~Diana Scharf Hunt
Another week is almost over - can you believe it?!? The days seem to fly by - and I have so much more to do!! It's hard to believe that Christmas is really just around the corner. How many more shopping days? You sure couldn't tell it's near by the weather here. By early next week we are supposed to up near 100* again! But, it is no surprise as it always heats up one more time for the Kern County Fair (runs for another 9 days). Hopefully this will be Mother Nature's last heat raising hurrah.
Photo Of The Day
Another Gerbera Daisy in my yard
Throughout history, lovers have given flowers to each other as a token of their longing, devotion, and love. The language and meaning of flowers has evolved through the years.
When choosing a flower as a gift, consider how special the flower is to your lover and what message it communicates. Here is a sampling of what some plants/flowers mean when given as gifts:
ALMOND, FLOWERING: Hope.
ALYSSUM: Worth beyond beauty.
ASPARAGUS FERN: Fascination.
BABY'S BREATH: Innocence.
BIRD OF PARADISE: Magnificence.
BUTTERFLY WEED: Let me go.
CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, sorry I can't be with you.
DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.
but then a BUNCH of DAFFODILS, :Joy, happiness
HEATHER, WHITE: Protection, wishes will come true.
HYACINTH, YELLOW: Jealousy.
MONKSHOOD: Beware, a deadly foe is near, danger.
PUSSY WILLOW: Illness recovery.
SPIDER FLOWER: Elope with me.
TULIP, VARIEGATED: Beautiful eyes.
So be careful what you give or receive - there may be a hidden message in there somewhere!!!
Yesterday I finally assembled all of the blocks for the Paganini. After all there were only 16 blocks, you wouldn't have thought it would take me so long. Well, maybe I did get a bit distracted with other things (sew along blocks, reading blogs, taking pictures)
The other day I was visiting Sherrie's blog, A Quilting Life, and she posted pictures of some Christmas blocks she was making. They were from The Fat Quarter Shop's 2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. They were so cute, bright and cheery, that I just had to buy them too! It actually started back in May and will run until May 2011 so I was starting out behind - but, then again, what else is new - lol! The first Four blocks arrived today.
"Each block finishes at 12" and will be an easy to intermediate pieced block (no templates, applique or paper piecing), making this block of the month suitable for all quilters." I didn't think the price of $9.99 a month (shipping included US) was a bad price at all. The finishing kit will be on my Christmas Wish List for the hubby!
Here's another chance to enter a GO! giveaway. Millie's Quilting is hosting this one and it ends Oct. 2!
Patches and Pieces is having a great giveaway. Rhonda is giving away a Super Gripper and a decorative basket with 15 coordinated FQs. This one ends September 28th.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Just go HERE to enter. This ends Monday!
As the days pass and little seems accomplished, just look back at the quilt top that is forming that was previously just a pile of blocks, or the blocks that were just a pile of fabric. See, you have done quite a bit. Especially if you are sandwiching in between work, kids, meetings, and other obligations. Before you know it, you will have achieved the goal you were aiming for - another job completed. Smile :) You will get there.
Have a fantastic, frivolous, fiber Friday!