Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 8: Buggy Barn, Kim Diehl and Margot Languedoc!

Thank you for being part of our awesome Summer Party and for the designers for sharing their summer thoughts with us! Remember to answer EACH question in order to enter each giveaway by posting on each post. There are some individual designer giveaways too! Good luck!


Yesterday designer Dawn Heese was one of our guests on the post and her beautiful photographs of her new projects were lost. She was kind enough to forward them again and all we can say is wow.


Studio notes from Dawn:
It has been in the triple digits here all summer. It has been too hot and dry to do much of anything "summery" outside so I have been inside stitching. Here is a preview of what I have been working on from my fabric. These patterns will be available very soon and there is more on the way. Hope that you all are having a cool summer! Best wishes!

Thank you for sharing these with us, Dawn. May we wish her more hot and dry days so that she can stitch more!

Today we have some more fabulousness! The Buggy Barn ladies, Pam Soliday and Janet Nesbitt, Kim Diehl and Margot Languedoc are here! Enjoy!

Buggy Barn [Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday]

First up, the Buggy Barn ladies, Pam Soliday and Janet Nesbitt, are here to share their summer favorites.

Best vacation spot:
One of our favorite winter vacation spots is Cancun, Mexico. I just love that blue water! This is our group [see top photo] attempting to jump for joy that we are out of the snow ... it's pitiful, we know, but hilarious! In the summertime, we stay pretty close to home. We are blessed in the Northwest with great lakes and rivers for summer time fun! We are close to both the Spokane and Columbia Rivers which are great for boating but also enjoy the local lakes, of which there are many! Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is just an hour away and it's a great spot for summertime fun! The city beach is a hub of activity in the summer and hosts events like Iron Man and the Coeur d'Alene Triathlon because it's also a great place for biking. We love the Route of the Hiawatha, a bike trail that follows an old railroad line, through tunnels, across tressells, and the best part is, it's all downhill! You can, of course, choose to ride back up, but I prefer to load my bike on the bus back to the parking lot! Coeur d'Alene also offers a golf course with a floating green. If you are lucky (skilled) enough to hit the green, you take the boat out to the green to putt.


Favorite summer drink:
My favorite drink, while in Mexica, would have to be a margarita! But here's a great summer slushy that everyone will love!

(1) 6 ounce package of cherry jello
3/4 cups sugar
2 cups boiling water
(1) 46 ounce can pineapple juice
6 cups cold water
2 liters ginger ale, chilled

In a 4 quart freezer container, dissolve jello and sugar in boiling water. Stir in the pineapple juice and water. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer 2 hours before serving. Place in a punch bowl and stir in ginger ale before serving. You can also make individual servings. Just spoon in the frozen portion and add enough ginger ale to make slushy!


Favorite ice cream flavor:
Chocolate but they're also partial to Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream!

Studio notes:
While you are enjoying the summer sun, we hope that you include our 16th Annual Buggy Barn Outdoor Quilt Show to the fun! Join us August 25th and 26th from 10-4 daily with classes beginning the 21st. More info:


16th Annual Quilt Show 2012Classes start Tuesday August 21st ending Friday August 24th
with the outdoor show August 25 & 26 from 10am - 4pm


The Buggy Barn is well known for our Annual Outdoor Quilt Show. We have so much fun and so many wonderful quilts displayed at this popular event, that we've decided to post a gallery of past shows so you can see what everyone is getting so excited about. To check out our class schedule click here.

Next up, Kim Diehl talks summer. Let's see what she has to say about summer!


Best vacation spot:
My favorite vacation spot is Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. my husband and I spend a week there every summer -- we walk on the beach, sit and stare at the waves, and basically work real hard at being total slackers.

My favorite summer drink:
It's actually not a drink at all, but it's served in a martini glass ... does that count? You fill your glass with fresh watermelon balls, add a squeeze of lime, and then drizzle everything with a little balsamic vinegar. Totally yummy!

