1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jessie Willcox Smith moments.....

We are in the midst of a heat wave and I am not a fan of summer at the best of times other than moments spent in my beloved garden. I am unable to go outside at all due to my physical limitations when it is extremely hot. This wonderful illustration sums up how I am feeling this week...

I am doing some stitching but forget quilting at the moment. I also have been reading to pass the time while enjoying an artificial breeze....i.e. a fan. *grins* Books can be such a joy at times like these!

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."  
~Sam Keen


Note to Vicki: I am unable to email you to "chat" as I do not have an email address for you. I did want to tell you that I do have Anne Lindburgh's Gift From the Sea. It is a great book to pick up and read in from time to time.

Note to Jenny: Good to see you here again!


  1. I hope your heat wave passes quickly, Heidi. I am not a fan of hot weather either. So glad for A/C, but I get tired of being cooped up.
    Love your illustration today. So charming and I especially like the little dolly in the background.
    By the way, I love your header photo.

  2. The illustration you chose is adorable - and just how feel, too, in the heat!

  3. Go outside now! It's lovely!.... The temp. in my backgarden dropped from 45 degrees to a breeeeeeeeezy 28!! LOL
    You know warm temperatures and me don't mix verry well. O, well, summer only lasts for another 2 months, and then our favorite season is there... FALL. Warm sweaty hugs ;-)

  4. Yes, I know that feeling of being slumped in a chair, hardly able to, hot!

  5. Don't worry, before you know it it will be normal Holland again with cold and rain. You know it never last long.
    Drink lots of liquids and relax with Dagi. Hope Jos got a bigger office space to work in today.
    Love you, Mom

  6. One of my favorite stitched pieces is The Sampler Girls 'what dreadful hot weather we have, it keeps one in a continual state of inelegance' it tickles me. The older I get the more the heat bothers me.

    I love that picture. Especially the dolly standing in the corner.

  7. I too have the book Gift From The Sea - thank you for reminding me of it. I am sorry you are suffering from the heat so much - maybe you should treat yourself to an ice-cream float of some sort - that always cools me off a tad - the picture is adorable :)

  8. That is exactly how I have felt through our heat waves!! I'm ready for fall!!

  9. I always start dreaming of fall this time of year. That pic reminds me of quiet time we used to have at my Grandmother's in the afternoon. We would have to be still while she watched her stories and ironed. :)

  10. I know how you feel Heidi, I do not like this hot weather, never have. 20 - 23 degrees is my maximum. Not complaining but enough is enough. My favourite times of the year are Spring and Autumn. It's very very hot here in the UK at the moment and I'm flaking too. Hope you are well.
    Patricia x

  11. I feel just the same, Heidi. Even up here in the mountains we have around 30°C. So you can just stay inside and read ...

  12. Hoping the cool weather will return and you can once again enjoy your garden.

  13. I'm with you on the heat! Before I went into the hospital, we had seven straight days of 90 degrees F; that's the total number of days over 90 we get each summer! Fortunately it has gotten cooler, although today is very humid. I'm glad you can enjoy your books when it's hot. I hope your weather cools down soon.


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