Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It's So Hot Giveaway

Seriously! It is so HOT I think I'm going to melt!

This photo was taken yesterday afternoon from my car's dashboard
(it dropped two degrees just as I pulled over to take the pic in the shade!)

113 degrees! 
Ugh, that is so scorchingly yucky!

Today I ventured out to the local quilt store for just a piece of green fabric.
But, of course, that's not all I bought. 
Hahaha, like I would only buy what I went shopping for! That's too funny!

Since it is so hot and July is a celebration kind of a month, 
I picked up three fat quarters for a
GIVEAWAY!
The goofy picture is not included...it's my daughter's and she's not willing to part with it.

Giveaway has ended.
The rules...
  1. Leave a short comment about the temperature where you live.
  2. The three fat quarters can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  3. You don't have to be a follower to play along, but of course that makes me smile if you do.
  4. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on July 8thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on July 8th will not be included in the giveaway.
  5. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you! If you don't get a reply from me to your comment, you are a no reply blogger.
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128 comments:

Just Ducky said...

today is the hottest day of the year so far - 97 degrees.
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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

We were hot yesterday~ anything above 80 is hot for us! But yesterday we were in the 90's. ;-) Yuk! Today is warming up again. Love the fabrics and your DD's photo. LOL Have a happy day!

Jusmom1 said...

We have been in the low 90s. I can't imagine your temps! Thanks for the chance to win!

KaHolly said...

It's a little chilly here. Nice in the sun, but there's a cold wind blowing in from the ocean. Wish I could send you some!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We started out in the low 90's - then that storm cell (with tornados) from Michigan has been tearing thru NY state. I think it is somewhere in the 80's now, but I am not about to go outside in this storm.

tink's mom said...

It's a warm and sticky 97 here with thunderstorms expected on the drive home. For joy, for joy. I too went out at lunch and ended up at Joanns to cool off.
Thanks for a chance at your lovely give away.

Gidget said...

101 here yesterday.... today is a bit breezy so I don't think it will get as hot... supposed to have thunderstorms though!

Tammy said...

It's 95 here in South Carolina where I am at. Lovely fabrics...

MoeWest said...

In Calgary it is 26C/80F and the wind is picking up so I think we have a shower coming.

Emma's Daughter said...

Fortunately, the sky was overcast today and we get a short respite from the heat. Here in Mississippi, we understand HOT! (And I am a follower!) rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Scrapatches said...

Carol ... that is hot!

Here in the northeast we are having our first heat wave of the summer. It has been in the mid 90's locally and very humid the past few days. Right now the sky is darkening and I think we are in for thunder boomers. Not sure if it will cool off though. Tropical air streaming up the coast.

Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics ... you are sew very generous ... :) Pat

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my Carol - I'm so glad it's not that hot here! I love your fabric choices and someone is going to be thrilled to receive them. Don't include me in your giveaway though; I'm feeling extremely blessed right now with all the fabric I see in my closet, and more than a bit guilty. :) blessings, marlene

angelina said...

gee thats hot, well its 90 in georgia too hot to knit ..

carla said...

Hi!!!! That is hot!!!! Not quite that hot here in KY but with the heat index yesterday was 103 degrees!!! I melted what time I was out but today it has been cloudy rainy and much cooler!!!! Keep lots of water with you!!!! Thank You

needle and nest said...

It was 106 here two days ago so I feel your pain. It's been a relief to be back in the high '90s again.

Jeanie said...

Sizzle! I could not handle that heat! We had a break in the heat today and it was just 80...pretty great for July. Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy 4th!

*Tyler* said...

It was so hot here I have three angry preteen girls because we put a ban on swimming. No one needed to melt today. Hope your cooling off :)

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! that sounds hot! It is about 13 degrees C here - winter and what a storm last night!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

It's been beautiful here... It's 68 right now and sunny!

Katherine said...

Whoa. That's serious heat, Carol. We're up to 80 degrees today in Calgary - which is as hot as we've had so far this year.
Good luck staying cool!

lefuntz said...

We are a nice toasty 90˚ today. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter but no where close to your thermometer. We took a trip to Palm Springs for a party last year. 120˚And That was at 5:00 in the afternoon. Stay Cool!

Vicki H said...

