notes from the weekend

Monday, July 14, 2008

While trying to photograph a quilt, one must always lie down and finish a book.  Note to self: read more.
Giving feels so good.  Note to self:  remember to tell of my plan to knit for others the month of July.
A trip to the strawberry patch resulted in zero strawberries, but a gorgeous view of fields of flowers.  Note to self:  strawberry picking is usually over before the second week of July.
Sandwiching a quilt together takes a lot of patience.  Not to self:  remember to tell about my hand stitched quilt top that I did not hand stitch.
Homemade cherry pies purchased from the Farmers Market and topped with ice cream are good to the very last drop.  Note to self:  make a pie.
Dinner's served outside are delightful.  Note to self:  Soak up every minute. 

Hope you took good notes from the weekend!

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53 comments

  1. I just finished Water for Elephants! I really enjoyed it.
    Don't worry about the Strawberries, Blueberries are on their way.

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  2. That sounds like a perfect weekend! I always love your photos. The mitts are beautiful; what yarn did you use? Libby's skirt - adorable! And I'm definitely going to need to check out that book, although.... faced with reading or knitting, you know what I'll always choose....

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  3. love your weekend notes. i love reading about what other people do. especially other leslies. i love normal/relaxing weekends.

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  4. I read Water for Elephants and enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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  5. Ooooh looks like you had a delightful weekend. Note to self: invite some friends to dinner! We haven't done that in awhile!

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  6. Oh I can't wait to hear about your plan to knit for others. What a great idea! I might have to join you.

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  7. Looks like a nice weekend was had by all!

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  8. What a great weekend! And that book, I love it! And her other two - Flying Changes ang Riding Lesson both good too! I want to hear more about your knitting to give July:)

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  9. I LOVE fingerless gloves and am continually knitting up pairs of "Fetching" (from knitty.com) to give away to friends. Do you mind me asking what pattern you used? I've only been hanging around your blog for a couple of months, so maybe I missed a previous post about them.

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  10. what a great post, leslie. I want to come and live at your house. :)

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  11. Looks like a perfect weekend. And thanks for the reminder to go pick up Water for Elephants.

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  12. Yes, make a pie! =) Love that quilt too! I can't wait to hear how it wasn't hand quilted.

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  13. Ooh, is that a pair of Fetching mitts? And nevermind about the strawberries--I think peaches should be out soon.

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  14. what a perfect summer weekend!! and i loved that book!

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  15. I love the colours in your photographs. I must look out for that book, it sounds like a good read.

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  16. Looks like a wonderful weekend! All of it....so good!

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  17. oh leslie! that weekend sounds perfect. i'm anxious to hear of your july knitting plans...

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  18. looks and sounds like an amazingly perfect simple summer weekend

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  19. those are beautiful mitts! May I ask what pattern you used?

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  20. Your quilt looks lovely, can't wait to hear more about it.

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  21. what a beautiful post.... full of inspiration. thank you!!

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  22. I love all your weekend recollections of good stuff we'd normally forget to account and be grateful for!

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  23. Terrific notes, Leslie! LOVE the picture of your son with that plate - that photo would win a contest, I'd think. Super :o) Looks like he enjoyed it completely! Wish my Ben ate pie - he's so picky. The younger one, Zack, will scarf down anything you put him front of him. LOL I read that book - disturbing but good read.

    Enjoyed your post!
    Tanya, whose farmers market is tomorrow :o)

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  24. Love the beautiful pics, notes. Always put a smile on my face ! Thank you.

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  25. I see you finished water for elephants. THis is one of my favourite books did you enjoy it?

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  26. I really enjoyed this post. :) And I realized I have to get going on doing some more summery things! I loved Water for Elephants, too.

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  27. angela7/14/2008

    Love it all... it all looks so summer and peaceful!

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  28. Oh, I love all your pictures! They're like life with all the bad parts taken out....

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  29. Dinner outside is perfect, one of my favourite things to do.

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  30. amandahttp://frillbow.wordpress.com/7/15/2008

    Just saw your Evangelines over on Ravelry, and noticed that they only took you a day to knit?? My are you quick!! Love the quilt by the way. The thought of hand stitched quilts without the handstitching really appeals to me!

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  31. Wow Leslie, what a pleasant weekend you had yourself!

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  32. Great notes...beautiful pictures...try some cherries -- they're in season here!

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  33. Really enjoying your summertime photos. I can't wait until we move so I can eat outside too! Love the mitts with the ribbon; are they for Christmas or what?

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  34. Lovely notes from the weekend :-) I read Water for Elephants back in January it was our first book club pick of the year, and I really liked it.

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  35. Beautiful weekend photos. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the weekend!

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  36. I loved that book.

    I like your notes from the weekend, they sound a little bit like me lately. I hope it was wonderful!

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  37. Sounds very blissful. I loved reading "Water for Elephants". It was an excellent book.

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  38. What a nice post. Much needed over here. Thanks.

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  39. You had a busy weekend!

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  40. I love your weekend recaps. Note to self: savor my own weekend moments.

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  41. LOVE the quilt, Les! Even if it isn't hand sewn.

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  42. A lovely weekend post as always. I really would love to read that book - I guess I should make a note to myself as well! Your weekend always seem so perfect!

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  43. Okay I just reserved that book at the library.

    Great weekend re-cap!!

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  44. Beautiful post - I love all the little notes to yourself. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable weekend.

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  45. That quilt looks lovely - looking forward to hearing more about it. I love the little skirt in the fields - pretty!

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  46. Note to self. Must vist your blog more often. Fabulous post. Read Water for Elelphants back in May and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have a relaxing weekend.

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  47. That quilt is amazing! I really like how you used so many differnt pattern and colors of fabric.
    Ahhhh, eating outside. Yes,one of my favorite things to do.
    It looks like your guy enjoyed his pie alright.
    You had a fantastic fun-filled weekend!

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  48. What awesome pics! I really loved that book!

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  49. I just LOVE your pictures. Your blog is a joy to read. Thank You!
    Marissa

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  50. I LOVED that book!

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