I mention that not only is there 15+ amazing golf courses here, but we also have a ton of quilt shops to visit, an Amphitheather that puts on awesome shows, 3 nearby resevoirs, and within an hour or two, we have Zion's National park, Bryce Canyon, and Lake Powell. We're only two hours away from Las Vegas! The best times to visit are fall, winter and spring and if you let me know you're coming, I can probably schedule a meet up at a local quilt shop! I hope that you are all having a great summer! Thanks for stopping in to find out a little bit more about me and what I'm up to.
xo, Chelsea

Thanks to Beth and Chelsea for sharing their awesome summers.

For today's question, what is your favorite summer activity?  Leave a comment here for this question. You have a chance to enter all of the Henry Glass Summer Party giveaways on this blog only [does not include any individual designer giveaways] up until midnight, August 10, 2012.
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61 comments:

WoolenSails said...

It has to be kayaking, I love being out on the water. With my kayak I can splash in the waves on the bay or explore hidden coves on the lakes.

Debbie

Samantha K said...

Summer gets to be a very busy time around our house--I don't have time for a whole lot of activities-but when it is way too hot to be outside, I love sitting inside in the A/C and quilting!!

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE TO QUILT IN THE AIR CONDITIONED LIVING ROOM!

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Marcia W. said...

The hot days of summer are great for being inside quilting. But, eating chilled watermelon is great too!

Lee said...

My favorite activity in the summer is kayaking!! thanks!

barb said...

Being lazy on the porch with a glss of tea babscorbitt@gmail.com

Linda Harris said...

Camping in our fully stocked Motorhome LOL and sitting by the fire at night,

Deb said...

I'm not much for hot summer weather so I'd pick sewing inside with AC and eating homemade ice cream.

Cindy Sews said...

My favorite summer activity is going to the beach and swimming in the ocean!

Mommarock said...

Yeah, HOT here too, my favorite summer activity is quilting in the Air Conditioning!

Lauren said...

My fav summer activities are taking the kids to the spray park and then going for ice cream after.

naomir5034 said...

I love a day on the beach with the kids... otherwise gardening!

Garilyn S said...

Our favorite summer activity is going to church camp as a family. My hubby and I met there and now we are raising our kids there.

Diann said...

Swimming

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

It's very hot here this summer so in the afternoons I like to work on my quilts!

Jan said...

In the summer I love walking in the early morning. I also love going to the zoo.

hueisei said...

Swimming and gardening. :)

Mary Arguello said...

Summer is really really hot here too! So my favorite summer time activity is being anywhere cool :)

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Cecilia said...

I love to walk on the beach in the evenings, after it has cooled off some.

Dorian said...

Going on a hike in the mountains. An easy, laid back hike, watching kids discover nature.

Henria O. said...

I going for walks on the beach!
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BarbaraG said...

Camping! Love to go camping, with forays into the local quilt shops - of course!

quiltmom said...

I like getting into the swimming pool or walking in the mountains- mostly I love the relaxed pace of the summer.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

CathyK said...

My favorite summer activity is swimming!

Kimberly Cassie said...

I enjoy being on the water, but NOT in the water. I also enjoy vacationing in scenic cities and just spending time sight seeing. Thanks for the great giveaway and par-tay!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I enjoy camping if it's not hot. I haven't done any of that this year though. Bummer.

scottylover said...

I love hitting the garage sales early on Saturday mornings, before it gets too hot! Seems like once school is out the number of sales goes up!

Sandy A

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Enjoying midnight dips in the pool - that's summertime!

Deb said...

I love traveling in the summer - we have enjoyed western NYS and Tampa, FL, so far!

Deb
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Lee Ann L. said...

My favorite summer activity is swimming (being in the water).

Linda said...

Spending lots of time with our grandchildren now that school is out!

lindav said...

Since I teach the rest of the year, my favorite summer activity is QUILTING...really! The rest of the year I may get a night here or there to sew but come summer?....a.whole days!!!!

Sallie said...

Eating a snowcone!

Homemaker Honey said...

Lounging by the pool is my fave!

Deborah
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Martina said...

I love to swim, especially in lakes!Or to sit in the shadow of a tree and read.

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Favourite summer activity is picking berries!

Dana Gaffney said...

Swimming and just hanging next to the pool, I love the long lazy days of summer.

Joanna said...

Sitting in my yard when it's quiet and listening to the birds sing and the plants rustle. Just appreciating what I've got in the backyard.

Kristen said...

I LOVE going for evening walks, especially when I can talk my family into going. It is a wonderful way to relax as well as see what everyone is doing in their gardens/yards this summer as far as plants go. :)

Nancy said...

Favorite activity is staying inside in the ac! LOL!

Gill said...

I love to walk when the weather is fine! preferably along a beach!!

Carla G said...

I love to garden in the summer! I like to enjoy all my pretty flowers! :)

Sherry said...

I love to be out in my garden and to attend the music in the park events in our community. It is also fun to have more time for barbeues and grandkids time.

Mama Pea said...

Quilting is one of my favorite summer time activities. I'm a professor, so I have a little more time to sew in the summer. I also enjoy getting out on my bicycle!

Kay said...

My favourite summer activity is now a family tradition, we all go strawberry picking together and then make enough jam for the rest of the year.
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chefpa said...

My favorite summer activity is my family's summer reunion. Because it happens only in "even" years, I'll say that my SECOND favorite activity is floating in Keuka Lake.

Lisa Marie said...

Visiting national parks and hiking with my family is a favorite summer activity.

Diana said...

love to go to the beach with famiyl, just enjoy the waves and sand
thanks for the giveaway

Sandy D said...

I can't say it is my favorite thing to do but we are farmers and the summer finds me raking hay for my husband in the hay field.This year with the drought we are exoeriencing our hay is only half of what it should and needs to be.

Ellee said...

My favorite summer activity is swimming. soparkaveataoldotcom

Beth said...

Gardening and walking around the park. Also bicycling

Aunt Marti said...

Silly girls, the best summer activity is sewing in my nice, cool basement studio!

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Anonymous said...

By MargaretQuilts. Early morning and late evening in the summer is my favorite time to garden. During the hot times of the day, when I'm not babysitting my great granddaughters, I like to quilt in the A/C where it is cooler. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

By MargaretQuilts. Early morning and late evening in the summer is my favorite time to garden. During the hot times of the day, when I'm not babysitting my great granddaughters, I like to quilt in the A/C where it is cooler. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fiesta said...

My morning coffee routine. I relax, drink my coffee, admire my plants and just relax.

Bev said...

Gardening in the summer!

LeAnne said...

Sitting under the trees in the backyard and just relaxing reading a good book.

Darlene B said...

Free time is always at a premium, so just having the chance to sit on our deck and read a good book is a great way to spend a summer evening!

JaneB said...

Gardening, if that counts, I love the planting and waiting and getting to pick. I put in a new strawberry patch this year and have been going out after my morning walk and picking beautiful strawberries to put in my breakfast yogurt.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite summer activity is going to the beach towards evening and building a fire to sit around until after dark. It is so peaceful and cozy sitting around a fire and listening to the waves hit the shore.