Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings
Summer Is The Favorite Season Of Margie From ZenCatPottery
1. What is your favorite season and why?
Summer! I grew up in S. California and love the beach and warm weather. Flip flops are my favorite footwear. I dislike wearing a lot of clothing and being cold!
2. What season is it now where you live? Have you seen a visible sign of the season changing?
It is still summer, but things are beginning to move into Fall. The nights are getting colder and the days are getting shorter. The other day, I saw a tree whose leaves were beginning to change! It made me sad, but the person I was with was very happy (she loves Fall)!
3. What item in your shop represents your favorite season and the story behind it?
The Lemon Yellow Fruit Juicer in my shop represents summer. It is bright and cheerful. It can be used to make lemonade in the summer. Growing up we had a lemon tree in our back yard. During the summer, it was always full of lemons. My mom used to make pitchers of lemonade for us to drink on hot Los Angeles summer days!
This juicer can be used all year round to squeeze lemons, oranges and limes.
4. What seasonal traditions are celebrated in your part of the world?
I live in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Summer here is filled with outdoor activities: hiking, camping,swimming,biking etc. But I sure do miss the beach!
5. What are your social media sites?
Contributor Post by Mary of Stock Lane Studio
Parks are the fabric of small towns, big cities and everything in between. They get us out, keep us active, bring us together and remind us that we’re part of something greater than our remote controls. Parks come in all shapes, themes and sizes. The smallest park in the world is only as big as the width of a telephone pole! Do you know where that is? Many of us have cherished memories of first bike rides, birthday parties and baseball games, barbecues, picnics, festivals, hikes and long walks with pets and loved ones.
Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:
Our dog loves to go for walks, and play in the park! If there’s a squirrel, he’ll chase it! If there’s another dog, they’ll play! Throw a ball or a stick? He brings it right back, or not! A walk in the park is the highlight of his day.
When we created this quilt pattern, we got to thinking- What other activities would dogs enjoy at the park, if they had a choice? What if a dog could learn how to roller skate, or take a ride on his bicycle? This whimsical design is the end product of our creative thinking!
Puppy Dog Park Appliqué
Our local park is very close to our home. It’s not unusual to hear crowds of people cheering on the local school sports teams as they play their games or see children play on the various pieces of equipment that were placed there in the park for their enjoyment.
However, parks aren’t just about the children! Our dogs love the park too! It’s their chance to “socialize” and get the latest doggy news! In honor of all the other dogs who love to walk in the park, I’d like to show off my dog sewing pillow panel. Our dogs each have their own pillow they rest on after a long walk in the park!
Nautico Creations from Nauticaocreations says:
Nothing is better than a walk in the park. It helps ground me after time behind a computer, driving in traffic, etc. The calm of wooded areas and listening to the chirping of the birds is especially nice.
This arrangement with the twig vase reminds me of the woodlands and some flowers that might be growing there. unlike a formal arrangement, this one seems just a bit wild and natural to me.
A walk in the park brings to mind the wild meadow flowers that spring up wherever they like. The resilient poppy is one such flower that loves to display its gorgeous reds in our local park. These stained glass poppies will cheer up even the dullest of days as they capture the light to share their ruby hues with you.
Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:
The best memories of my childhood are related to the park. In the park, I started to ride my first bike and the park was a favorite meeting place with my friends. These were wonderful moments spent walking with the dog and friends “of the dog”. This is where my dreams about setters started and today I know that dreams come true. For all lovers of long walks, I have a hand-painted clock with one of my favorite dog breeds – Irish setter. Of course, it’s possible to order a similar clock with your favorite motif.
Wall Clock with Painted Dog
Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:
Since I’ve chosen to make walking in the park a daily part of my life for heart health I love seeing the flowers in particular daisies blooming and the birds chirping away.
With the weather in GA being so warm this enjoyment has come even earlier this year but the one thing my memory doesn’t like to recall is the pollen that comes with the blooming flowers. However, this hasn’t stopped me in fact it motivates to me get out more to explore different parks just to see the beautiful flowers and the sound of all God’s creation.
And oh, by the way, the Smallest Park in the World? That’s Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon, USA. Concerned Portlanders decided to spruce up a lonely old telephone pole hole in the 1970’s and it’s been a fun city feature ever since.
Daisy Dog Collar
Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says:
When I think of walking in a park I immediately think of birds and flowers and shades of green for grass and trees. This repurposed trinket dish combines a green bird and vintage floral tea cup in shades of pink, both reminiscent of things and colors you might see while walking in a park.
Bird Theme Trinket Dish
Rita Szollosi from RitzySelection says:
In the most beautiful parks there is always a fishpond! In this small fishpond, an orphaned fish floats. But do not be sorry little fish, soon the other fish will come!
Decor Patchwork Throw Pillow
Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:
I love to walk in the park when Spring is blooming. Beautiful flowers and bright colors all over. Here is my newest tag set that reminds me of Spring flowers in the park that are so special to see when you take a walk.
the BEST ever / BFF / Mom / Gift Tag Set
Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
Outdoor activities are something most of us love to do, no matter the season. There are many different activities we can participate in including: skiing, walking, swimming and many more.
Christmas in July Team wanted to know what do you like to do outside?
Here is what some of our members told us!
Gari Anne from beadloverskorner says:
One of the activities I always loved when I was younger (and still do love) is going to the beach and hunting for shells, sand dollars, sharks teeth, and any other treasures of the sea. I created these earrings to portray the many gifts of the sea and emote the feeling of calm that can be felt while walking along the beach hunting for treasure from the ocean.
There is nothing quite like being on or near the water on a summer’s day. Stick your toes in the water, breathe in the fresh cool air or jump in a boat (with approval and a life vest of course) and off you go to an adventure. You see things differently from the water.
With spring approaching here in Australia, we can find more and more butterflies on clear days. They are such gentle creatures and oh-so-free. My little girl loves chasing her butterflies every time we have the chance to go outdoors – even as simple as having our picnic lunch at the front lawn!
BBQing! My husband is a master in this field and always looks forward to the summer and warmer weather for smoking & grilling different food for outdoor picnics and family gatherings.
No matter where you live it looks like there are many types of activities to get you outdoors and active!!