My all-time favorite ice cream flavor EVER:
Chocolate mocha cheesecake. So good, it's worth the triple exercise routine to make up for it the next day!

Studio news:
My website is www.kimdiehl.com and the "Good Clean Fun" page includes quilting tips, recipes, and free patterns.


I want to show you this block that I've been working on for a new teaching project, and it uses only fabrics from my different lines.I like designing collections that can be easily mingled together for more versatility.


On a side note, Murphy, my dog, loves to smell flowers. [HG: We think that Murphy is so adorable!]

Margot Languedoc of The Pattern Basket is our last designer on the Summer Party tour.


Best vacation spot:
We love to visit Maine every summer so I would have to say Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It has it all -- the sea, fresh lobster, beautiful inns, quiet afternoons enjoying the sea breeze, and amazing beaches. If you love to window shop or splurge on something special, Boothbay Harbor has lots of wonderful shops that feature many talented local artists. For me, it's the perfect vacation.

My favorite summer drink:
Good old fashioned lemonade on ice. So easy to make and I think that it just tastes like summer should taste.
My favorite ice cream flavor:
I live in a country town with one general store that carries everything you can think of. This little shop has an ice cream called Tiger Tiger - it's an orange/black liquorice combination that I just love. I'm sure that you could buy this ice cream in a lot of other places, but there's something about heading down to the corner store on a hot afternoon that makes this ice cream extra good.

Studio news:
I'm working on some new things that can't be revealed yet but I am hosting a giveaway for a fat eighth bundle of Butterfields and my new pattern "By The Sea."

Thanks to you our readers and to all of our wonderful designers! It has been a blast!
For today's question, which color makes you think of summer the most? 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. GIVEAWAY COMMENTS CLOSED ************
-hg

63 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

The colors of summer....sunshiny yellows...oranges and red

quiltmom said...

When I think of summer I think of the relaxed pace after a busy school year. I enjoyed the time to slow down, eat lots of summer produce and spend time catching up with friends. I even enjoy an occasional summer storm. Thanks for hosting this great little hop. I have enjoyed reading all the blogs and learning some new things.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Martina said...

I thin blues and yellows together. This is just summer for me.

Joanna said...

Coral and orange make me think of summer. It's the only time of year I wear those colors, but I seem to have alot of them in my closet.

Dorian said...

My two favorite colors... grassy green and hot sun yellow.

Anonymous said...

Summer is pink, orange, blue and green! Like the flowers in my yard!

Andre Mann said...

Love the colors of summer -- pink, orange, blue and green!

Potpourri said...

I love yellow it is my favourite summery colour, closely followed by blue.

Mama Pea said...

I think yellow, as in lemonade makes me think of summer the most! Thanks for hosting this!

trillium said...

I guess bright yellow says summer to me-the yellows of sunflowers & marigolds. Thanks for the introduction to new quilting patterns & blogs.

chefpa said...

BLUE is the color of summer. Because of the blue sky, and blue water!

Diann said...

Yellow like sunshine.

Mommarock said...

Brights.. yellow, pink, orange, all colors of the rainbow but brights in general.

Beth said...

teal blue

Kim Q said...

Blue...the color of a summer sky and cool waters.

Mary Jean said...

Blue and lime green remind me of summer....cool colors to cool me.

patricia said...

Yellow in all it's sunny glory. than again, I'm a yellow fan as well as a summer fan.

barb said...

Yellow, purple, green, and blue babscorbitt@gmail.com

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

When I think of summer colors, yellow, green and pink are the colors that come to mind. Hummm I think a new quilt just came to mind too. Great interviews above. Love Buggy Barn and Henry Glass fabrics.

scottylover said...

Yellow is my summer color. It reminds me of sunshine, daisies, and roses.

Thanks for the great introduction to your designers! Some I have heard of, but many I hadn't. It's always fun to find new designers!

Sandy A

Aunt Marti said...

The color of summer is Tangerine Tango -- because if God isn't a Broncos fan, why are sunsets ORANGE?