We had a storm go through Monday night so it cooled things down. Today is about 80. This weekend will be in mid 90's. Oh, I'm in KS.

barbara woods said...

93 today hubby couldn't stand it. but he has copd and it was so humid he has a problem breathing. Wher are you with 113 degrees?

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Who opened the oven door?

Quilting Tangent said...

We hit the upper 80's, with 100 humidity. Hot for us, cool for you.
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Shari said...

It's about 85 degrees F right now, and the humidity has dropped a bit. First time my skin has been almost dry all day LOL. Don't know how you live that temp...I'd be a big blob of brown sugar by now *wink* Cool picture. Thanks for the giveaway.

Betsy said...

97 and very humid here in Florida. I already follow on bloglovin

beaquilter said...

we hit 100 today in NC, was supposed to be mid 90s, now this was also a dash temp while driving, but still! hot and humid... we did go to the pool with friends, I think I got slightly burnt!

JoyceLM said...

It's been in the 90s today & most every day for the past month here in NC. But Hurricane Arthur will be bringing some cooler days(80s)when he passes us by. Thanks.

Lovelli Quilts said...

It's a gorgeous pleasantly warm day here. I may even open the windows.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Carol..thank you for the chance. It was 39 Celsius here today, but I get a nice breeze.

Karen Thurn said...

79 degrees in the middle of North Dakota this afternoon which is wonderful compared to yesterday which was 55. Our summers are not long enough for me. I love the warmth. Very nice fat quarters for the fourth of July. kthurn@bektel.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

We were only the mid 70's today and there is a constant breeze of about 10 to 15 mph enough that I can't get some stuff done outside that I need to do. At least it isn't 90 with the 95% humidity like it was Monday.

cynthia said...

Here in San Antonio, where it's usually scorching, the high was only 93.

Christine M said...

Hi Carol, Here in Melbourne, Australia we are expecting 16oC (60F). It's actually quite mild today. Last weekend was very cold. I'd love a little of your warmth! LOL! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Emily C said...

Today was 90 degrees with 85% humidity. Yugh. I follow on bloglovin (ebcallender).

Sheltered Stitches said...

Hi Carol.. I am a follower :) Its not bad here.. high around 86 mid-day, right now we have Florida style boomers high up... but Ling Island is a LONG WAY from FL :)

Anne Simonot said...

Ooh today was beautiful! About 26 C - not sure what that equals in F. One of the first truly summery days we've had yet; it's been a long winter, late spring, and cool & rainy summer so far, in Saskatchewan (Canada). annesimonot@sasktel.net

Carla said...

It has been just beautiful here in the 80's with rain every other day. Thanks be to God!!! The warm up is coming this week, though.

Bonnie58 said...

We have finally almost run out of cool, rainy weather, including floods and torrential downpours. Looking forward to some hear for a change. Thanks so much for sharing

sandra said...

Hi Carolit is in 80's here but very humid which is headache weather,113 is that a dry heat or humid. Lovely fabric! Hope it cools down thunderstorms tonight.
Blessings Sandra

Jess Burns said...

92 yesterday. I'm a wuss, so that was way too much. I just got back from work (I'm gone for 14+ hours) and don't know what it was today.

jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

OhioLori said...

Well, past several days have been HOT & Humid here...had cool fron t come with the rain this evening..temps dropped from 89-92 lately to 68 deg right now. Only low 70's next 2 days!! Yay! :)


I also follow you thru Bloglovin! :)

Janarama said...

It was only 68 degrees, cloudy and light rain today here in the western burbs of Chicago. 113 degrees is way, way, way too hot for me! Please don't blow your weather east. ;)

nicolesender said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest and it was 80 degrees in the shade on out patio this afternoon!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Toni Garman said...

It is 12:55 am here and it is a beautiful 62 degrees. Perfect for sleeping!! But the 90's are quickly approaching! Following on bloglovin. Thanks for the give a way. tgarman62@gmail.com

Beth Strand said...

Oregon is amazingly changeable. We were having highs in the 60's and then yesterday was 97!!!! Today was a much nicer 80's. Pbstrand@msn.com

KC said...

We have a short little cool break with 70 degrees today. But the heat will be back soon. Just found your blog and will be returning often to have a peek. Pretty fabrics.....would love to have them.

Catherine said...

