Sunday, 9 August 2009

Weekend Happenings . . .

First off I would like to say how thrilled I am to have met all you ladies who have stopped by and entered my 200th Post Giveaway!  It’s not too late yet for anyone who comes for a visit . . . you have until the 14th – this coming Friday.

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This has been so exciting . . . seeing just where everyone is from and what your interests are.  Visiting everyone’s blog and having a tour there has taken up a few of my spare moments over the last couple of days.

I have found the fabric that I want for the binding for this little wall hanging and will now wait impatiently for it to arrive so that I can put the finishing touches to this gift for some lucky person out there.

So here are the rules again if you haven’t already entered:

Leave me a comment (could be anything like "WOW!  I have just the spot for that!" or "Gotta have it!" - really anything goes (within reason, of course!)

  • If you want a second entry link to my post with this picture on your blog, then come back and let me know you linked it.

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  • Make sure there's a link back to your blog (or an email address) so if you win I have some way of contacting you! (I notice that there are a couple of people that I will not be able to contact if their name gets drawn – so double check that you don’t have the “no-reply” thingy happening).
  • Check back here next Friday the 14th to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Other weekend happenings included:

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Headed to Home Depot and ordered our new windows for the front of the house and checked out the tile section to see what was new.  Those are some pretty funky lookin’ tiles there . . . but the light green is very, very close to the paint chip that matches my tub in our upstairs bathroom that will eventually be undergoing a huge makeover.  If I use the 3” narrow strip of either the stripe or circle tile (not both!) and the rest gets redone in the white tile, it might work – still a little more “hip” than I was thinking of.  It’s an option I guess.

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The lilies in the garden have been mass producing blooms for the past few weeks and I’ve been out there cutting bunches for my table top display.  This one is probably my least favorite shaped one, (the petals are narrower than all my other ones – it looks too skinny!) but has this brilliant color, dark speckles and little slippers on the stamens . . . very cute!

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My daughter was out from Winnipeg for the weekend (my son has settled in with us once more!), to celebrate my husband and my 10th wedding anniversary.  We celebrated with a fancy, dancy supper at Remington’s in Brandon and returned home to watch an interesting movie with a totally unrelated ending, kind of movie.  Not sure if I will recommend “Knowing”  with Nicholas Cage as a great movie, but I guess it was better than some I’ve seen.

This wonderful, “interesting” bottle of wine was given to us by my husband’s brother and SIL.  It was a very good wine after we got past the “does it smell like cat pee” phase!  Weird name for a wine, but worth a chuckle and a taste.

I’ll be back on the 14th sometime to post the winner of the 200th post giveaway . . . see you then!

‘til next time,

M.

29 comments:

dotti white said...

It's wonderful that you have gotten to know more friends from our blogging world. I am relatively new beginning just last April. I love getting to know so many creative people! I am so glad that I was introduced to your blog. If you have a minute, check mine out and let me know what you think! Have a great week and I can't wait for the 14th--it's my late Dad's birthday!

Stina said...

It is so fun to find new blogs.... will take a nice cup of tea and browse back...an see what you have been up to!!! Wanted to congratulate you on your 200 th post!!!
Loved your wallhanging.. and YES I have the perfect spot for it.. with those colours and fabrics it will be perfect at my Swedish home!! ;o)

Stina said...

Im back again.. have added your lovely button to my sidebar.. :o))) Hmm.. It looks good already there!!! :o)

Annette said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! You have an awesome blog and I have enjoyed stopping by to visit this past year.

Becky said...

Happy tenth anniversary. That one is coming up for us too, in Dec! Congrats!

Kim said...

Congrats! Please enter me in your beautiful wall hanging giveaway - Thanks,
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Denny1600 said...

I'd love to win your giveaway! How generous you are! I'll visit your blog again.
denny1600@gmail.com
Denny, a quilter in Arizona

Melody said...

It sounds like you are having a lot of fun blogging. I just discovered this one.
it looks great so far.
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara in TN said...

Terrific giveaway - thanks for doing this. Sure DO have the perfect place for this one!
Barbara in TN

ashjoy said...

I have several wonderful spots for the wall hanging. Congrats on the 200th post!

Turtle said...

the wine completely cracksme up! one of those labels worth framing or turning into a coaster! the tiles are very cool! Would look very retro if the white tiles were the old subway ones.

Frostedbetty said...

Love the wall hanging! Please please come home with me :) Congrats on your 200th post!!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I would love to win this beautiful wall hanging. It would look wonderful hanging on the wall of sewing room in my new house!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I just linked to your give away for a second entry. I love this little wall hanging!
http://luv2kreate.blogspot.com/

butterfly_bh said...

So nice .. Would love to win

elaine said...

I like the colors in your wall hanging-lovely!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Fiesta said...

Congratulations. 200 posts go by so fast especially when you are having fun making new friends.

billiemick said...

about Like Wow!!

grin

Gingerbread said...

Hi there what a lovely giveaway and a great design. Thank you, I would love to be entered please. jcjulieann@googlemail.com

Vintage Sandy said...

WOW! Please enter me in your great giveaway I'm going to post it on my blog right now!!!

Kelly Stodola said...

Neat blog! Nice giveaway! I am off to post right now on my blog!

Kelly Stodola said...

All linked up! www.maxifortend.com

Myra said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby M, and many more to come... 8-)

maroneysr said...

Great blog, and as a new quilter, I am enjoying your creative ideas. How was that wine?

Mystica said...

You deserve much more than Wow!!! gorgeous stuff. The blog is so creative and interesting that it is lovely to read.

Mystica

Marica said...

congratulations! I found your blog from my best friend Stina and want to join your giveaway..

I´ll jump over to read more in this cute blog..

Tacke care!

vivi said...

hi!
it's the first time I visit you, your blog is wonderful
may I be a part of your give away?
perhaps you would like to know I live in argentina, wich is far away!
hope it's yes!!!!!
happy 200 posts, and please, come and visit my blog :D

Explicit Academia said...

Want want want! I'm glad I found your blog, there's some great information here! Congrats on the 200 post.

:)

-Michelle

Minna said...

love your blog. i am a new blogger but i have several. one for family, one for my knitting, and one for the bread group. that's how i found your site, through a baker. i am learning about quilting now that i have retired from teaching. your work is inspiring!