Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One Flower Wednesday & Tidbits

Sewing mends the soul. 
                                            ~Author Unknown

Isn't that the truth.  I have felt so much more relaxed the last two days being able to concentrate on sewing instead of a bunch of life's stresses.  I hope sewing does the same for you!

Photo Of The Day:

A pink Gerbera

No more boring information on Gerbera daisies - today will be on the color pink.  Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls. While red stirs up passion and action, studies have shown that large amounts of pink can create physical weakness in people. Perhaps there is a tie-in between this physical reaction and the color's association with the so-called weaker sex. In some cultures, such as the US, pink is the color of little girls. It represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink for men goes in and out of style. Most people still think of pink as a feminine, delicate color.  What do you think of when you see the color pink?

Today is One Flower Wednesday.  But today you get two for the price of one.  I was able to complete three flowers while staying with my DM in the hospital last week.

Here is the first flower - well, actually my 6th flower

And here is my 7th flower. Not quite as bright but I couldn't pass up the cute little dogs!
Yesterday in the mail I received a package with the winnings from a giveaway held last month by Monica from Diary Of A Quilt Maven.  Don't you just love packages? I do and was so very happy with the contents of this one!!
Included in this wonderful package was an adorable firehouse note card, a great book "the Directory of Quilting Techniques" that I'm sure I will refer to many times, two great charm packages of "Civil War Homefront" by Barbara Brackman for moda, and a cute little pincushion/holder that Monica made herself.  When you open the lid, the liner is printed with "quilt til you wil'!  I'm so glad that I was the selected winner of all of this!!!  Thanks, Monica!

Last month I asked for 3 people to join me in "Pay It Forward".  I did receive my 3 participants and they are Jennifer of Patchwork Possibilities, Niina of Ilmattaren Ihmemaa, and Charity of A Handle On It.  I warned each of these ladies not to expect anything before Christmas!  If you would like to know more about this fun project you can link to it here.

My friend, Charity is starting her quest for Pay It Forward.  She is looking for 3 people to join her cause.  If you are interested please go to her blog, A Handle On It.  She is even accepting people who don't blog!
I want to thank you all for the great response to my giveaway.  I love reading all of the comments and am slowly making my way through all of them.  I really do read each and every one of your comments!!  Currently I am three days behind but do plan on responding to at least one of the comments you may have left.  So please don't think that I'm ignoring you!  Thanks for the wonderful response to my giveaway!!!!!!


Leona's Quilting Adventure is having a super giveaway!!  She is giving away: 1). One Assorted Christmas Themed Jelly Roll containing 42, 2 1/2" Strips  2). Five Assorted Christmas Fat Quarters  3). Three Handmade Christmas Coasters  4). One Miranda Day Bag Pattern  5). One Easy Scallop Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman  6). One Bucilla Mary Engelbright Santas Ornaments Kit to Make 6 felt ornaments  7). One Package Needle Threaders.  Enter today!!

How about another chance to win an AccuQuilt GO!  You can enter for a chance to win over at Alderwood Quilts!  This contest is open until November 1.

And you still have time to enter my Fall Into Fall Bloggers Giveaway.  Just click the link HERE to enter!!

Final Thoughts

I know it's not really a thought but I thought this was a great way to let you know that cooler weather has finally made it's way into the central valley of California!  Woohoo!  I'm enjoying every little bit of it.  And so are Weasley (under the blanket) and Snickerdoodle - keeping each other warm.

Have a wacky, woolly, willy-nilly Wednesday!


Cheryl said...

Always love your post, full of info! My favorite hexagon is the one with the fussy cut doggies. Too cute!

Christina said...

Love, love, LOVE the doggies flower!

Staci said...

Hey Linda! I love pink! All shades of it, from delicate baby pink, to bright vibrant pinks! Thanks for the lovely flower this morning.
Okay, seriously, that doggie hexie is one of the cutest things I ever saw!
Got to try making hexies! Got to carve out a bit of time somewhere and give it a go.

quiltingnana said...

I know what you mean about catching up on comments and blogs...busy busy busy but having fun

Megan Harmeyer said...

It's nice and cool here this morning, too! The boys and I went to the park and had to wear sweatshirts. I've even had to start digging out pants for them. Anyway, I really like your 6th star - it's so bright! Yay for cuddly puppies. :)

Annette said...

I LOVE your little hexie flowers. So cheerful and sweet!

Birdie said...

Love your flowers, so nice and bright.

Tineke said...

I just looooove the puppy flower!

Lisa said...

Cute puppies!

Fiesta said...

Lovely hexie flowers.

Karen said...

Lovely post Linda and I like your winnings. The doggie flower is SO cute!!

Vivian said...

Both hexagon flowers are sweet, but the fussy-cut puppies are just doggone cute!

Beautiful Gerbera daisy.

crafty pug said...

love the puppies running around the flower - gorgeous!

Jen said...

Love the puppies, guess they are the hit of this post! Too cute. I'm in Sacramento, and am very thankful for the cool down. Last night we slept with our windows open and this morning we didn't want to sneak out of the quilts! Thanks for the heads-up on the giveaways!

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