It was a very comfortable 22c here in South Wales yesterday. I love the UK summers- not too hot, not too cold. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric! X

Jen Barnard said...

it's 7:50am here and it's 16 degrees Celsius. Yesterday was hot, but last week there was lots of thunderstorms and it was quite cold.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Nancy said...

Not bad here in the PNW, I think it was in the High 70's today. Love those Fat Quarters Carol! Reminds me of a Necklace I bought in Vegas several years ago over July 4th Week end, and it was 112*, dry heat.

Huggs, Nancy

suz said...

we've been in the high 80s/low 90s so far and not a lot of humidity, thank heavens...we're buckling down for the tropical storm/hurricane that's heading for New England...the Farmer's Almanac said it would be a hot summer and so far it's been right. I don't like it this hot, but I keep reminding myself of the very long, cold, snowy winter we just had.... Have a great 4th!

charlotte said...

Okay, you win. I think the actual temp here in central NC was 96 or 97 yesterday, but with the humidity it felt like 102. I have to keep reminding myself it's July and this is normal, but I feel like I am melting some days.

Patti said...

It was 93 here yesterday. I wish my LQS hadn't closed it's doors last March...it would be nice to go and browse!

robin said...

80 degrees today.

QuiltSue said...

Here in the UK at almost midday, the temperature has just about made it to 20, which is about 68 to you.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here
I beat all of you temp wise.
It was 99º here yesterday with the heat index of 110 HottieMcHottersons

I would make a door panel for my mom and dad's fancy new assisted living apartment at Ashby Ponds. They are moving in one month and that cannot be soon enough, trust me. Holy Moly those twins keep me jumping

I love fabric shopping and I love you Carol. You are haha funny

Anonymous said...

We were in the steamy 80s until yesterday when it dropped to the low 60s. This morning it is 53 degrees here in west Michigan.

linny said...

I'm in the southern hemisphere, Brisbane, Australia & we're right in the middle of winter & it's COLD.
Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway. I follow by email.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Mhairi said...

Today was a lovely 57F here today with sun. Tomorrow it is supposed to be the same with rain and wind. So glad I bought fur lined boots today, I don't like cold toes!!!

Brenda M said...

It's to hot to be outside so I think I'll quilt today. What will you be doing? :-)

Patty Howe said...

Right now it is 61, but this afternoon, it is suppose to be 81. Most odd July in a LONG time. So of course I have to spend my afternoon with Dr. appointments for Husband and Grandson.

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Doris Rice said...

I'm visiting my parents in SW Missouri and we had to have a jacket last night while out and about. It was 60 ish with a light breeze. Heaven! But actually I prefer it HOT. I hate the cold! Those FQ's are extra lovely. They are RWB. You know that's my fav! dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

allison pogany said...

such pretty fabric! Florida in the summer is not known for its wonderful weather, but it has been in the high 80s all week. quite beautiful really!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

juliehallfeldhaus said...

It is nicetoday in South Dakota, as it write this it is 63 degrees!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was 33C / 91 F, and today is supposed to be hotter, with a severe weather warning this afternoon! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Charlene McCain said...

Yup -- you win. It was a cool 103 degrees here in Bakersfield, CA yesterday. 104 expected today and 106 on Friday. Ugh!

Diane Beavers said...

a HUMID 95 and rising! In southeastern Virginia, prepping for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arthur, which when he strikes it will cool down a bit:)
Thanks for the opportunity to stay inside and quilt, sew and go ga ga over fabric.

Abbigail said...

A storm went through yesterday and has cooled it down here. Only supposed to get in the upper 70's! Yoo hoo!

Paula said...

These past few days it's been raining and cold which is not at all normal, but today we have a sunny day and 80º. Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Gill said...

It's in the 70s here but I'm watching Wimbledon where it's much hotter !

Anya said...

Thankfully, it's only supposed to get up to about 80 today after several days of near 90! Thanks for the chance!

The Slow Quilter said...

We have had 90 degree weather, hot and muggy. So why did I see a man on the bus with a coat, hat and gloves?

Linda said...

HI,we were warm here for us in Montana>72 degrees>love the Rocky Mountains!

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Joyce Carter said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Carol. It has been in the 90's every day this week, but we have had some afternoon showers that have cooled it down some.

