Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Summer afternoon -

summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."  Henry James
I love this quote. Summer is such a fun time to be laid back and just enjoy the lazy days of summer.


We love hiking in Glacier National Park.


A field of Glacier Lilies.


A view of Wild Goose Island - the opening shot in the movie "The Shining".



We got a new puppy this summer! Her name is Lucy!



Something fun for you this summer - a giveaway! Leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of our new book Summer at the Lake! We'll post the winner in about 10 days.

Happy Summer!
Susan and Sally




39 comments:

Simply Sproul said...

Pick me, Pick me!!!! I Love this blog!
If only I were creative. Good job guys.

Lacey Collins said...

I love your blog!!! I especially love the little girl clothes!! My little girls would look so cute in them! Anxious for the book to come out. Charolette makes me smile!! I LOVE HER!!!

Shirlee Bodenhagen said...

Love your new blog..Great pictures. It makes me want to take a trip to Montana. What a talented family. I am anxious to get a pattern for the Lilly Pad Pillows.

Sally Vannoy said...

I love Glacier Park and wish I could go there more often! Can't wait to purchase one of your books, or maybe I will win one :)

Gina S. said...

Marching ants are just to cute, and the back pack with matching quilt roll awesome!

Pam said...

love the pics!!!
Congrats on the new book.. you must be sooo excited!!

SoozeM said...

Cute pup, and the scenic views are gorgeous!! I would love to win your book, the quilt on the cover is gorgeous!

Coyote Quilts said...

Love the ants! The scenic photos are beautiful. One day I just may make it to Montana, though I don't think I could handle your winters :). I moved from central NY to AZ some years ago because of the winters and we didn't have them as bad as you! Congrats on the the new book! Isn't it great to see all your hard work in print?

Nickolette said...

Love the pictures and the book! Can't wait to see who wins this beautiful book! Congrats on your success!

Roniquilts2 said...

Loved your Glacier pics!! My hubby and I spent a couple days up there last week. We live near Great Falls, MT. We had gorgeous weather!!! Great blog, with wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing with the world!

Michelle Wieler said...

So love the front cover and the explanation, so curious about the rest of the book. Would love to be the winner!

Linda said...

is there anything more beautiful than Montana? I think not! Except for beautiful quilts!

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos and a gorgeous Lucy. Those wonderful eyes. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

doetexas said...

Video was outstanding!! Loved that little gal modeling the hat, she's really cute. Marching ants was a really cute idea. I'm interested to see some new twists on the old standards, I think that's how you put it.
Good luck with your new book, I know if I don't win the one you give away I'll be ordering one soon.

Dragonflyz said...

Your patterns are wonderful. I wish my talent matched my imagination!

Thank you for the inspiration.

Poohtum said...

Beautiful photos. Book looks fabulous too...

vivoaks said...

The pictures are beautiful of Crater Lake, and Lucy looks like she's got a bit of "hyper" in her! :-) I'll bet she keeps you running! Would love to win, (who wouldn't!) so here's my entry! Thanks for the opportunity!!

The Pattern Loft said...

Love the photos of summer on MT. Maybe some day I will make it there. Look forward to seeing your new book.

SandyLou said...

What could be better than a summer at the lake and quilting????

Karen said...

Beautiful photos!! You get to live near this great place?? I would love to win your book!

Jo Ann said...

Looks like the book I need. Everything here in NJ looks like a lake after all these floods I need a new book to cheer me up.

montanadonna said...

Can't wait to see your new book!! Miss you!!!

Kielian DeWitt said...

Fabulous Blog! Incredibly beautiful pictures and I loved the video. Talent abounds! The book looks fabulous. I've purchased Maw-Bell patterns for years and am thrilled to see you've pulled together such a fascinating quilt book.
Kielian DeWitt

Johanna B said...

Seriously gorgeous! Adore the puppy too :) xoxo

Anonymous said...

What a great book. I would love to try some of those lovely patterns:)

Amanda Joy said...

What a great blog! Thanks for this opportunity!

Dianna H said...

I'm so envious, and that is such a sin. I'd love to win the book, but I might rather just spend the summer with you! lol Your blog has such relaxing, refreshing pics as Im sure this new book will be. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.

marjord1 said...

PLEASE....

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Anna Lena Land said...

Having just returned from Montana (and Glacier Park) I second everything you said. I can't wait to see your new book!

Bonnie Schissler said...

It was so wonderful to see all those beautiful pictures of Montana. I live in upstate NY where Hurricane Irene made a visit, so I enjoyed the picture show! The short segment of what I saw from the book has me very interested, the quilts look like something that I would love to tackle. Thanks for the uplight!!

Margie said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't wait to see the book!

Suze said...

Quilt books are so inspiring. I love the story of taking the pics for the book - made me laugh! I'd love to have a copy for my library. I think my grandsons will get a giggle out of the ants. Two of them are five and one is just a baby. In bright colors and safety features, one might a great toy for him.
You inspire me to create. Thank you. Hope I win a book and, regardless, it will be the right person who does indeed win the book. Seems like it always works out that way! It'll come at a time when someone really needs it for some reason.

Carol Sharman said...

These wonderful pictures remind me that it has been way too long since I've been in Glacier Park. And Lucy in the daisies is the best of all. Would love to win this book.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Pictures........congrats on your beautiful new book!

Sue Mitchell said...

Of course I need to be the winner of this book. After all I do have a great collection of "props" and this would be a wonderful addition!

Cheryl Thompson said...

I look forward to getting the book. Best wishes for your new book.
Cheryl Thompson

Dallas said...

Cute little doggy--she wants to come over & play with Rio!!

Kari Johnson said...

Love the pictures, and the little girls clothes, Wish I had more time to sew and quilt. Maybe in my next 50 years. Thanks Ladies.