CathyK said...

To me, the colors of summer are yellow, orange, and blue (for the ocean)! Thank you for this wonderful summer party! It has been so much fun!!!

Lisa Marie said...

Bright yellow like sunshine!

Gill said...

Blue and yellow! for the sky and the sun!

Jan said...

For me, bright yellow equals summer.

~Laurie~ said...

I think yellow makes think of summer the most - sunshine and brightness :)

BarbaraG said...

I think "Summer!" when I see turquoise and bright lime green. SO refreshing!

Wendy said...

I think of summer with blues and yellows, sand and water.

GwenH said...

Blues, pinks, yellows, and all the bright cheerful colors remind me of summer. I just love summer!

lindav said...

Colors that make me think summer are yellow, bright pink, and orange....the colors of the beautiful sunsets we get to see. Just the other night the descending sun looked like a huge scoop of rainbow sherbet!

Kay said...

Aqua, and orange, although not together. These are the colours of a lot of my summery clothes. Also lilac colours as we have a lot of lavender in our garden in the summer.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I think of green grass and then red for the geraniums :-) I have so enjoyed getting to know my favorite designers a little more~ thank you!!

Cecilia said...

It would have to be bright yellow! Like the sun.

Linda said...

HELLO! WHEN I THINK OF SUMMER COLORS I THINK OF ROSES IN LUSH GREEN WITH PINK BLOOMS! THANK YOU SO FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

WoolenSails said...

I think of green and blue, our sea and bay is more green than blue and since I love paddle, the water and the sky are what mesmerize me in the summer.

Debbie

Deb said...

I'd have to say bright sunny yellow! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Yellows and Green....Sunshine and grass. Thanks for introducing us to these lovely ladies!

hueisei said...

Yellow and Green.

Cindy Sews said...

Turquoise blue reminds me of summer!

Sandy D said...

Green reminds me of summer because of the grass and also blue reminds me of Lakes.All summer reminders.

Homemaker Honey said...

Yellow!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Carla G said...

Blue would make me think of summer. As the sky is always so blue and clear means a nice summer day... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Yellow always says summer to me, maybe that is why it is my favorite.

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Linda said...

Turquoise - it reminds me of the ocean. Pair it with sandy beige and you're instantly "Down the Shore"!

Lee said...

Yellow - especially this summer with the hot hot sun!!

Deb said...

The cornflower that blooms wild in the summer - such a rich periwinkle, means summer to me.

Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Samantha K said...

Bright blue!! Reminds me of the sky and nice cool water at the pool!

Dana Gaffney said...

Aqua is my summer color, water and sky. Thanks.

Marcia W. said...

Blue is the color that reminds me of summer, especially the blue of "severe clear" summer skies and seas. It's the perfect summer color for Florida. Thanks for the fun blog hop as led me through the web sites of the great HG designers.

Mary A. said...

Orange, yellow and aqua remind me of summer <3

pnaygrl@hotmail.com

Ellee said...

Turquoise blue for sure!

ritainalaska said...

leaf green! summer in full dress unifiorm!

Anonymous said...

aqua is my summer color by MargaretQuilts
mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fiesta said...

Ocean blue and sea green. Living in Florida I get to experience this beautiful color scenario.

Fiesta said...

Ocean blue and sea green. Living in Florida I get to experience this beautiful color scenario.

Bev said...

Yellow and blue say summer to me!

Sallie said...

Sunny yellow! Thanks for the giveaway!

Becky said...

When I think of summer, Yellow is the color that comes to mind first. Enjoying the blog tour!

LeAnne said...

I always think of a bright yellow for summer.

Darlene B said...

A bright blue for the bright blue summer sky!

JaneB said...

Favorite summery color is yellow. I especially like it in a gingham print.

Judy1522 said...

Sky blue always makes me think of summer because I always remember laying in the grass and gazing at the beautiful blue of the summer sky as I was growing up.