Mara said...

Actually I guess it's not that hot here compared to you, it is 9PM and 30C, so 86F, we did have a breeze today so that was nice, but we don't have air conditioning in the house, so any air is appreciated. Keep cool!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

113 degrees! That sound awful. We are supposed to hit 98 today and 100 tomorrow. Last night just did not cool off much so the air conditions and fans stayed on. Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance.

Kathy Davis said...

Beautiful day today. 85 degrees, cooler than normal. Makes me want to go outside and play instead of sew!
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

kay bowen said...

About 80 degrees here!!! Nice looking over the Little Red River here in Arkansas.

Britt-Inger said...

It has been a cold summer day today, barely 20 degrees Celsius , about 68 F.

Kathy H said...

You have it worse than we do, we have temps in the high 90's. But it is too hot for me.

Margaret said...

Well, I live in Michigan and we have been having a weird summer so far. Last night it was in the low 40s and today it hit 75. Tomorrow it is supposed to get up to the mid 60s. Last week it was 80 or higher ever day.

Unknown said...

We are visiting in the Chicago area, so I had to check the temps in Tuscaloosa, AL on line. Today it is only 86 degrees down there. That is amazing! It is very pleasant up here, too. Last night it was in the 50's. Wonderful sleeping weather:) Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

LJ said...

That is just tooooo hot!! Have you tried the old egg on the sidewalk trick? lol We've had some lovely cool temps for the past couple of days here in Iowa - actually waaay cool. I'm not sure it topped 70 yesterday and today was low 70s with a low of 49 at night! Amazing but rather nice especially after having plenty of bad storms and too much rain before this. Love those celebration fabrics; thanks for including me in the giveaway.

Afquilt said...

Its been in the 90s here recently, although today was relatively cool! Still, too hot & muggy to be outside!

Sandy said...

Such cute FQ's. It was a nice 70 degrees F today in NE Ohio after sweltering 90's with high humidity the beginning of the week. Thanks for sharing.

Brandy Pettit said...

It's been ~93 degrees in Walla Walla the last couple days, finally dropped to 88 today, hoping it stays lower for our 4th of July BBQ tomorrow!
~Brandy

john hutchens said...

pretty warm here today it was 72 in Alaska

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Ouch!! That's hot. It's been in the 90s here.

Ruth Griffeth said...

Today the temperature is about 70. We are suppose to start getting higher temps later this month. Strangely enough our hottest day so far this year was in Late April early May, it was 111, on the central coast of Cali! (unheard of)

ruth.griffeth@att.net

Diann said...

It's been hot and humid for the past week, but today it's better. Thank goodness!
diannc(at)aol(dot)com

Kay said...

Wow, I cannot imagine the heat. Today in sunny England it is 66 and raining now too! Thanks for a fun giveaway. x

VickiT said...

OH this is meant to be for me, I just know it. I was searching for the blue stars fabric yesterday for a project I wanted to make for next July. I like those others as well.

I WOULD melt in those temps. ACK! Please don't tell me a thing about it being a "dry heat". LOL I always laugh when I hear that. Hot is HOT in my book.

Today as of right this moment, it's only 78 degrees. Very nice. The past week we've had a lot of rain and temps have been about the same, although the past two nights it's gotten down to the low 50's. Of course that would figure since my son and his family went camping at a friends cabin (small cabin so they had to set up their tent). My poor 2 yr old granddaughter is probably freezing.

I hope you are having a nice holiday. Hubby and I are doing nothing at all since we have our house to ourselves with the kids and granddaughter gone for the weekend. We are on strike from everything. LOL

Grandma Helen said...

It's 85 today - a gorgeous day in Kansas considering last week was 90-95 with 90-95% humidity. That was miserable!

Martha said...

brrrr - it is a cool 74 right now.. kind of cool for the 4th of July - certainly not swim weather.. I live in the Hudson River Valley of NY and it is normally much warmer than this.. Love the fabric you are showing, would be fun to win ! Thank you..

Martha said...

oops, I forgot to check the email follow up for my comment - here it is..

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Today was a very pleasant day here, 78 degrees, and unfortunately humid. Tomorrow it's supposed to be over 90 with high humidity, so I might actually have to turn on the air conditioner, but we'll see. cdahlgren at live dot com

Kaylee said...

