Monday, 14 July 2008

Time is running out . . .

Today is the last day to leave a comment for the PPP Giveaway (see my July 5th post) . . . I know there are lots of you stopping by (lurking!), - all you need to do is post a comment. You don't need to have a blog to leave a comment . . . check out how easy it is by visiting Chooky Blue and read her June 27, 2008 post about how easy it is to Leave A Comment or you can send me an email and I'll be glad to answer your questions.

Hurry though . . . you've almost run out of time to get your name in! Odds are looking really good for the few of you that have left a comment . . .

Some fabulously shocked . . . surprised . . . overwhelming news . . .

I have received an award from Quilter Going Bananas! Totally not expected . . . but very much appreciated. Thank you K!

Well I have been doing just a couple of minutes research on this award and so far I have found that Wales, France, U.S. and Canada have been involved in passing this award along and I am thrilled to be included.

The requirements are that in my next post I will need to post links to five other quilting bloggers and pass the award on to them. I'll be needing to do some research on where I'm going to send the award and find all the link information to post. It may take me a day or two to narrow it down to only five bloggers - there are a bunch of you out there! I'll have to have this done before Friday because I'm starting my holidays then and will be away from the computer for a few days.

I've been doing a little bit of stitchery "stuff" and having a great time - I'll show you more soon.

Anyone like pink out there? This little posie reminds of some of my Grandma's old lace . . . very delicate and pretty.

This little geranium has my outdoor quilt in the background . . . I need to feed these plants or something because they are not cascading over the planter like I had imagined they would - that's why you're only getting part of the picture.
and this beautiful lily is called "Cocktail Twins" and was on the front cover of a lily catalogue that I had posted about a few months ago. Guess what?! It looks just like the photo - some things in life never quite look the same as their pictures . . . but this one really does. I bought three lily bulbs that day and this is the first to bloom . . . I think the other two are pale pink or white and a yellow one . . . can't wait for them to burst into bloom.
Isn't he cute? The story about this little guy goes like this . . .
We bought a Serta mattress and adopted this little guy (his name is one sixteenth (1/16th)). My daughter came out to visit the last three days and was the first person to sleep in the new bed, so I kept teasing her that she kept forgetting to take 1/16th to bed with her. Yesterday afternoon, after she had left, I went upstairs to make sure that everything was turned off and the windows were closed, etc., and here was 1/16th . . . all tucked into his new bed, holding the TV remote.
Just when you think your kids have lost their sense of humour . . . BOOM! . . . you get side-swiped with a fit of the giggles. Thanks Candace!
'til next time,


Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Marlene, You're welcome! Keep posting pics on your blog, I love them all...but 1/16th sure is cute!
Cheers, QGB

Quilt Pixie said...

1/16th is very cute -- as long as he's in bed and not measuring in your sewing room! :-)

Myra said...

Hi Marlene,
Sorry to see that not many had commented for your give away. 8-(
I could have helped by advertising it on my blog. I'm sorry...never thought of it at the time...
Love 1/16! Your daughter has a great sense of humor! Too funny! Love it!
Beautiful photos from your flower garden! Lovely!
Happy stitchings!