The above quote says it all! And as a thank you to all of my new and old friends, I'm going to have my 2nd giveaway. But more about that later.
I was able to accomplish two of the three things I had planned yesterday. I cut out all of the fabric for my Chubby Stars Quilt Along. I will post pictures of that at a later date. If you would like to join in the fun, just click on the button on the right side. I was also able to pin baste my brown and blue quilt. Needless to say, my back is rather stiff today but I do also feel a sense of accomplishment.
Photo of the Day:
This is a pair of House Finches - two of several that visit my yard daily.
The House Finch resides throughout the west, from southern Canada to southern Mexico, and east to Nebraska. Introduced to eastern North America, where it is now widespread in cities and residential areas. In the west the preferred habitats include chaparral, deserts, orchards, and suburban areas - I would say that means pretty much everywhere! The coloring of the male House Finch can range from deep red to golden yellow, depending on available diet during molting. Originally they were brought from the Southwest to Long Island as caged birds. In 1940, a small population was released into the wild and flourished. They have since spread throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States. A group of house finches are collectively known as a "development" of finches.
Today is One Flower Wednesday! I completed my second flower on Labor Day, but it wasn't labor at all - it was fun!
Do you like the little bird in the center?
Now I have a choice to make - What color of background fabric do I want to use. I have narrowed it down to four but would like your opinion on what the final selection should be. Here are the choices:
I'm not going to tell you what color(s) I'm leaning toward but definitely would like your input!
Now for the giveaway! As a thank you to all who have become followers and for helping reach my goal of at least 50, I'm hosting my 2nd giveaway! There's a little something for everyone but there will only be one big winner.
See anything appealing?
Here are the items pictured individually so you get a better look;
Color from the Heart - a book by Gai Perry
Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage Betweens/Quilting Needles Size 11 (16 needles)
Playful Pet Collars - Make adorable collars for your pet out of fabric (not included) that you choose. Seasonal, holiday, or just cute and stylish, they are fast and fun to make. Included in this pattern is the hardware to make 3 collars, one for a cat or ferret, one for a mini or small dog and one for your choice of 3 dog sizes, medium, large or extra large. The collars are adjustable and washable (if the fabric you select to use is washable)
Presencia - Finca Perle Cotton size 12. Uses include Punchneedle Embroidery; Hardanger; Big-stitch Hand Quilting; Tatting; Machine Embroidery (with large-eyed needle)
Full Of Blessings Counted Cross Stitch chart designed by Diane Arthurs - when stitched on 14 count fabric the approximate size is 7 1/2" X 10". Great for the Thanksgiving season
ThreadArt Bobbin Thread - white - 60WT - 5000M
Four Fat Quarters - Watercolors by Benartex
That's it! Would you like a chance to win all of this? Then you must follow the rules and each entry must be entered as a separate comment:
1. Become a follower and leave me a comment indicating that you are new or let me know that you are already a follower
2. Help me select the background color for my flower garden quilt. Leave a comment stating which color you think would go best with all bright colored flowers - choices are listed above in this blog (white, light lemon yellow, cream, or light green)
3. Include my giveaway in your blog and leave a comment stating that you have. Include a link to your blog (and I will be checking!).
That gives you up to three chances to enter the giveaway. Sorry, but this giveaway is only open to those who live in the USA. This giveaway ends September 19th at 6:00 pm PST. I will announce the winner on Monday, September 20.
Good luck to you all! And thank you again for making this giveaway possible by helping me reach my goal of 50 followers! When I started this blog I figured I would probably have around 10 followers, mostly family and friends. I enjoy sharing my world with you and reading the comments you have left for me. I thoroughly enjoy all of my new and old blog-land friends!
We are half way through the week but it feels like it is just starting - Monday holidays really do a job on my brain and scheduling. I hope you are able to complete the tasks you set for yourself - but be kind to yourself and allow some rest time too. Have a great Wednesday and don't forget to tell your friends about my giveaway!