It was 75 here today. Just about perfect in my book!

Sarah said...

Here in Anchorage the high was 72! sarah@forrussia.org

Siobhán said...

I am in Ireland, where the high today should be a balmy 62 degrees. :D Don't hate me... I grew up in the mid-Atlantic region, and I know heat and humidity. It doesn't feel like summer, but I'll take the cooler weather!

Ruth said...

It was about 85 on the 4th here in Oregon. The fabric looks great! Please add me to the drawing

valerie boudier said...

Temperature quite civilised here, South Wales, low 20's C - sorry can't convert to F valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

Mom C said...

104 when I went shopping on Wednesday but the parade yesterday (4th) was low 80's and a nice breeze. Thanks.

Kathy said...

Tolerable . . . with a freezie pop :)

Anonymous said...

It's Portland, Oregon here so the overcast makes the warm days just plain muggy. Was 97 last week

Janie said...

It has been about 70 degrees for a few days now in Illinois tomorrow it will resume it's normal high 80's. Thanks the fabric is lovely.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Henderson from 1968 to 1978, so I know how you feel! To people who say "but, it's a dry heat," I would say, "then go stick your head in the oven and see how that feels." It's a lot nicer back in my home town of San Diego, although now that I'm no longer a young chick (I'm 67), even this weather is a little to much for me. Supposed to be in the mid to high 70s coming up....

Debbie said...

Wow, that really IS hot, Carol! The temps this week in Jerusalem are expected to be in the high 80s.

Jeneta said...

It's cool here (Aus) - it is winter - but the days are mostly clear blue skies and sunshine!

Lisa Marie said...

I spent the fourth of July visiting family in Pittsburgh and it was in the 70's -- wonderful! It's warmer than that at my home in Kentucky.

PeginCO said...

Upper 90s here in my part of Colorado, but nice and cool indoors!

KT said...

I live in the The bay area of California and the weather is nice! It can get to the 90's but its been a nice mid to low 80's...just perfect

Martina said...

Here in Switzerland it is hot to, but we had some rain and now it fell down to 24 degrees (celsius , smile).
Lovely fabrics!

Needled Mom said...

We've had a delightful summer here - so far - with temps in the 70-80 range.

Just Quilt It said...

Hi Carol! What a lovely giveaway! The weather here in Illinois has been perfect. We've had weather in the 70s--perfect for cleaning and picking black raspberries and blackberries! Thanks for having a great giveaway!

Melissa Miller said...

At the moment it's 81 degrees at 10:00 at night.

Rochelle Martin said...

Hi. Sounds like you might live in my neck of the woods. The hottest I've experienced here in Phoenix is 122. That was hot! So far this year, we've reached about 113. Thanks for the giveaway!

sofen said...

I live in Norway, so the temperature is not that high. At the moment we have 64 with rain.

jachelno at gmail dot com

maxine17 said...

It is 72 right at this moment. It is only 8:00 in the am. It is suppose to get up to 92 today. hot and humid..

Lisa said...

Our temps have been all over the place the last few days. 102 on Thursday then 89 on Friday. Crazy Crazy!

Heidi said...

Very hot here - lots of stay-home days in the summertime here! Over 100 for month or so now, I really hardly pay attention to the thermometer these days. I take my coffee iced in the AM and sit outside t read. Today is better I think - 88 and overcast at 7:30AM. Hang in there!

Kathy Boice said...

It is 70 but muggy here today, going to reach 80's with afternoon storms.
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Susan P said...

It's 82 with 65% humidity which I guess isn't too bad for mid-summer in Chicago. Beautiful blue sky too!

Emily Reznechek said...

86 degrees here and muggy. It has been raining almost every day for the last two weeks. Beautiful blue sky though!
Emily@reznechek.com

Peggy said...

90 degrees here in NW Florida. Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Carrie P. said...

It got up to 94* here in North Carolina. I do not like summer heat and humidity. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vickie said...

Yes Mam, it's mighty hot here ! 96 BUT the humidity is high so the real feel is 98....let me put it this way, it's hot enough to break a sweat ! Stay Cool Cute Cucumber Carol !

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I live in Western Washington, and it's 59*F right now, but will be getting up to 85*F by mid-afternoon.