Friday, May 29, 2009

Exciting Friday

For over a month now I have had this adorable vintage grain/feed sack that I have wanted to do something special with. My days have been so chaotic that I have not had the time to just sit down and decide what I wanted to do with this sack. It is one of my very favorites as it is so incredibly soft and has the cutest muted checkerboard around the top, sides and bottom. Fortunately I was able to get two pillows out of this sack.

They are both huge 27" x 21". One has a large crown and the other a sweet Dragonfly with the French words "small Dragonfly". These pillows are so hard to part with, but I just can't keep everything. It was very exciting to finally use this sack and share it with all of you.

My next excitement on this Friday is to announce the winner of the Gothenburg pillow. My dear friend Karen was appointed the difficult task of selecting a name from the hat. ~Drum Roll~ The winner is, Jackie from Jackie's Journey Blog. Congratulations! This is the pillow that you have just won.

Thank you to everyone who has left a post. Please check back often, as I love having giveaways.

Have a wonderful and exciting weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Only Garden Success

I have seen some of the most gorgeous flower gardens since I started blogging, and I am envious of each one. I would love to have a French garden with winding paths and little vignettes with statuary and seating. I can't begin to tell you how many magazines and books I have bought to find the exact flower garden that I would like, but my enthusiasm and energy starts to fade once I bring all the plants home. Sadly, I have lost so many due to my lack of initiative.

My only claim to fame is my beautiful hydrangeas. I love the colors this bush produces. Lavender, pale blue and the vibrant rose color. If you have a beautiful garden I would love for you to leave a comment regarding your approach to gardening and the type of flowers you have.

Also, I am having my drawing for the giveaway pillow shown below on Friday, May 29th, so please leave a post for your name to be entered. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.