Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flowers! The Wonders Of Diversity.

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
~Beverly Nichols

Flowers are the theme for the day!  Where would I be without One Flower Wednesday?  This week I would be lost.  Being away from the sewing machine for 5 days has really put a crimp in my creative sharing.  Sometimes falling back on the ol' hand sewing has its advantages.  Two flowers were created on the way home Monday in the car - if it hadn't been so darn windy and buffeting the car around so much, I could have completed at least one more.  But two in the hand is better than none for the screen.


Photo Of The Day

A gerbera in my yard in green leaves
Green.  My favorite color.  Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.  Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.  With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability. Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel. Olive green, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people.  Many people will not use green in their quilts - maybe they just haven't found the right shade.  Green!


It was a great mail day for me today!  I recently won a giveaway from Kim over at Live Well, Love Much, Laugh and Quilt Often and received it in the mail today. 

"What's in here, Mom?  Something for us?  Can we eat it or squeak it?"  Weasley and Snickerdoodle had to check it out first.

The pups were very disappointed but I was very happy.  Besides the winnings, Kim included in the little parcel a sweet little note, a darling little Crafter's Jewels keychain that says "I love Quilting" and a cute little handmade buttoned pouch that has so many uses.  What I actually won was a beautiful fall table runner and a super soft little pumpkin.   I'm such a lucky gal!!  Thank you Kim!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I'm going to join in another Sew Along.  This is being hosted by Thread Head.  The quilt is made with 40 scrappy blocks and finishes out at 97" square. I have yet to decide if I'm going with a fabric theme or just going truly scrappy.  I'm leaning toward totally scrappy as I'm not sure I have enough of any one type of fabric.  Here is what the quilt will look like:

It looks like lots of fun.  It's not too late to join in as she has only posted three blocks plus the Alabama Variation Block.  You can either connect through the link above or through the button on the right.


One Flower Wednesday!!!  I had a hard time deciding which flower to share today.  Which one?  Bright and cheery?  One full of critters?  Okay - here it is...........

I selected the bright and cherry one.  See the little bees checking out the petals?

Are you looking for a new swap group?  I recently joined The Inchy Flower Swap.  This group is looking for new members!  Each month you will be making and sending a hexagon flower to someone, somewhere in the world.  Click on the link above or the button on the right for all of the info and to join.



Would you like another try at winning a GO! Cutter?  Then you must go to Irish Muses before November 5th!

Lisa over at Inspired Quilter is having two giveaways as her birthday celebration.  Check this out before November 6th.

Little Bluebell is giving away a gorgeous stack of Bliss!  Now I know you all having been drooling over this beautiful fabric so enter before November 3rd.

Sarah is having a birthday celebration!  Jump on over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and enter to win a charm pack of Bliss or charm pack of Moda's 12 Days of Christmas.  This giveaway ends Friday morning.

Karen from Lisnaweary Quilts is having a giveaway.  She is giving away some beautiful Irish linen.  This one end November 9th so check it out today!

Don't forget to enter my "Just Because" giveaway!  You don't even have to be a follower to enter - but I would love it if you would like to.  This giveaway ends November 2nd!


Final Thought

The middle of the week is here bringing us closer to the end of the month.  I can't hardly believe that Halloween is going to be here in just 5 days, to be followed quickly by Thanksgiving and Christmas.  How the time does fly.  How does the day pass so quickly when I have so much left to do?  It is especially important this time of year to remember to live in today, appreciate what is here now, accomplish what you had hoped today.  The future will be here soon enough.  So I leave you with this quote: 

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
~Eric Hoffer

Have a wonderfully wasteless (is that a word? blogger says 'no') Wednesday!!!!!


Megan Harmeyer said...

That flower is bright - I like it! You got some good stuffs in your package. :)

Karen said...

Green, green, green, I do love green! Bright and cherry, an excellent flower for the week.

alice said...

Pretty flowers-the real and the hexie.
What an energetic quilt along. Can't wait to see it unfold.
And thanks for all the giveaway info.

Wendy said...

Can't help but smile when I look at the little bees and the bright color. Thanks for sharing the cheer.

Sandra said...

Love the fussy cut petals on your flowers. The bees are too cute!
Looks like you are working on alot of interesting projects:)

Lisa said...

Hi Linda, thanks for posting about the giveaway at Inspired Quilter. Love your hexagons! ~~Lisa

Brigitte said...

I love your cheery flower. Great choice.

joe tulips said...

Well...I can't decide about the quilt-along.
I love the look of the blocks
I don't have to think to much, just pick out fabric to use.
Maybe I will!

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